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WID 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.  Membership in WID is open to all professional women and men whose primary professional activities are related to national defense or support any aspect of national security.


Members receive the following benefits:

  • Network with government, industry, academia and other organizations engaged in national security

  • Attend dynamic events to expand your network, highlight your brand, and build business & technical acumen

  • Receive member discounts to WID, National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), and NDIA events

  • Discover Business Development opportunities geared towards industry and government

  • Engage in educational and professional development events 

  • Access WID members and chapters across the U.S. via its online community within WID Connect

  • Stay abreast of high-interest national security trends with a subscription to National Defense Magazine

  • Nominate outstanding women for WID’s annual Service to the Flag Award

  • Support WID Scholars, encouraging talented young women to pursue careers related to U.S. national security and defense while providing development opportunities to women who already work in these fields


Participate in a local WID Chapter to multiply your contacts, expand your knowledge, and showcase your talents through volunteering.  WID members develop their leadership skills by serving on chapter board of directors and program committees, as well as participate in leadership positions at the WID national level.


WID-GBC members receive 25% off annual subscription to speakers bureau Innovation Women.


An opportunity to give back to the profession through educational and networking events, mentoring, and community service activities. Since its establishment in 1988, the WID Scholar program, previously HORIZONS, has awarded more than $675,000 to more than 165 recipients pursuing degrees ranging from law to engineering to math to public policy.

In addition, the WID Greater Boston Chapter has its own chapter scholarship programs for students pursuing STEM degrees with an interest in national security.


​WID offers complimentary one-year memberships to all currently serving military and government employees. After the first year, annual dues are $40. Individual WID member dues for academia, industry and small business are $40, or $500 for a lifetime membership.  Membership includes a subscription to the National Defense Magazine.


Yearly Dues: $40


One Time Payment: $500

Government & Military

1 Year Complimentary

Already a member? Interested in serving on the WID-GBC Board of Directors or a Committee? Email the WID-GBC Membership Chair for more information at

We encourage you to join and be part of our new and growing chapter! Please click button below to sign up on WID National's website:

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