Welcome to Women In Defense (WID) San Diego
the organization for women working in the area of national defense to learn from, inspire, and support each other.



We are a non-profit organization run entirely by a network of dedicated volunteers. Working together, we promote connections and build relationships.



We produce meaningful professional development and networking events that provide members with opportunities to learn, grow, and feel energized about their career.



We support women who are working toward careers in defense and national security by offering two scholarship programs.

Build the personal and professional network that will
help you achieve your biggest career goals.

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Upcoming Events

**Due to COVID-19 concerns, all upcoming events are postponed at this time**

Previous Events

NDIA/AFCEA/WID San Diego MARCH Joint Luncheon Meeting
March 11, 2020, 11:30 – 1:00 PM

NDIA, AFCEA, and WID joined together to host a joint luncheon meeting at the Handelry.  Together we networked with small and large businesses, government agencies, and prime contractors, as well as listened to a teleconference from VADM Norton.

AFCEA WEST Happy Hour with WID
March 02, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Women in Defense San Diego Chapter paired up with AFCEA International to celebrate the start of  WEST 2020!  We enjoyed complimentary drinks and appetizers while mingle with technology partners.

Thank you to our event sponsors: Varonis, Palo Alto Networks, HashiCorp, RSA/Archer & NetApp.

Wine and Resume Workshop

February 20, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Women in Defense San Diego Chapter partnered with Booz Allen Hamilton for a wine and resume workshop on Thursday, February 20th at Gianni Buomomo Vintners in Ocean Beach. We had professionals on-hand give tips and tricks on writing government and private industry resumes.

PMW 790 Shore Conference Social
January 28, 2019, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Women in Defense (WID) San Diego Chapter partnered with event sponsor, World Wide Technology, to create an amazing Social and Networking event for the PMW 790 Shore Users Working Group.  The event took place at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Garden, and included a drink ticket and appetizers!

Thank you to all who supported our event!

Annual Fundraising & Networking Event at Négociant Winery
December 11, 2019, 4:30 – 7 PM

We spent time networking and fundraising for STEM scholarships, through San Diego State and our National scholarship fund HORIZON.  We enjoyed wine, appetizers, a silent auction and an opportunity drawing.

Thank you to our sponsors, Palo Alto Networks and Leidos!

Networking Event at VOM FASS
November 14, 2019, 5 – 7 PM

Our annual VOM FASS San Diego Networking event was sponsored by Unanet, and was a great time enjoyed by all!  As a Chapter, we expanded our network while enjoying a glass of wine and appetizers.