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Vitrual Speaker Series!

Shelli Brunswick brings a broad perspective and deep vision of the journey and opportunities available to women  - from traditional higher education, to the US Air Force, to her current roles as COO and executive leader of the Center for Innovation and Education at Space Foundation; chair of Women in Aerospace (WIA); host for the annual Women’s Global Gathering; and as a 2020 UN Space4Women Mentor.

The lack of diversity in the space technology workforce has become a systemic problem - women and minorities are an untapped demographic and resource. With our daily lives increasingly reliant on space-based technologies, it is imperative to provide women with awareness, access, training, connections and mentoring for the expanse of workforce and economic opportunities available.

Shelli’s focus for 2020 is workforce development and economic opportunity initiatives at Space Foundation. For the $424B global space economy to reach the forecasted $1-3T value by 2040, it will require new strategies and approaches to address the workforce shortage, skills deficit and innovation gaps that presently exist. Today every country, community and citizen are connected to space. As such, the growing space economy presents extraordinary opportunities for women that span every avenue of interest.

Through its recently launched Center for Innovation and Education, Space Foundation is building on its national and international networks to create positive change for women and minorities in the space economy by:

• Introducing space and STEM awareness early
• Offering access and training for space commerce and,
• Connecting and mentoring talent

The future of the space economy is partnership, so Space Foundation seeks like-minded advocates and mentors in government, public and private business, education, and the community to collectively make a difference in the lives of women and minorities the next generation of space contributors.

May 06, 2020

Virtual Speaker Series

Creating a Stronger STEM Pipeline: Improving the Perception of Engineering Careers for Women


Dr. Claire Leon, Ph. D. will provide a briefing based on her dissertation research, industry, and government experience.  Questions and brainstorming will follow. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6:30 - 7:30PM

RSVP:  widglac@gmail.com

Feb 06, 2020

2020 Kick-Off Networking Mixer

Start the new year off right at Women in Defense - Greater Los Angeles Chapter's first networking event of the season! Learn more about WID-GLAC & NDIA, meet our board members, and mingle with others in the local A&D community.  

Arrive early by 5:00PM for a complimentary aviation tour.

WID-GLAC members are FREE but RSVP is necessary.  $10 entry fee for non-members.  

Admission includes hors d'oeuvres and a complimentary drink ticket.  Free parking!

Anyone interested in meeting others within the local community, developing their career, networking, and making new friends, please RSVP. 

Location:  The Proud Bird, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045 (near LAX)

Time:  4:30 - 8:00PM

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 kaitlyn.j.hull@wellsfargo.com to confirm your RSVP.

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!

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

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