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Women leaders strengthen our national security.

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security works to elevate well-qualified women to the decision-making table.

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Discover new opportunities in national security

LCWINS is a resource and hub for women to find opportunities in national security and foreign affairs. Let’s work together to lower the barrier to entry and elevate well-qualified women in our field.

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Celebrating women’s leadership and helping them succeed.

Demystify the political appointment process, learn how to raise your public profile, and prepare for vetting through confirmation with our archive of successful and informative webinars.

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LCWINS is helping record numbers of women ascend to national security leadership.

How many women have been appointed to leadership positions in national security and foreign affairs? LCWINS is tracking progress towards gender parity.

Although over 50% of Senate-confirmed political appointments in national security under President Biden have gone to women thus far, we still have a lot of work to do.

The LCWINS Approach

Our vision, mission and priorities are laid out in our five-year strategic plan. Read it below and then check out our other major initiatives.

Progress towards parity
Are you engaged with the political appointment process? We can help you find pro bono legal counsel and conduct mock confirmation hearings to help guide your confirmation.
Read about LCWINS' Ten Process Improvements for Political Appointments.
Celebrating Women’s Leadership
LCWINS maintains a database of well-qualified women ready to serve in senior national security leadership.
LCWINS maintains a database of well-qualified women ready to serve in senior national security leadership.
Help Women Succeed
Watch our various webinar series focusing on navigating political appointments, leading for change, and more.
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