YPFP Events

YPFP DC: Women's Leadership in International Security

December 04, 2012 06:00 pm


1800 K Street, NW 20006 Washington, DC
United States

Tuesday, December 4th | 6:00pm

The number of women in leadership roles in the international peace and security field has improved in the past decade, but women remain under-represented in many senior-level positions. How can women better prepare for and be encouraged to take on these roles in the future? Join us for a discussion with Jolynn Shoemaker, director of Women in International Security (WIIS), on the role of women's leadership in international security. She will discuss barriers to advancement for women in international security, WIIS’s work to close the leadership gap in women’s participation, and the importance of inclusive and diverse participation in peace and security.

Jolynn Shoemaker is the director of Women in International Security (WIIS), an affiliated program of CSIS dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in the international peace and security field. Previously, she worked for the Institute for Inclusive Security, and has served in policy and legal positions in the U.S. government. She holds a J.D. and an M.A. (security studies) from Georgetown University and a B.A. from University of California at San Diego. She has published extensively on women, peace, and security and women’s leadership, is a member of the New York Bar, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Truman National Security Fellow.

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