In this episode of the MWI Podcast, we’re joined by four guests, each of whom is remarkably accomplished and has deep professional experience in the field of national security:

Brig. Gen. (ret) Jen Buckner served as director of cyber, electronic warfare, and information operations, HQDA G-3/5/7.
Brig. Gen. Michelle Schmidt is deputy commanding general – support of the 10th Mountain Division and served formerly as director of intelligence at US Special Operations Command.
Lt. Col. (ret) Jen Easterly is managing director and head of the Cybersecurity Fusion Center at Morgan Stanley.
Dr. Michele Malvesti is vice president at the Financial Integrity Network and visiting professor of practice at the University of Texas.

All four of our guests have been remarkably successful in their careers, and they are uniquely equipped to talk about the topic of women in security. In the conversation, they discuss some of the challenges that women often face in the military and in security-related fields more broadly. But they also talk about the cultural changes they’ve witnessed throughout their careers, the role of mentorship and their experiences on both sides of mentorship relationships, and both the history and future of women pioneering new paths in national security.

Listen to the full conversation below, and be sure to subscribe to the MWI Podcast wherever you get your podcasts—Apple PodcastsStitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, or your favorite podcast app.

Note: This episode was originally released in March 2019.