Women make up less than 40% of the U.S. State Department’s leadership.
According to the recent studies, for example, women make up less than 40 percent of the U.S. State Department’s leadership and 26 percent at the Pentagon.* In the private sector, women comprise 24 percent of the cybersecurity workforce and 21 percent of the supply chain management workforce. At the same time, girls are on the front lines of pressing national security challenges with gendered impacts, including disinformation, artificial intelligence, and climate change, and national security pathways remain inaccessible to girls, particularly those from under-resourced communities.
*New America Foundation