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Numbers Matter: Data Driving Global Parity

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Where is the Data on Women's Leadership?

Join the Women in Public Service Project and experts in the field of women's leadership as we launch our multi-country data framework for global gender parity!

The first in a nationwide series of launches, this event marks the introduction of a data driven approach to advancing women’s representation in policy and political leadership. The event will include an analysis of the findings from five initial case studies around national level data from the United States, Canada, Sweden, Germany, and the United Kingdom, as well as a panel discussion with WPSP Data Partners about the data landscape, noticeable gaps in the numbers, and opportunities to leverage this data to drive institutional change toward global gender parity. 

The new Women in Public Service Project data framework measures not just how many women are heads of government or in parliaments, but also  women's representation at all levels of political and policy leadership from the national down to the local level, and across multiple sectors of public service. Working with data partners including Boardwalk Leadership, the Partnership for Public Service, Representation2020, and the United Nations Development Programme, WPSP will deliver the world's most comprehensive collection of sex-disaggregated data on women's leadership. Explore the numbers today at




  • Mallory Barg Bulman

    Vice President of Research and Evaluation, Partnership for Public Service
  • Ciara Lee

    International Consultant, Gender Equality in Public Administration, Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Cynthia Terrell

    Founder and Director, Representation2020 and FairVote
  • Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

    President, Women in International Security (WIIS)