Breaking Barriers: Kathryn Childers, The Original Trailblazer

Gamma Phi Beta Presents: True and Constant Podcast

Jan 10 2024 • 59 mins

It’s finally here! The first episode of our True and Constant Podcast with hosts, Lex Stewart (Ohio) and Emma Oremus (St. Louis). Joining them in this empowering episode is Kathryn Childers (Colorado-Boulder), who made history as one of the first five female U.S. Secret Service special agents hired in 1971. She joined 1,100 men in the elite agency where she shot holes in the glass ceiling, investigating counterfeit, working undercover and protecting the president and world leaders. Fondly called the “Pistol Packin’ Nanny,” Kathryn was charged with protecting the Kennedy children – Caroline and John Jr. – while traveling the globe with Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Emma and Lex dive deeper into Kathryn’s history and her current life as a public speaker and author. Plus, they find out what it really means to live up to her mantra— “Do it scared!”— in the newest episode of our True and Constant Podcast.