Greater Frederick Chapter


The vision of the Greater Frederick Chapter of Women in Defense (WID-GFC) is to provide networking and professional development opportunities to promote the role of women in national defense and security, to support military service members, and to encourage partnerships between the local community and military bases such as Fort Detrick. Our local chapter will provide a forum for individuals in Frederick and nearby areas such as the I-270 corridor between Frederick and Rockville, the I-70 corridor between Frederick and Baltimore, and the Columbia, Maryland area. Additionally, we welcome people who are commuting from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the Leesburg, Virginia area.

WID-GFC will feature networking activities to include:

• Business Luncheons
• Prominent Speakers
• Receptions/Dinners
• Conferences
• Charity Events/Fundraisers
• Professional Workshops
• Golf Tournaments/Clinics
• Informal Networking/Socials
• Award/Scholarship ceremonies

Chapter Goals

• Gain Visibility in Local Community
• Increase WID-GFC Membership to over 100 members
• Encourage Active Participation by All Chapter Members
• Gain Committed Corporate Sponsors
• Increase partnerships with other business and community organizations
• Expand involvement  in STEM programs

The WID-GFC is your source for networking, professional development and mentoring with other women leaders in the greater Washington DC area, specifically those working in defense-related industries.

This web site is designed to keep you informed of everything that is going on with WID-GFC: events, meetings, seminars, chapter news, and more! New events are added frequently, so keep visiting.

Women In Defense (WID), A National Security Organization affiliated with NDIA, provides its members with opportunities for professional development and networking, cultivating the advancement of women leaders in government and industry professions.