#YouGoGirl: Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 Exchange Tweets Inspired by Gift from 2015 Albright Fellows

February 16, 2015
twitter conversation between Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton

A recent exchange on Twitter between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well known fact about Wellesley graduatesthey make excellent secretaries... of state!

The fellows for the 2015 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs presented Albright, a former U.S. Secretary of State, with a tee-shirt at the Institute’s closing ceremonies which on the front reads “Wellesley Women, Great Secretaries” and on the back concludes, “...of State.”

Albright, who is active on Twitter, tweeted a photo of herself holding the shirt to Hillary Clinton ‘69 with the caption, “Statistics show that @Wellesley alums make great Secretaries - right @HillaryClinton?” Clinton replied, “@madeleine there must be something in the water @Wellesley. #YouGoGirl”

Albright and Clinton are two of only three women to have ever held the position of U.S. Secretary of State.

According Joe Leva, manager of the Wellesley College Bookstore, the shirt is a top seller.  “It’s a popular item, in fact it’s our most popular tee shirt,” Leva said. “Especially since the reunion of 2014, which was a reunion year for both Hillary and Madeleine.”

The second most popular item? A shirt that reads: “Wellesley Football: Undefeated Since 1875.”