LENGTH: 1 day
"Therein lies the fascination with espionage—the weird mixture of high endeavor and sordid treachery, cleverness and stupidity, bravery and cowardice, to be found among agents and spies of both sexes.” —E.H. Cookridge, Sisters of Delilah
Since the dawn of mankind, women have been spies, traitors, heroines, saboteurs, terrorists and espionage enablers.
An ancient Indian philosopher and strategist, Kautilya, wrote in the 4th century BC about using women as spies because of their ability to be unnoticed, to be nonthreatening, and to blend into the world of men because of gender expectations.
Universal stereotypes make women very effective weapons in the world of intelligence and espionage.Few have studied and fewer still appreciate the contributions of women in this field.
This presentation introduces you to capable, cunning, and dedicated spies and heroines, some of whom made the ultimate sacrifice, from pre-Biblical times to the present 21st century.
We explore motivations, risk taking, sacrifices, andaccomplishments of women while debunking myths and the glamorization of the stereotypical female spy Mata Hari.
Join us in the journey of significant contributions to the history of intelligence and espionage by women like Ethel Rosenberg, Rose Greenhow, Ana Montes, Lydia Darragh, Sara Edmonds, Virginia Hall, Ruth Werner, Lona Cohen, and many others.
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March is Women's History Month and this course would be a perfect, unique and interesting way to fascinate your employees as well as provide them with valuable counterintelligence and security awareness information.
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Read what attendees say about this course:
"This course is for everyone who works in the Intelligence Community. It was interesting to see the list of reasons why people spy. I am amazed at the number of women in espionage.”
"Gained a lot of info re CI. Will be more mindful of women roles in the IC.”
"Awesome class overall!”
"As a man attending this course, I can honestly say I understand better now than before what contributions women have made. I continue to believe that it does not matter who the ‘spy' is, male or female, rather it is more important to have the right person for the job.”
"This course was very good and I'm glad I took it. I would recommend this to all IC employees.”
"Excellent course with a great look at the various roles women have played in the world of espionage. I'm very happy that I attended and would definitely recommend it to others.”
"Course was excellent and the instructors were outstanding.”
"Great course—liked the female angle as they tend to be lost or overlooked in history.”
"Fascinating course. Good information on history of women in spying. Reminder that women are often overlooked but make good spies. Will help with good CI practices.”
"This course was very interesting. It was nice to hear a female perspective on espionage and counterintelligence.”
"It made me more aware of how espionage has shaped history, especially during war times.”
"The course gave me great respect for the women who have worked in the field of espionage. The course did an excellent job of showing that different women have played different roles in the history of espionage and that not just women but all people have different strengths and weaknesses.”
"I am fascinated by the subject matter. Makes me more aware about what people do and will probably make me more observant.”
"Broadens one's thinking about the world of female spies. Explores areas in history that aren't general discussed/presented in other courses/briefings.”
"Very interesting material and presenters kept the audience captive. This class opened my eyes to a lot of things I never knew before.”
"Amazing to hear about women over various eras in US history that have impacted the nation. Good background and supporting reading material.”
"As a result of this course, I'm going to take the role of women in espionage more seriously.”
"I liked the course because it made me realize women do play a vital role in their governments.”
"Outstanding briefer, extremely knowledgeable. Good information, very eye-opening.”
"One of the best I've ever taken.”
"Excellent course! It really helped me in knowing more about women spies."
"The presentation was very informative and most of all--engaging!
"Excellent! Instructors were extremely knowledgeable. Entertaining stories, excellent videos as part of the wonderful PowerPoint presentation. Course material easy for the 'lay person' to understand--makes it more enjoyable."
"Wonderful course! Opens your eyes."
"Very informative to see how women trail-blazed path for rest of us."
"I really enjoyed the course."
"CI Centre courses are always informative. I highly recommend them to all I meet."
"Great overview of the subject matter. I never realized how many women were involved in espionage. In fact, I'm sure there are more that are yet to be realized. I plan to do lots of reading in this subject."
"Instructor's knowledge and ability to communicate and engage the audience is outstanding."
"Information presented was well done and interestingly captivating."
"Very interesting and informative. Would definitely recommend to others."
"Instructors are obvious experts in subject area. Very dynamic speakers."
"Great information! The class offers a different perspective and a wealth of information!"