December 16, 2021


Sundaa Bridgett-Jones joins LCWINS’ Board of Directors

The Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) is proud to announce that Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Chief Partnerships & Advocacy Officer, Global Energy Alliance for People & Planet, The Rockefeller Foundation, will join its Board of Directors, furthering the organization’s commitment to equity.

“Sundaa is an innovator and passionate about achieving equity within national security,” said Lindsay Rodman, executive director of LCWINS. “We are thrilled that LCWINS will be able to benefit from her expertise.”

Heather Hurlburt, a founding director of LCWINS, is stepping down from the Board, opening up a new seat.

Bridgett-Jones has over 20 years of experience designing and executing high-impact global initiatives. Most recently, she has assumed the role of Chief Partnerships & Advocacy Officer for the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet, a new platform for renewable energy solutions being incubated in The Rockefeller Foundation's public charity.

Between 2010 and 2012, she led the Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in groundbreaking advocacy on Internet and religious freedoms. As a member of the White House National Security Staff interagency committee, she helped develop the Open Government Partnership, a featured public-private partnership spearheaded by the Obama administration and the Government of Brazil.

“We must be intentional about ushering in gender parity in national security leadership,” Bridgett-Jones said. “In a short period of time, LCWINS has been integral to historic gains in ensuring women are represented at decision-making tables. It has been extraordinary to stand with members and friends of LCWINS who have pushed, prodded, and prevailed. I am honored to join the LCWINS Board of Directors and forgeahead in our aims for meaningful representation, diversity, and inclusion in national security circles.”

LCWINS launched in June 2019 with nearly 100 bipartisan national security professionals dedicated to ensuring that women, in all their diversity, have equal space at the policy-making table.


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. 

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