Makers: Women in War

About This Episode


Women in War looks at American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. Viewers will hear from war correspondents like Molly Moore about life on the battlefield.

The film also shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy. Narrated by Christiane Amanpour.

MAKERS is a digital and video storytelling platform that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Through original interviews, MAKERS brings together well-known figures with the trailblazers that need to be known.