Building on the belief that women strengthen national security
LCWINS was founded in 2020 by a small group of women who believed diverse leadership teams yield better national security outcomes. Years of being “the only woman in the room” led them to formalize their efforts to advance gender parity in national security and foreign policy leadership.
Our work began with a series of projects to support a more diverse and inclusive presidential transition. In our earliest days we:
These early programs highlighted the ample opportunity to strengthen American foreign and national security policymaking and demonstrated the numbers of women capable of serving at the highest levels of defense and diplomacy leadership.
Today, LCWINS continues this work through programs that build a bipartisan network of support for women’s leadership ascension and success.
Meet the people advancing gender parity in U.S. national security and foreign policy leadership.
Many members of the LCWINS community have returned to public service in senior national security and foreign policy leadership positions. We are proud of our alumni and appreciate their continued service.
The LCWINS Board of Directors drive the mission and strategy of LCWINS.
The LCWINS Honorary Advisory Committee includes senior national security leaders who share our mission and help raise awareness of the work and impact of LCWINS.
The LCWINS Leadership Council is a group of committed leaders in their fields lend their expertise and time as volunteers to improve the representation of women in America's national security and foreign policy leadership.
LCWINS staff power the organization's strategy and programs.
Press releases, op-eds, and podcasts on our work to advance gender parity in U.S. national security and foreign policy leadership.
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