Jolynn Shoemaker focuses on gender equality in international peace and security. She has worked with numerous non-profit organizations engaged in policy-relevant research, advocacy, and training on Women, Peace and Security and women's leadership. Ms. Shoemaker is a contributing writer for Ms. Magazine, focusing on feminist foreign policy and related peace and security themes. She is also an adjunct professor at California State University Sacramento, where she teaches national security, and works on global engagement strategy at University of California, Davis. For more than 7 years, she served as the Executive Director of Women in International Security (WIIS) where she developed studies on women's experiences in US government policy positions and women's leadership opportunities in the UN. Previously, she led a number of research and advocacy initiatives on Women, Peace and Security for the Institute for Inclusive Security. Ms. Shoemaker has served in policy and legal positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and served in the US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. She holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of Arts (Security Studies) from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, San Diego.
Three Ways Men Can Do Something About Feeling Guilty About #MeToo
April 18, 2018
In response to the momentum of initiatives such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, Our Secure Future Director Sahana Dharmapuri, and Fellow Jolynn Shoemaker provide three ways men can join the fight for gender equality in Ms. Magazine.