Micah Zenko

It’s a Man’s World

Inside the gender breakdowns of Washington's premier think tanks.

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American Enterprise Institute
Policy-related fields: 39 staff total, 6 women (15%)
(No information on non-policy-related staff)

Brookings Institution
Policy-related: 284 staff total, 57 women (20%)
Total: 293 staff total, 62 women (21%)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Policy-related: 17 staff total, 3 women (18%)
Total
: 25 staff total, 7 women (28%)

Center for American Progress
Policy-related: 78 staff total, 22 women (28%)
Total: 102 staff total, 41 women (40%)

Center for a New American Security*
Policy-related: 16 staff total, 4 women (25%)
Total: 24 total, 12 women (50%)

*Update, July 26, 2011: CNAS’s numbers were updated based on information provided by CNAS on July 25.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Policy-related: 90 staff total, 25 women (28%)
Total: 108 staff total, 33 women (31%)

Council on Foreign Relations
Policy-related: 78 staff total, 17 women (22%)
Total: 127 staff total, 51 women (40%)

Heritage Foundation
Policy-related: 64 staff total, 11 women (17%)
Total: 92 staff total, 25 women (27%)

Peterson Institute
Policy-related: 38 staff total, 6 women (16%)
Total: 44 staff total, 8 women (18%)

Stimson Center
Policy-related: 13 staff total, 3 women (23%)
Total: 18 staff total, 9 women (50%)

TOTAL policy-related staff: 723 staff total, 154 women (21%)
TOTAL leadership staff: 874 staff total, 250 women (29%)

Micah Zenko is the co-author of Clear and Present Safety: The World Has Never Been Better and Why That Matters to Americans.

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