Women In Defense Virtual Leadership Symposium

Image of WID 2020 Symposium logo; a pentagon with the words "2020 Virtual Women in Defense Leadership Symposium: Leading Change" inside the Pentagon. The font is in red, blue, and gray colors and the pentagon is mostly a white color.
  • 9/10/2020
  • Virtual Meeting
  • Theme : Leading Change
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 0WID


SAVE THE DATE for the first Women In Defense Virtual Leadership Symposium! With workshops, a panel discussion, and multiple keynote addresses, this symposium furthers WID’s objective of providing professional development opportunities to our members and others working in national security positions. Over the course of this one-day virtual event convening members of the military, defense industry, government, and academia, we will explore ways to create a more diverse workforce and strengthen American and allied national security.

Registration is scheduled to open soon.  

As many professionals and scholars are currently conducting a large portion of their work from home, we aim to forge new and stronger connections between them and potential employers and partners. Our Leadership Symposium theme, “Leading Change,” ensures attendees will gain the information, strategies, and business acumen necessary to obtain their personal and professional objectives related to defense and national security.

  • Attend two high-level keynote addresses, including one by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger
  • Explore the virtual Industry Career Expo for professional development and networking
  • Sharpen your professional skills at the Power Workshop
  • Explore the value and importance of “Leading Change” through a panel discussion led by key leaders

See our draft agenda here

In previous years, we have welcomed professionals working in industry, government, and academia as well as students, young professionals, and members of the media to our annual National Conference. As always, Women In Defense extends a warm welcome—to our organization and our events—to women and men of all backgrounds and ranks whose primary professional activities or interests relate to the national security of the United States and its allies.

Registration information and details related to sponsorships and displays will become available soon.

Keynote Speaker


Alissa Meehan
(703) 247-2540

Ms. Tiffany Milnor

Abby Abdala - Exhibits and Sponsorship
(703) 247-9461

Ms. Ann Webster
(703) 247-2563

Women In Defense Virtual Leadership Symposium