Gina Bennett

Ex CIA senior analyst & advisor
Expert on cognitive bias, gender equality, intelligence
Fee: Please inquire
"I'm happy to endorse Gina Bennett as a speaker in the highest possible terms. She is one of the country's leading national security experts, and is a very clear and thought-provoking speaker."
Peter Bergen
National Security Analyst, CNN
Areas of Expertise

Gina is available for training, consulting and speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Performance improvement, sales
  • Social change, avoiding bias, diversity
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Security, counterterrorism
  • Inspiring, motivating
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Leadership, strategy, vision
  • Media, entertainment
Gina's Background

Gina Bennett, a former member of CIA’s Senior Analytic Service, is a seasoned counterterrorism specialist who authored the earliest warnings of some of today's terrorism trends, including the 1993 report — the first report — that warned of the growing danger of Osama bin Laden and the movement he was fomenting.

Her analysis has been called "prescient," "genius" and "prophetic" by major media and former government officials.

Gina is often featured in documentaries and other media profiling her role in counterterrorism and as a pioneer for women in National Security and Intelligence careers, including a position on the Board of Directors of Girl Security.

Presentation Examples
  • Women in National Security: History, Observations, and Challenges
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism: History, Lessons Learned, Future Trends
  • Women in Intelligence: Dispelling the Myths and Stereotypes
  • Ethics in National Security: The role of the Constitution and using classic ethical frameworks to defuse political polarization in America
  • The Gatherers' Theory of National Security: Challenging gender stereotypes and "hunter-gatherer" legacies in national and international security approach
  • Avoiding Cognitive Biases: Structured Approaches to Mitigating Common Biases in Business, Government, and Life
  • National Security Mom: Lessons from Parenting Applied to National Security
Partnership Examples
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Girl Security
  • The Alturas Institute
  • NFL
Listen to Gina featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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Lena Sisco
Ex DoD interrogator & Naval intel officer
Expert on interviewing, deception, leadership, change management, entertainment
Gina Bennett
Ex CIA senior analyst & advisor
Expert on cognitive bias, gender equality, intelligence
Darrell Blocker
Ex CIA officer & training lead
Expert on security, risk, crisis management, diversity & inclusion, entertainment
Christina Hillsberg
Ex CIA intelligence analyst
Expert on cybersecurity, threat analysis, insider threat programs, parenting
Jack Barsky
Ex KGB sleeper agent
Expert on security, espionage, KGB, Cold War, entertainment
Shawnee Delaney
Ex DIA clandestine ops officer
Expert on cybersecurity, insider threat program development, surveillance, investigation
Nic McKinley
Ex CIA officer & USAF pararescueman
Expert on leadership, intelligence, conflict resolution, human trafficking
Michele Rigby Assad
Ex CIA undercover officer
Expert on terrorism, sales, vetting, and inspiring audiences
Avner Avraham
Ex Mossad lieutenant colonel
Expert on Mossad operations, Israeli law enforcement, entertainment
Daniel Hoffman
Ex CIA senior officer & station chief
Expert on leadership, cybersecurity, intelligence, security
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Secret Intelligence Service - MI6
GCHQ
Belfer Center
FBI
CIA

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