Elizabeth Weingarten is a journalist, content strategist, policy analyst and entrepreneur who works at the intersection of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and behavioral science. She’s currently the founder and director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative at the think tank New America, which is a research and journalism project that elevates global gender equality issues. Weingarten is also an editor at the Behavioral Scientist, a digital magazine that makes behavioral science research more accessible to the general public. She also currently advises D&I startups on content strategy and consumer engagement.
An in-demand speaker, Weingarten has presented her work at SXSW, the UN, the IMF and Payscale, and regularly publishes multimedia stories in outlets like Slate, the Atlantic, CNN, the Chicago Tribune, Pacific Standard, Time, the Financial Times, and others. Previous to her work at New America, Weingarten served on the editorial staffs of the Atlantic, where she was an editorial fellow, Slate magazine, and Qatar Today magazine, based in Doha. In 2013, she won a fellowship through UpStart to launch a social enterprise – TRIBELLE – which empowered low-income Israeli artisan entrepreneurs. In 2016, she was selected to be part of the American-German Young Leaders Conference, an initiative of the American Council on Germany.
A native of Chicago, Weingarten currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she sings in the Oakland Symphony Chorus, hikes through the Redwood forests, and searches tirelessly for the best cookies in the East Bay.