The Greater Ohio Valley Chapter of Women In Defense (WID) was created in August 2013. Officers and directors were installed at the Chapter's inaugural meeting on August 15, 2013.
The Greater Ohio Valley region has a prominent defense footprint and strong ties to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, creating both the need and opportunity for professional development in the national security arena. Local government and industry women worked together to establish the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter of WID to support women in all aspects of national security. The Chapter is focused on networking, mentoring, education and career growth.
WID membership is open to women and men whose primary professional activities relate to national security. WID currently has more than 4,000 members and 21 chapters nationwide, with the Greater Ohio Valley Chapter being the 21st. It is an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association.
We produce meaningful professional development and networking events that provide members with opportunities to learn, grow, and feel energized about their career.
We are a non-profit organization run entirely by a network of dedicated volunteers. Working together, we promote connections and build relationships.
We support women who are working toward careers in defense and national security by offering two scholarship programs.
Want to talk about how membership in Women in Defense can benefit you? Drop us a line.
"To build upon the strong foundation of the Chapter and to grow membership and deepen the value of the Greater Ohio Valley WID Chapter for our members and community. I would also like to facilitate opportunities for mentorship between members and the defense sector to help build more female leaders in our community and workforce."
Rachel Maki / Chapter President
Take a look at our upcoming events and we hope to meet you there.