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We create engaging forums where members can explore possibility and discover opportunity. Join us at an upcoming professional development seminar, networking event, or informal happy hour gathering.

Aug 18, 2019

7th Annual WID-GLAC White Party

The WID GLAC White Party honors outstanding women with Service to the Flag Awards and serves as a fundraiser for the HORIZONS Scholarship Program. White parties celebrate the end of summer and are a popular theme for fundraising events encouraging guests to wear white attire or service dress, and network in a relaxed environment. WID members, sponsors, and the public who have purchased tickets are all welcome. 

Mar 14, 2019

2019 March Mixer

Come meet the 2019 Women in Defense Greater Los Angeles Board and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the newly renovated Proud Bird set next to the dramatic runways of LAX Airport! All are welcome - come to develop your career, network, and make new friends!


Be sure to arrive right at 4:30 p.m. for a complimentary aviation tour!


Free for WID-GLAC members; $10 for non-members. Free parking on site.


Thanks to our sponsors AFCEA and NDIA!

Dec 15, 2019

Operation Gratitude - Assembly Day

Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ individually addressed Care Packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to First Responders, New Recruits, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and their Care Givers. Each package contains snacks, hygiene products, entertainment, and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.


Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns, Craft Projects, and Care Package Assembly Events, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to say “Thank You” through active, hands-on volunteerism.

Each package contains donated products valued between $45 and $100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship.



To join the 15 December Assembly Day, please sign up at


Location:  21100 Lassen Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311


Please indicate that you will be supporting as part of Women in Defense Greater Los Angeles Chapter.  Also email to confirm your RSVP.

Nov 14, 2018

Panel Discussion: "Empowering Women - A Male Perspective"

Women in Defense, Greater Los Angeles Chapter present a panel discussion on:



Date/Time: November 14th, 2018


Location: The Great Room in Pacific Coast Tower

100 N. Pacific Coast Highway

El Segundo, CA

Sep 29, 2018

Afternoon Tea Hosted by British Consul General 

WID-GLAC is delighted to announce that the British Consul General Michael Howells requests the pleasure of your company at an Afternoon Tea celebrating women's professional excellence across the US and UK aerospace and defence industries.


Date/Time: Sat, September 29 3:00-5:00pm.

Location: British Residence

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Sep 21, 2018

Seaver Spotlight: An Evening with SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell

Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO, discusses her path to becoming president and
offers advice to young engineers and career professionals. This event is presented by the Society of Women Engineers and the Women in Defense Greater Los Angeles Chapter, in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. 

Date/Time: Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. with the keynote address at 6:30 p.m. A reception will follow.

Location: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, 1 LMU Drive, 90045

Aug 26, 2018

6th Annual WID-GLAC White Party

The WID-GLAC White Party is a celebration and fundraisier for the WID National HORIZONS Scholarship that awards outstanding students pursuing careers relating to U.S. national security and defense. During this event, we honor three stellar leaders in our local community with a "Service to the Flag" award representing three distinct groups: Government/Military; Industry and Community. 

Jun 14, 2018

2018 Women In Defense National Conference

“Smart. Strong. Successful.” is this year’s theme, encouraging attendees to take a moment to celebrate our victories and prepare ourselves to do more in the future.


Celebrate and be inspired:

  • Honor LTG Gwen Bingham, Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, and Eren Ozmen, owner and president of Sierra Nevada Corp., this year’s recipients of the Service to the Flag Awards 

  • Hear ADM John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, discuss the Navy’s vision for diversity and inclusion during his keynote address

  • Learn about the importance of collaboration from Kristen Baldwin, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Systems Engineering, during her keynote remarks


Build your professional toolkit: 

  • Expand your professional world at the Career Expo 

  • Network with other defense professionals from government, industry and academia 


Strengthen skills with Power Workshops:

  • Maintain trust during crises 

  • How to achieve your professional potential 

  • Communicate more effectively 

  • Prepare for a successful retirement 



Thurs, June 14, 2018

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008 

Apr 25, 2018

Getting to Know WID-GLAC: A Networking Event

Please join the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of Women in Defense, A National Security Organization for a networking reception featuring the Board of Directors from WID GLAC


Discussion will be focused on “Paths to Leadership” as the Board Members share their various paths to leadership roles in the Defense Industry.  We will offer refreshments and the opportunity to network and mingle with men and women working in the local aerospace and defense community.


