FBI, This Week: Women’s History Month


March 16, 2018

The FBI celebrates Women’s History Month through recognizing the contributions women have made to the nation and to the Bureau itself.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI celebrates Women’s History Month through recognizing the contributions women have made to the nation and to the Bureau itself.

FBI Director Christopher Wray…

Christopher Wray: Women have made the sacrifices that members of the FBI family often face. They have served as SWAT snipers, as firearms instructors, spent countless hours away from their families to do what needs to be done, and they’ve lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Halpern: Women make up more than 40 percent of the FBI workforce—that’s nearly 16,000 people.

Progress has been made in providing more career opportunities for women and better reflecting the communities we serve and protect.

Senior Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Kellie Hardiman is chair of the Women’s Advisory Committee, which is designed to empower the women of the FBI.

Kellie Hardiman: We focus on things like mentoring and leadership development and trying to address things like work/life balance issues.

Halpern: Diversity is one of the FBI’s eight core values. Hardiman says that diversity drives innovation, strengthens an organization, and is crucial to problem solving.

Hardiman: I think it’s important to have a range of perspectives so that you can understand what the full scope of an issue is.

Halpern: With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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