Sisterhood of Spies: Real-life Female Spy Stories

We’ve seen it time and again, The Bourne Identity, James Bond, The Kingsman - men are conjured up as the lead in our collective vision of the spy community. Those times are over. Women have come from the shadows of the real-life Intelligence Community (IC) to the forefront to discuss their careers, what they’ve learned about chipping away the glass ceiling, and their outlook for a future intelligence community that is as diverse as the nation they are protecting.
This panel opens a potential for multi-year dialogue and follow on "Sisterhood of Spies" sessions showcasing women from across the Intelligence Community, talking candidly about their careers, their various missions, their struggles, successes and their vision for the future and the role of Intelligence Officers in it.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Dr. Stacey Dixon

Principal Deputy Director Of National Intelligence At ODNI

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Erika Hipkins

Cipher Online Media

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Ellen Mccarthy

Mccarthy And Associates

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Teresa Smetzer

Smetzer Associates LLC

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