Elizabeth Weingarten

Director, Global Gender Parity Initiative

Elizabeth Weingarten is the director of the Global Gender Parity initiative, a project of the Better Life Lab where she is a senior fellow. Before joining New America, she worked on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic, Slate and Qatar Today magazine. Outside of New America, Weingarten is the CEO of TRIBELLE, a business that cultivates female entrepreneurship among low-income populations in Israel. She has done research and writing on gender parity issues in Israel, Egypt, and Qatar, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

All Work

The Last Human Job?

If care work is the last realm where humans have an advantage over machines, will that change the way we value it as a society?


BETTER LIFE LAB
Why Pretending You Don’t See Race or Gender Is an Obstacle to Equality

Elizabeth Weingarten wrote for Slate about how being color- or gender-blind acts as an obstacle to equality.


Uber, Here’s How You Can Really Arrive

Sexaul harassment persists because of social norms, inside and outside of companies, that mark the behavior as acceptable.


BETTER LIFE LAB
A Guide to Talking Women, Peace, and Security Inside the U.S. Security Establishment

How much do national security policymakers consider the ways policies and programs impact men and women differently?


BETTER LIFE LAB
Unpaid Work Should Be Measured and Valued, but Mostly Isn’t

Elizabeth Weingarten writes for the Financial Times about why there should be a system to measure the work of unpaid workers.


Gender as a Second Language

Until policymakers recognize how central gender is to every security policy and issue, we will continue to live in an unsafe world.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Not Secondary, But Central

What do policymakers know--and not know--about gender inclusivity?


BETTER LIFE LAB
Is Germany Failing Female Refugees?

Elizabeth Weingarten wrote for Time about female refugees in Germany.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Unmeasured, Undervalued, and Unpaid

Elizabeth Weingarten joined WPR to talk about the huge, yet unmeasured, impact of unpaid labor on the American economy.


BETTER LIFE LAB
There’s No Such Thing as Innocuous Personal Data

Elizabeth Weingarten wrote for Future Tense on Slate about personal data and privacy.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Why America’s Fathers Aren’t Living Up to Expectations

Elizabeth Weingarten and Gary Baker writes for Time about the need for American fathers to be more involved in the home.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Women and All Their Fake Free Time

Zuzana Boehmová and Elizabeth Weingarten explain why we aren't talking about the value of unpaid work—and why we should.