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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

Helicopter Squadron Tour Photos

Check out images from WID's latest event, the Aviation Panel and Helicopter Tour. WID attendees got to hear from Senior and Junior Officers about their career paths, challenges and successes. Read more

WID San Diego Launches New Website

Refreshed design features member profiles, event calendar, and more Women In Defense San Diego is an organization that supports women who work in all areas of national defense. We take our mission seriously, which is why following last October’s election, our new board voted to rebuild our website to better serve our members. WID San Diego is pleased to announce that we have launched our new website! We created an online presence that strengthens the WID San Diego brand ... Read more

Women In Defense HORIZONS Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

WID San Diego is currently accepting HORIZONS Scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. 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 careers in defense or national security areas. Applications ... Read more

WID San Diego Announces 2015 Women In Defense Endowed Scholarship Recipients

The San Diego chapter of Women In Defense (WID) has announced the recipients of the annual Women In Defense Endowed Scholarship. In partnership with San Diego State University, the scholarship was created to support deserving students who have demonstrated leadership and academic excellence while pursuing a career in the applied sciences. Falon Manns, a senior studying mechanical engineering, and Cassandra Kleitsch, a freshman studying aerospace engineering, have each received a $1,000 scholarship toward their education. “This scholarship is invaluable to me. As a ... Read more

WID San Diego Annual Networking Event 2015

Check out the images from our WID San Diego Annual Networking Event at the Courtyard Marriott - Liberty Station, that was held on October 22, 2015. Read more

Women In Defense San Diego Welcomes Our New Board of Directors

Thank you to all members who participated in the voting process and elected a group of women who support national defense from a diverse field of backgrounds, including military service, government consulting, civilian, commercial, and large and small business. They bring an array of educational degrees and professional backgrounds to form a unique perspective of capabilities. The sum of their skillsets creates a powerful entity focused on supporting the members of WID San Diego. “Women in Defense connects individuals who care about ... Read more
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