Women In Defense / Greater Ohio Valley

Women in Defense

  • Greater Ohio Valley Chapter


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Our Sponsors

Gold Level

Evanhoe & Associates

The Greentree Group

JYG Innovations


The Perduco Group

Silver Level



Bronze Level

Illumination Works

JTEC Consulting LLC



About the Chapter

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.

Our Focus


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.

Career Growth




Want to talk about how membership in Women in Defense can benefit you? Drop us a line.

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My vision for FY17 is to equip our membership with the contacts and tools to help them achieve leadership positions in our local Defense Industry. It is my sincere hope that the relationships they foster within our Women in Defense chapter help each of them to reach their goals.

Katie Kasper / Chapter President


We are proud of what we have done. We are ready for the next big challenge. Yours!
Take a look at our upcoming events and we hope to meet you there.

Event matches criteria

Project Details

    Big Data Analytics

    11 Jan 2018

    Networking, Mentoring
    Event : Big Data Analytics Presented By: Dr. Kelly Denney, Principal Data Scientist at Illumination Works, LLC with more than a decade of comprehensive experience in data science project design and implementa tion using full life-cycle development.
    Date : 11 Jan 2018
    Time : 1100 - 1300
    Location : Hilton Garden Inn Pentagon Blvd
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    WID and WBI Event - Women Owned Business: Challenges and Opportunities

    6 Apr 2018

    Networking, Mentoring
    Event : The Greater Ohio Valley Women in Defense (WID) Chapter and the Wright Brothers Institute are pleased to offer a Collider event focusing on Women-Owned Small Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities. The event will encompass an update on current legislation focused on Women-Owned Small Businesses, a Small Business Update from the Air Force Materiel Command, and a Get-Started Orientation from PTAC.
    Date : 6 Apr 2018
    Time : 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location : Wright Brothers Institute - 444, 444 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    We are ready for the next challenge. Yours!

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    A little more about who we are

    Our Officers

    We are proud to serve in the Greater Ohio Valley.

    • Tell us why you belong to this chapter!

      John Doe / Google Inc.

    • Tell us why you like WID!

      John Doe / Microsoft

    • John Doe / Amazon


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