Women In Defense
Greater Hampton Roads Chapter
Women In Defense Greater Hampton Roads (WIDGHR), encourages women and men across the Greater Hampton Roads region who are engaged in national defense and security contracting. WIDGHR enables its membership to network with colleagues in various industries, expand their professional knowledge, and further their careers advancement and business growth.
To cultivate and support the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security by providing members a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development.
Who We Are
Our programs throughout the year draw on the talent and expertise of local industry leaders from a broad range of business enterprises and are designed to:
- Promote professional leadership and development.
- Inspire women to share and achieve and share business and personal successes.
- Provide networking opportunities for career and business growth and support.
Women In Defense (WID), incorporated in 1985, to empower women with a business environment for professional growth through strategic networking, education, and career development. In 2004, WID became a proud affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). WID is one of four affiliates of NDIA, representing all facets of the defense and technology industrial base and military services. This affiliation gives members a credible source for defense industry information, increased engagement opportunities and professional contacts, as well as an expanded scope of informative programs. The Greater Hampton Roads chapter (WIDGHR) was formed in April 2010.