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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Call For Nominations: Nominate a peer or yourself for the WID SD Board Today

Nominations open through September 29, 2023.

Expand your professional network and help your development colleagues hone and sharpen skills for an ever-evolving industry. Women in Defense of San Diego (WID) is currently seeking nominees and expressions of interest for open positions on the Board of Directors. Both self-nominations and nominations of colleagues are enthusiastically welcomed.

The WID San Diego Executive board consists of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors include Events Planning, Sponsorship, Membership, Scholarship, and Marketing. All Directors are voting members and will chair the named committees. Both Executive board and Directors are responsible for serving as visible leaders and spokespersons for WID San Diego, ensuring that committee activities align with strategic priorities, overseeing the fiduciary health of the organization, and recruiting new members. All Board members typically serve a two-year term, beginning in October. All board members will meet monthly, or as needed, to oversee the committees and to plan the activities of the organization.

The following positions are up for election this cycle:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Events Planning
  • Sponsorship
  • Membership
  • Scholarship
  • Marketing.

The Treasurer and Secretary positions will be up for election in September 2024 to alternate officer board terms.

WID San Diego is committed to celebrate people who work in and support National Security. As an organization, WID San Diego seeks participation from people of all identities and abilities, at every stage of career experience, and offers a forum to exchange ideas and knowledge.

To nominate yourself or someone else, click here to access the nomination form. Deadline for submission is September 29, 2023. Active WID members can nominate other active members for any position on the ballot. You can join WID here.

If you have questions about the nominating process or duties/time commitment of a board member, please contact the WID SD President, Melany Fryer (president@widsandiego.org).

Upcoming Events

October Change of Board Ceremony

Date: TBD | Time: TBD | Location: TBD

Ticket Pricing:

Announcing soon!

Join WID San Diego for our board turnover event.