Achieving Gender Parity: Would Things Change?

March 25, 2021 2:00 PM

LCWINS and the Athena Leadership Project are excited to invited you to our first joint discussion: “Achieving Gender Parity in National Security Leadership: Would Things Change?”

This virtual conversation will take place on Thursday, March 25, at 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT. During this discussion, we will explore what could happen if women held many, or even most, major national security leadership positions in the U.S. government. Would anything change - and if so, what? Would different issues, policies, partnerships, or priorities emerge? Would decisions be different or be made differently? Or would things remain the same - with different voices and faces?


Dina Powell McCormick

Madeleine Albright

  • Chair, Albright-Stonebridge Group
  • Former Secretary of State
Dina Powell McCormick

Michèle Flournoy

  • Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors
  • Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Dina Powell McCormick

Michelle J. Howard

  • Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy
  • Former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
Dina Powell McCormick

Kori Schake

  • Director, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Former Department of State Deputy Director for Policy Planning


Dina Powell McCormick

Tamara Cofman Wittes

  • Co-Chair, Executive Committee & Founder, LCWINS
  • Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution
  • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs
Dina Powell McCormick

Bonnie Jenkins

  • Founder and President, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS)
  • Former State Department Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, with the rank of Ambassador