President Biden has publicly stated on numerous occasions that he is committed to gender parity in senior national security leadership. So far, we have seen record number of women being appointed to senior leadership roles. Although over 50% of Senate-confirmed political appointments in national security have gone to women thus far, we still have a lot of work to do. The power imbalance remains. President Biden's National Security Council is 42% women.
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 source our data from publicly available websites such as Congress.gov. We have provided a summary charts for context at the top, and then individual visualizations by category of political appointment. For a better view of each visualization, we suggest clicking "Tableau" at the bottom of each chart. We welcome feedback, corrections and tips at firstname.lastname@example.org
President Biden has the highest representation of women ever in his cabinet; right now the cabinet is 44% women.