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Women in Defence Association

Women in Defence Association (WiDA) is the leading catalyst for gender equity and inclusion within the defence sector, fostering a culture where women thrive and their contributions to global security and innovation are acknowledged and celebrated.

We leverage our collective voice and lived experiences to engage with stakeholders, challenging societal norms and advocating for actionable policies and targets to ensure accountability. WiDA fosters a supportive community, committed to breaking down barriers, promoting inclusivity and driving meaningful progress towards gender equity and diversity.

 

WiDA provides women a platform for professional advancement, networking and mentorship, going beyond traditional empowerment initiatives.

We welcome all genders working in defence and those interested in learning more about the sector to join WiDA.

Membership provides access to a global network across government, the defence industry, defence forces and academia.

WiDA is

a for-impact organisation founded and operating from Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar land

founded by women for women in defence and defence industry

dedicated to an equitable and inclusive defence industry in Australia

free for members to join

projects.

WiDA Vision

To be the leading catalyst for gender equity and inclusion in the defence sector, fostering a culture where women thrive and contribute to global security and innovation

WiDA Mission

We are dedicated to advancing gender diversity and inclusion in the defence sector by providing strategic initiatives, advocacy, and resources that invest in women, promote equity and drive impactful change

WiDA's Commitment

WiDA was founded and operates from Boorloo on Whadjuk Noongar land and acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the First Australians. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands across which we live and work, and we pay respect to the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women who have fought for this country.

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