Women In Defense
TN Valley Chapter
An Affiliate of NDIA
Women In Defense TN Valley Chapter (WID-TVC) engages, cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security. Incorporated in 1985, this empowerment organization provides women a business environment for professional growth through strategic networking, education, and career development.
WID-TVC is one of approximately 20 chapters under the WID National organization. WID is a proud affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). This affiliation gives members a credible source for defense industry information, increased engagement opportunities and professional contacts, as well as an expanded scope of informative programs.
Women In Defense provides a dynamic, forward-thinking community for developing leadership skills, cultivating relationships, as well as mentoring, and education through a variety of national and regional events addressing some of the most pressing national defense issues.
For more information on our National organization, click here: https://www.womenindefense.net/
Who We Are
Women In Defense is the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Affiliate founded to engage, cultivate and advance women in all aspects of national security.
Women In Defense is an organization for those seeking to deepen their understanding and relationships within the US defense and security arena through skill enhancement, relationship cultivation, leadership development and career advancement. Across the country, Women In Defense is comprised of women and men from industry and defense organizations of every size; all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; Government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Women In Defense represents current and next generation thought leaders in the defense and security sectors. This empowerment organization provides its members a business environment for professional growth via National and Chapter educational programs, awards and scholarships and collaborative WOSB and STEM/STEAM initiatives.
Why We’re Here
To create a diverse national security workforce equipped with the knowledge, leadership skills, and connections necessary to best serve our nation.
What We Do
As an affiliate organization of NDIA, Women In Defense provides dual paths of engagement. Women In Defense membership includes the benefits of NDIA membership--- providing a national, collaborative community of advocates promoting best practices, policy and technology for warfighters and others who ensure the safety and security of our nation. Individually, members also have the benefit of local chapter participation, allowing deeper involvement and impact through strategic networking and educational events, mentoring opportunities, scholarship programs and community service.
To provide women a formal environment for professional growth through strategic networking, education, and career development
To educate the public on the challenges of serving/working in defense and national security
To encourage women of all ages to engage and influence the areas of defense and national security through work in government, industry and the military
To recognize academic achievements of women pursuing STEM/STEAM, and success of women in defense and national security related professions
To actively be in service to organizations and causes supporting the well-being of the defense community and promote volunteerism in our respective localities