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 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 [Confirmation Pending]
Secretary of Commerce
 
Marcia FudgeMarcia Fudge [Confirmation Pending]
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Cecilia RouseCecilia Rouse [Confirmation Pending]
Chair, Council of Economic Advisors

Jennifer GranholmJennifer Granholm 
Secretary of Energy
Confirmed February 25, 2021

Katherine TaiKatherine Tai [Confirmation Pending]
U.S. Trade Representative 
Isabel GuzmanIsabel Guzman [Confirmation Pending]
Administrator, Small Business Administration 

Neera TandenNeera Tanden [Confirmation Pending]
Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Deb HaalandDeb Haaland [Confirmation Pending]
Secretary of the Interior 

Linda Thomas-GreenfieldLinda Thomas-Greenfield 
U.N. Ambassador
Confirmed February 23, 2021 

 

Avril HainesAvril Haines 
Director of National Intelligence 
Confirmed January 20, 2021 

 

Janet L. YellenJanet L. Yellen
Secretary of the Treasury 
Confirmed January 25, 2021

 

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

See also U.S. Supreme Court.