High-Level Presidential Appointments

Biden-Harris Administration    

Cabinet and Cabinet-Level Appointments
CAWP includes women who are appointed to positions designated as cabinet or cabinet-level, including vice president, by a presidential administration. This designation depends on each presidential administration. See CAWP’s fact sheet on Women in Presidential Cabinets for complete historical information. 

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
Vice President
Gina RaimondoGina Raimondo 
Secretary of Commerce
Confirmed March 2, 2021
Marcia FudgeMarcia Fudge
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Confirmed March 10, 2021
Cecilia RouseCecilia Rouse 
Chair, Council of Economic Advisors
Confirmed March 2, 2021
Jennifer GranholmJennifer Granholm 
Secretary of Energy
Confirmed February 25, 2021
Katherine TaiKatherine Tai 
U.S. Trade Representative 
Confirmed March 17, 2021
Isabel GuzmanIsabel Guzman 
Administrator, Small Business Administration 
Confirmed March 16, 2021
Linda Thomas-GreenfieldLinda Thomas-Greenfield 
U.N. Ambassador
Confirmed February 23, 2021 
Deb HaalandDeb Haaland
Secretary of the Interior 
Confirmed March 15, 2021
Janet L. YellenJanet L. Yellen
Secretary of the Treasury 
Confirmed January 25, 2021  
Avril HainesAvril Haines 
Director of National Intelligence 
Confirmed January 20, 2021 



In addition to these cabinet and cabinet-level officials, Shalanda Young currently serves as the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, an office that will be cabinet-level upon their confirmation.

High-Level Staff in the Executive Office of the President
CAWP includes women who hold senior staff positions in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), including: (1) women who head top-tier entities (offices and councils) in the EOP that are not designated as cabinet-level; (2) women who head top-tier entities (offices and councils) in the White House Office; (3) women serving as Senior Advisors and Counselors to the President; and (4) women who serve as Coordinators of or top-level Advisors to White House initiatives. We do not include deputy-level posts or staff positions other than Chiefs of Staff in the Office of the Vice President and the Office of the First Lady.

Kate Bedingfield, White House Communications Director
Anne Filipic, Director of Management and Administration
Tina Flournoy, Chief of Staff to the Vice President
Jessica Hertz, Staff Secretary
Shanthi Kalathil, Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights
Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council
Gina McCarthy, National Climate Advisor
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary
Dana Remus, White House Council
Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, Chief of Staff to Dr. Jill Biden and Co-Chair of the White House Gender Policy Council
Susan Rice, Director of the Domestic Policy Council
Julie Rodriguez, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Emmy Ruiz, Director of Political Strategy and Outreach
Cathy Russell, Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel
Evan Ryan, Cabinet Secretary

Louisa Terrell, Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs
Annie Thomasini, Director of Oval Office Operations