2023 Women In Defense National Conference

  • 9/26/2023
  • Renaissance Capital View Arlington
    2800 S Potomac Ave
    Arlington,  VA  22202
  • Theme : Tools and Ideas for Asymmetric Advantage
    Event Type : Conference
    Event Code : 3WID


Women In Defense 2023 National Conference

Join WID as we convene to discuss Tools and Ideas for Asymmetric Advantage. The nation’s leading women and men in defense will gather to share ideas on how to maximize professional opportunities and collaborate to deliver our warfighters decisive competitive advantage across the spectrum of conflict in all domains. Senior leaders and young professionals from industry and government will participate in panels offering suggestions, advice and sharing experiences. And attendees will network and hone their knowledge, skills and abilities during smaller breakout sessions.

Who We Are

(WID) strengthens the Defense Industrial Base and workforce by promoting programming that creates and enhances opportunities for women, increasing diversity within the defense community. WID’s twofold mission focuses on empowering women currently working in defense and encouraging talented young women to pursue careers in National Security. Membership is open to women and men whose primary professional activities impact the national security of the United States and its partners and allies. WID’s 22 chapters include members from defense companies; all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; government; academia; think tanks; associations; and professional services. Active military and government employees receive complimentary membership.

Why We’re Here

To create a diverse national security workforce equipped with the knowledge, leadership skills, and connections necessary to best serve our nation.

What We Do

As an affiliate organization of NDIA, Women In Defense provides dual paths of engagement.  Women In Defense membership includes the benefits of NDIA membership--- providing a national, collaborative community of advocates promoting best practices, policy and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation.  Individually, members also have the benefit of local chapter participation, allowing deeper involvement and impact through strategic networking and educational events, mentoring opportunities, scholarship programs and community service.

Who Attends:


 NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.