Cultivating Women Leaders: From Nominee to Political Appointee

LCWINS has helped dozens of women navigate the political appointment process.

Are you being considered for a political appointment? Are you are interviewing,  going through vetting and deluged in myriad forms, are you are facing confirmation — LCWINS wants to help. Contact if you feel you are facing any obstacles or need assistance through the process.

LCWINS can help you:
• Understand the vetting process
• Prepare with mock Senate confirmation hearings
• Find pro-bono legal assistance

We are keenly aware that when the transition team reaches out to prospective candidates for positions, they request the utmost discretion. We promise complete confidentiality. We don’t want to interfere with your process. We cannot promise that we can fix every problem or answer every question. But, we have an incredible network of women and allies who want to see gender parity in our national security leadership. We are best positioned to help with questions related to security clearances, vetting, ethics, financial disclosure and how to prepare for your Senate confirmation hearing.

We also recommend you start by reading this guide published by Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. It’s a step-by-step, generic guide of what you need to know. We will be updating this page with additional resources as well!

Some Helpful Resources:
In general, get your finances in order, scrub your social media, and maintain your humility and flexibility during the process.

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