CNAS collaborates with the Athena Leadership Project, helmed by Adjunct Senior Fellows and Athena Leadership Project directors Jeannette Gaudry Haynie, PhD and Kyleanne Hunter, PhD. The Athena Leadership Project studies how gender-diverse teams and leaders shape national security and to use those observations to inform leaders, policy, and structure. The initiative is committed to building discussion and research on the study of leadership, gender, and security outcomes as well as elevating the voices of underrepresented and diverse leaders.
As part of this partnership, CNAS hosts Athena Leadership Project roundtable discussions with veterans and experts on subjects such as gender, leadership, diversity, and implications for readiness, and releases policy briefs that expand on Congressional and military action to address gender and national security.
CommentaryDeveloping Leaders to Promote Gender Integration
Diversity of lived experiences results in stronger leaders....
By Dr. Jeannette Gaudry Haynie & Dr. Kyleanne Hunter
CommentarySharper: America's National Security Workforce
The greatest source of strength in American national security is the people who lead and serve within its institutions. The ongoing U.S. response to the global coronavirus out...
By Emma Moore, Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
CommentaryWomen in Combat: Five-Year Status Update
It has been five years since the ban on women in combat was lifted in 2015 and women began integrating previously closed combat arms billets in January 2016. Five years is the...
By Emma Moore