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Joan Dempsey: Steely Eyed Blonde

Season 2, Ep. 6

"I will gladly hold your capes for you,” Joan Dempsey tells our listeners on this week’s episode of the Iron Butterfly podcast. Joan served in the federal government for 25 years in a variety of roles with the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency. On this episode, Joan discusses being the only woman in the room, finding moments to create change, and the importance of remembering that life is short, but your work life is very long. Listen in to find out why Joan has a mentorship award named after her, and to hear her advice for the next generation of change agents.

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