Diverse teams — specifically those that include women — have higher performance and more success.
It’s a fact, as evidenced by research from organizations ranging from McKinsey to Harvard Business Review. So when the stakes are national security, gender parity isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s imperative. Founded in 2019, the Leadership Council for Women in National Security (LCWINS) seeks to advance gender parity in America’s national security leadership. That’s no small ask, particularly when a team of two is tasked with keeping the entire organization going — and growing.
Already managing a database of 900 well-qualified women ready to serve in an array of national security leadership roles, LCWINS needed a way to scale their organization and impact, but was limited by a data architecture that relied on Google Sheets. In 2021, Splunk selected LCWINS as a recipient of the Splunk Pledge, an initiative that provides a minimum of $100 million over a 10-year period in software licenses, training, support and education to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions around the world.
Now with Splunk, LCWINS team members have the tools and expert support they need to grow and empower their community of women committed to serving their country in national security. “This is a really neat, microcosmic example of how the private sector tech industry can help advance public good,” says LCWINS Executive Director Emily Perkins.