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Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarships Now Being Accepted

Women In Defense National is now accepting applications for the HORIZONS Scholarship program for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Eligible candidates for the scholarship are females currently enrolled at an accredited university or college, either full-time or part- time, who demonstrate interest in pursuing a career related to national security or defense. Candidates should be either currently enrolled graduate students or undergraduate students who have completed at least 60 credits toward their undergraduate degree. Additional requirements and application information can be ... Read more

WID Symposium 2017

The San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense (WID) held its annual symposium at Liberty Station to celebrate Women's History Month and the accomplishments of women serving in uniform and throughout the Department of Defense, March 22. For the full article by SPAWAR PAO click here. Check out photos from the WID 2017 Symposium below: Read more

Congratulations to our VP Rebecca Unetic!!!

Rebecca was recently selected as a "Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award" winner by the Young AFCEAN Advisory Council. She will be recognized at the AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium (DCOS) at the Baltimore Convention Center at a luncheon on June 14. The Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award is given to 40 individuals ages 40 and under for their significant contributions in a technical STEM field by providing innovation, thought leadership, and support to their client or organization using information ... Read more

Women In Defense San Diego Awards Inaugural Plankowner Award at Annual Meeting

Women In Defense (WID) San Diego awarded Georgia Griffiths, president and chief executive officer of G2 Software Systems, the inaugural WID San Diego Plankowner Award at the annual meeting and networking event on October 12. The award will be given on an annual basis to a WID San Diego member that has had a significant and enduring impact to the WID San Diego Chapter and embodies the WID mission of cultivating and supporting the advancement and recognition of women in national ... Read more

WID Annual Meeting 2016 Photos

Check out images from the WID Annual Meeting 2016 event. Attendees got to hear from WID San Diego's first ever Plankowner Award recipient Georgia Griffiths and Col Bobbi Shea the Commanding Officer of I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group. Thanks again to our guest speakers, all of our sponsors and those who attended! Read more

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Applications Due July 15

WID San Diego is currently accepting HORIZONS Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline for application submission is July 15. Through the HORIZONS Scholarship, WID encourages women to pursue careers related to the national security and defense interests of the United States and to provide development opportunities to women already working in national security and defense fields. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to further educational objectives of women who are U.S. citizens either employed or planning ... Read more

WID Summer Fundraising Wine Event Photos

Check out images from WID’s latest event, the Summer Fundraising Wine Event. Attendees wined, dined, and got to network and take part in a silent auction event to raise money for WID San Diego's scholarship programs. Thanks again to all of our sponsors and those who attended! Read more

WID San Diego Honors STEM Trailblazer at 34th Annual Society of Women Engineers Banquet

On May 22, WID San Diego took part in honoring the life and contributions of legendary STEM innovator, Alice May Anderson, at the 34th Annual Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Banquet. “ASROC Alice”, as she was known for her work on the vertical launch capability of the Anti-submarine Rocket (ASROC) missile, served the United States Navy for 36 years as a human computer, mathematician and scientist at the Naval Ocean Systems Center (now SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific). She was one of thousands ... Read more

WID Leader Honored by Athena Pinnacle Awards

Women In Defense (WID) San Diego is pleased to announce that one of our leaders received the Athena San Diego Pinnacle Award for Individual in Technology. Tricia Ward was recognized for personifying Athena San Diego’s mission to foster the personal and professional growth of women through mentoring, education, recognition, and leadership training. Awards are presented in 5 categories: Life Sciences, Technology, Services, Education, and Company/Organization, to those who play a significant role in the development and advancement of skilled and ... Read more

One Degree of Separation: WID San Diego and Oprah

When she is not planning impactful networking and professional development events for WID San Diego, Ebony Mullins spends her time meeting with Oprah Winfrey. Well, she did one time. Ebony recently met Oprah through her alma mater, National University, as one of 11 students selected out of hundreds who submitted essays about their life stories. Each selected student was able to ask the media mogul a question during a presentation at National University headquarters in La Jolla, Calif. The theme of the ... Read more
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