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.

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BETTER LIFE LAB, BETTER LIFE LAB and NEW AMERICA NYC
Get Paid What You're Worth

New America, the Harvard Business School, MORE magazine discuss (how to close) the gender pay gap.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Promoting Gender Equality in Afghanistan and around the World

We're at a critical moment in the movement for women's rights in Afghanistan, say experts working on the ground who spoke recently at New Am


BETTER LIFE LAB
How to promote Women's Rights in Afghanistan and Around the World

His story speaks to a critical lesson learned after 14 years of engagement in Afghanistan: Supporting and advancing the rights of women and


Let's Go for a Ride

Transportation planning in cities across the United States is moving into an exciting new phase, largely because of the influence of women.


BETTER LIFE LAB
The B&C Program dossier

Here's what we've been up to since September.


EDUCATION POLICY
Modern Family Comes to Washington

New America's Family-Centered Social Policy Initiative released a paper this week to make the case for a major overhaul in family policy.


BETTER LIFE LAB and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Beyond the Jihadi Bride: Our Distorted Understanding of Women’s Motivations to Join Extremist Organizations

This article aims to first, examine the growing phenomenon of female foreign fightersfrom the West to Iraq and Syria and second, discuss pos


BETTER LIFE LAB and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
A Step Forward for Afghan Women?

In many cases, changing minds often came down to semantics — tweaking the vocabulary around issues of gender equity and women’s empowerment.


BETTER LIFE LAB
Asia's Unsung Female Leaders

Join New America and Radio Free Asia for a conversation with some of Asia’s most prominent female human rights activists.


BETTER LIFE LAB and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
What the media gets wrong about the brides of ISIS

Reports describe many motivations for female foreign fighters — highlighting factors that can be traced back to a woman's sexuality, domesti


BETTER LIFE LAB
How To Shake Up Gender Norms

But will continuing to challenge gender norms and document their harmful impacts lead to their extinction? To answer that question, we need


BETTER LIFE LAB
What really scares terrorists

But a stronger emphasis on progress towards gender equality would help clarify the importance this issue holds for the United States, and pe