Liza Mundy on Women at the CIA

Unveiling the CIA’s Hidden History of Women with Liza Mundy in ‘The Sisterhood.’

Welcome Liza Mundy:

We’re joined on the Starline by an award-winning journalist and New York Times-bestselling author of five books. She written about history, culture, politics and gender. Her latest project is “The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA”. We welcome Liza Mundy.

Liza, let’s go Beyond the Mic. How did your love of English and writing take you from Princeton & Virginia to the CIA?

Secrecy is the code for the CIA which is always misunderstood. Why was writing this book important for you and was it hard was it to get clearance to even discuss the past of the agency?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Do you remember the last story you wrote on the sidelines on a soccer field or in the bleachers?

2. How long did it take you to narrate the audiobook?

3. Which of your books is the one you held closest to your heart?

4. What’s the one thing you can’t depend on your husband Bill Nye to do?

5. Which of these women you write about in The Sisterhood do you relate the most to?

6. Where was your favorite place to think at the Washington Post offices?

7. One thing that’s at the top of your bucket list?

8. Favorite exhibit at the International Spy Museum?

One Big Question:

What’s the biggest impact you’ve discovered in your research about that women have made in the CIA to protect America?

The Wrap:

Her husband won’t write her books but is great at making coffee. She loves to drink wine at book clubs. “The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA” is the book. Liza Mundy thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

Listen to other Beyond the Mic conversations with authors here.

Check out Liza Mundy at her website here.

Find out more about Liza’s book Code Girls here.

Recruited from settings as diverse as elite women’s colleges and small Southern towns, more than ten-thousand young American women served as codebreakers for the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II.

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