Founder's Wall
Culture Whiplash

Introduced: March 28 2013

Just a year ago, Secret Service agents were romancing women of the street in Columbia; now their boss is a woman, Julia Pierson. The first female agent was hired in 1975, and after 38 years, the agency is ready for women's leadership and Pierson has been named Director... We're going to study how this progression in a traditionally male culture happened and get back to you soon. In the meantime, here's some background information from the New York Times.


Also, read what IWD members said about the Columbian incident in our dialogue "Can't They Just Behave?"