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

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


Why Female Extremists Perplex Us

Is violent extremism inherently antifeminist and misogynistic?


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


NEW AMERICA NYC
When Girls Live as Boys

In what the UN calls the most dangerous country to be a woman, some bacha posh resist efforts to rescind their male prerogatives.


BETTER LIFE LAB
The Old Boys Club and the Failure of Peacekeeping

Not only should women be at the negotiating table, they need to be part of the conversation.


ASSET BUILDING
The Nightmare of Daycare

ASSET BUILDING
The Problem with the Earned Income Tax Credit