Biography

Jolynn Shoemaker is the executive director of Women in International Security (WIIS) at Georgetown University. Previously, she handled international law and policy issues for the Institute for Inclusive Security. She also served as country director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, International Security Policy (Eurasia).

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Men and women as caregivers of children or elderly parents face unprecedented challenges in the worldwide workforce today. For the first time in our history, approximately four out of every ten mothers in the United States are primary breadwinners, and almost two-thirds are breadwinners or co-breadwinners.1 This dynamic has transformed …

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