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.