Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Women Rate Their Think Tanks Poorly

A new website called InHerSight allows women to rate their workplace in order to help other women find and improve workplaces.

Think Tank Watch has conducted a search of major think tanks in Washington, DC, and the results do not shine a positive light on think tanks.  Following are some of the findings:

  • The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) was rated a 1.8 out of 5 by women.
  • Brookings Institution was rated a 2.4 out of 5.
  • RAND Corporation was rated a 3.6 out of 5.
  • Urban Institute was rated a 3.9 out of 5.
  • Center for American Progress was rated a 4.4 out of 5.

As of our analysis, many think tanks were not on the list, including Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP), and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Here is a recent Think Tank Watch post on a new group that is highlighting diversity problems at think tanks.