About the Leadership Council for Women in National Security
Elevating senior women to leadership positions in national security
The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is an organization devoted to promoting gender parity in the national security and foreign affairs sectors. To keep America safe and established as a World Leader, we need senior leadership in national security that reflects the full diversity of our nation.

LCWINS was founded in 2019 by women experts in national security who experienced firsthand the inequities within leadership opportunities in the public sector. Our founders decided, with a presidential election on the horizon, to build a coalition to raise public awareness for the stark disproportional representation in these leadership roles.

We are devoted to improving national security by ensuring women — in all our diversity — are equally represented among national security leadership.
LCWINS Strategic Plan
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.
Our Strategic Plan
LCWINS Initiatives
LCWINS’ advocacy and initiatives are focused on all women in the national security field and are available to anyone. From the LCWINS political appointments tracker and database efforts to our webinars series and opportunities board, our initiatives are focused on elevating and supporting women in the national security field.
See our initiatives

Who We Are

Meet the tremendous leaders committed to gender parity in national security.