COVID-19 Update

Our Members’ health and safety – and that of our Communities – remains our top priority. As the COVID-19 situation is dynamic, we are continuing to monitor and shape the events for our membership with health, wellness, and safety top of mind.

With that said –  WiDS will temporarily postpone in-person events indefinitely.  Stay tuned for information on virtual events, such as our AGM.

Our thoughts are always with you, our members, and your respective families (both at home and at work). 

  • Be safe and take appropriate measure to avoid infection.
  • Be kind to others and address fear and stigma.


The WiDS Executive Committee

  • Open Positions on the WiDS Executive
  • Canada

A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You

Are you interested in furthering your career, building your network of professionals, strengthening your leadership skills, and implementing new ideas within the defence and security industries?

Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) is now accepting applications to join its Executive Team.

The Executive Team comprises leaders at all stages of their careers from across the defence and security industries who drive opportunities for the membership to meet, learn, and grow. Their collective contributions aim to meet WiDS’s three strategic pillars: Creating Connections, Recognizing Excellence, and Developing Talent.

We are looking to immediately fill the following Volunteer roles:

  • Vice President, Professional Development
  • Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Co-Vice President, Scholarships & Fellowships
  • Co-Vice President, Government Relations - DND/CAF
  • Co-Vice President, Industry Relations

These positions are held for three-year terms and are a succession platform to the President and Executive Vice President roles. Positions are open to anyone – men and women – across Canada working within the defence and security industries at all career stages.

Interested? Simply send an email to Jackie Pothier at by Friday, June 5th with a few paragraphs answering the following questions. We kindly ask that no attachments are included in the emails.

  1. What professional experience and personal attributes make you well suited for this role?
  2. What are you looking to gain from this opportunity?
  3. Do you have previous experience with WiDS or another NGO? If so, where and in what capacity?

Note that the filled positions will be announced at The WiDS Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Thursday, June 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Register here for the AGM.

Click here for detailed role descriptions. We can't wait to hear from you.

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