Weds, April 25, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Marmalade Cafe

2014 Park Place

El Segundo, CA 90245


Mar 22, 2018

The Annual West Coast Dinner and Acquisition Forum is the premier events for the Government leaders and industry professionals in space and defense.  Please join us for this series of community building and networking events over the course of two days at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California.


MARCH 22-23, 2018

Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey

Mar 01, 2018

Exciting Professional Development Workshop

WID-GLAC invites you to a one-day workshop for professional women who desire to elevate their career or entrepreneurial path, designed to:


Wake-up your sense of empowerment

Inspire you to craft the vision for your professional journey

Nourish your mind to stimulate your creative senses

Guide you through the development of your executive presence and voice

Shift your self-perception and outlook for your career


Thu, March 1, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


The Center Club

650 Town Center Drive 

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Nov 15, 2017

WID-GLAC Annual Meeting

Come Meet Your WID-GLAC Board of Directors at the Upcoming Annual Meeting!


Please join us at on November 15, 2017 at 6:00 pm, for the Annual Meeting of the Women In Defense Greater Los Angeles Chapter (WID-GLAC).  We will be recognizing the FY 2017 Board, and installing the FY 2018 Board.


Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

Location: Verify, 2525 Main Street Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614

Nov 03, 2017

Join Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) for Rancho Palos Verdes Science Night

We are looking for 30 volunteers to lead elementary students in a variety of science-related activities. Materials and written explanations will be provided.  Dinner will be provided for volunteers.

Date/Time: November 3, from 4:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo

Oct 31, 2017

K-12 STEM Outreach

Society of Women Engineers Halloween Fun Fair!

This Halloween, SWE-LA is partnering with the Hope Chapel in Hermosa Beach to host a set of fun and spooky STEM experiments like “create your own gooey slime” or “learn how to make liquid nitrogen ice cream.” We are looking for volunteers to help us with these experiments and to get the kids excited about STEM! Hope Chapel will have other booths at the event along with some food trucks! Come volunteer, dress up and get in the Halloween spirit to help us promote STEM to our young trick or treaters! The theme is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (but any costume is encouraged)


Date/Time: Tuesday, October 31st, 5-8pm (but can volunteer at any time)

Location: Hope Chapel, Hermosa Beach

Oct 10, 2017

NDIA Greater Los Angeles Chapter Event: Understanding Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs)

Tickets now available for NDIA Greater Los Angeles Chapter event “Understanding Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs)” being held on October 10.  We provide this educational session free of charge as a service to our Defense Industrial Base Community in Los Angeles. Space is limited so please distribute to your colleagues so that they can register early and reserve their spot.

This informational workshop on the use of Other Transactional Authorities (OTAs). This is an opportunity to learn from experts who will share practical insights, clear up misconceptions, and facilitate a better understanding of OTAs which are being more frequently used by our DoD government customers.  You are encouraged to review the guide as a primer for the session.


Panelists include:
1. David Sharp, USAF, AFSPC SMC/LEK
2. Kathleen Scholefield, USAF, AFSPC SMC/ADK
3. Christopher Gunderson, Frontier Technology
4. Arnie Streland, Orbital ATK
5. Deborah Jelen, Electricore, Inc.


Location:   Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB), Gordon Conference Center, 483 North Aviation Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245


(Important: Access to LAAFB is required. If you already have access, please select the "OTA Ticket - Already LAAFB Accessed". If you need access to the Los Angeles Air Force Base, select "OTA Ticket - LAAFB Access Requested" and you will also be required to supply the Full Name (First Middle Last), Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY), Driver's License State and Driver's License Number when you register. A limited number of LAFB access tickets will be granted but must be registered by October 2.)

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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