WID traces its roots to 1979 when a group of women saw the need for women in the defense industry and military to have a network to expand their knowledge of national security issues and the defense community. Membership in WID is open to professional women and men whose primary professional activities relate to national security. Members are typically from defense companies and other businesses, both small and large; all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, plus federal government agencies; and academia, associations, and professional services. Click here for WID's Membership Brochure
> A framework for networking and introductions to make it easier to meet leading defense and national security professionals at the national and local levels
> Access to WID's partners, strategic alliances and coalitions such as WIPP, AIA, STEM
> Educational and professional development opportunities designed with the time constraints of busy professionals in mind
> A local chapter (no additional dues) to multiply your contacts, expand your knowledge, and showcase your talents by volunteering
> And you can participate in any of our 20 Chapter programs when on travel across the country
> A list of your WID peers in the Membership Directory and a member pin and card
To view/print your card: login at www.ndia.org/login. You will be asked for your e-mail address and password (temporary password is your last name; for example, Smith). Click “login”; on the next screen, left panel, click "View Memberships"; under “My Membership Information”, click “Download Membership Card”.
> Individual Membership in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)—a $40 value
> Member rates at events of WID plus NDIA and its other three (3) Affiliates, saving far more than the price of WID dues
> A leadership path to give back to the profession through developing educational and networking events, mentoring, or community service
> A source for scholarships and mentoring women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security and defense and to provide development opportunities to women already working in these fields: HORIZONS
> Name recognition for yourself and your firm or organization
> Communications: WID newsletter Network Notes, National Defense magazine and special industry reports.