The LCWINS Tracker identifies progress toward our goal of gender parity across 500 senior leadership positions with meaningful influence on U.S. national security and foreign policy. This publicly available resource will enable researchers, campaign and transition team staff, policymakers, members of the media, and the public to better understand our country’s progress toward women’s full participation in national security and foreign policy decision-making.
This project is a critical part of the LCWINS mission to advance gender parity in U.S. national security and foreign policy leadership. It began in 2020 with the LCWINS Pledge, a commitment to gender parity in senior national security leadership roles made by presidential candidates from both parties. Annual updates to the LCWINS Tracker will allow the public to monitor each administration’s progress toward that commitment.
In keeping with our mission, the LCWINS Tracker is focused on gender inclusion. This resource does not currently include information on racial diversity or inclusion. We recognize the importance of diversity in all its forms and are exploring ways to leverage this resource to support expanded analysis with, by, and for additional communities.