In 2019, we asked every presidential candidate to commit to seeking gender parity in their senior national security and foreign policy positions. President Biden and Vice President Harris made that commitment when they were presidential candidates. President Biden reiterated his pledge on International Women's Day, and on his website. We are still waiting for the bulk of Senate-confirmed leadership positions to be announced.
This tracker is our way of showing progress toward gender parity in national security leadership. We cannot know where we stand unless we measure it! We have provided a summary charts for context at the top, and then individual visualizations by category of political appointment. If you are having any trouble seeing the visualizations, we suggest clicking "Tableau" at the bottom of the chart. We welcome feedback, corrections and tips at email@example.com!