ABOUT WID

Women In Defense (WID) engages, cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. Incorporated in 1985, this empowerment organization provides women a business environment for professional growth through strategic networking, education, and career development.

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Chapter membership is a valuable benefit of belonging to Women In Defense because of the local business and professional contacts and knowledge available. Members are automatically assigned to the nearest geographic chapter, based on zip code. Chapter membership does not require an additional dues payment.

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WHY JOIN?

Women In Defense provides a dynamic, forward-thinking community for developing leadership skills, cultivating relationships, as well as mentoring, and education through a variety of national and regional events addressing some of the most pressing national defense issues. Through the HORIZONS program, women seeking  post-bachelor’s degree scholarships are given the opportunity to further their educational objectives and career pursuits in the defense workforce through a demonstrated commitment to creating a more diverse national security marketplace.

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Government Spotlight

  • The Honorable Christine E. Wormuth
    Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, was recognized as the government recipient of the 2016 Women In Defense Service to the Flag Award for her exceptional work in the Department of Defense.

Industry Spotlight

  • Ms. Lisa Atherton
    Executive Vice President, Military Business, Bell Helicopter, A Textron Company, was recognized as the industry recipient of the 2016 Women In Defense Service to the Flag Award for her dedication to the defense industry.