Senior Advisor, Gender Policy Council
Rachel Vogelstein serves in the Biden Administration as Senior Advisor to the White House Gender Policy Council, where she leads the Council’s global portfolio, addressing economic security, democracy and political participation, health and education, and humanitarian relief, among other issues. She is the author of Awakening: #MeToo and the Global Fight for Women’s Rights (2021), recognized by the New York Times as a “new and notable” book for capturing the global impact of the groundbreaking #MeToo movement. For over a decade, she served as an advisor to Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton on women’s issues, helping her become the first woman to win a U.S. presidential major party nomination. During the Obama administration, Vogelstein was a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls and an official in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. State Department, where she developed a landmark foreign policy agenda for women’s empowerment. Previously, she was the Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, writing frequently in the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other leading publications on the most important issues facing women globally. A lawyer by training, she has been an advisor to the TIME’S UP Foundation and Senior Counsel to the National Women’s Law Center, and taught classes on gender equality at Georgetown University Law Center and Yale Law School. Vogelstein has served on the boards of the National Women’s History Museum and Planned Parenthood Global.