June 25, 2021


LCWINS celebrates its second anniversary

LCWINS (Leadership Council for Women in National Security) is celebrating its second anniversary with tweets from national security luminaries recognizing its outsized impact over the last two years in pushing forward gender equity within the national security arena.

LCWINS launched in June 2019 with a focus on improving representation of women in national security leadership in the next Administration. We were thrilled when President Biden and Vice President Harris committed to striving for gender parity and overall diversity in their national security appointments. Since then, LCWINS has:

To date, 58% of Senate-confirmed national security leaders have been women. 

LCWINS is proud of the work it has done. The head of the Biden Transition recently told us: “LCWINS created helpful pressure and left and right bounds on our decision architecture. It was helpful to know there was an organized ombuds for what we were doing as we built out the Administration’s leadership.” 

LCWINS is committed to continuing our work for the current and future administrations.


The Leadership Council for Women in National Security improves national security by ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table. LCWINS is an organization of women and allies from across the political spectrum working to advance gender inclusion at the highest levels of the U.S. national security and foreign policy workforce. LCWINS is fiscally sponsored by the Pacific Council on International Policy, a 501(c)(3).

For more information, contact: Press@lcwins.org