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

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.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Burn, Baby Burn

BETTER LIFE LAB
In Case of Emergency, Break Glass Ceiling

Why, ask Jane Carr and Elizabeth Weingarten, do companies only think to hire women in times of crisis?


BETTER LIFE LAB and NEW AMERICA
The National Security Issue No One Is Talking About

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elizabeth Weingarten wrote for TIME about the intersection of women in cybersecurity and national security.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Story Behind Humans of Cybersecurity

Perspectives and experiences of those working to withstand the threats and embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.


BETTER LIFE LAB
A License to Discriminate?

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but Elizabeth Weingarten explores a phenomenon that might lead us to believe that a right permits a wrong.


BETTER LIFE LAB
If Feminism Is about Choice, Then This Election Is, Too

Elizabeth Weingarten writes on why voting for someone because she’s a woman isn’t too far from not voting for someone because she’s a woman.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Decrypting the Cybersecurity Gender Gap

Gender disparity in the cybersecurity industry isn’t just a problem for women.


BETTER LIFE LAB and NEW AMERICA
Do Men Prioritize Family Time More Than Women?

Elizabeth Weingarten unpacks a new study that suggests men prioritize home and family over work more than women do.


BETTER LIFE LAB and NEW AMERICA
American women start their own businesses because they have no other choice

Call it a calculated risk: Camilla Ley Valentin, the mother of two little girls, earned three times her husband’s salary when she decided si