Executive Committee

The Women in Defence and Security (WiDS) Executive Committee is a diverse and skilled group of volunteers dedicated to leading our programs and advancing our mandate. Our expertise spans various sectors including industry, government, military, cybersecurity, corrections, public affairs and more. Together, we engage with our community and collaborate on developing WiDS initiatives and events to promote networking, mentorship and professional development for women in Canada’s defence and security industries.  

Empowered women empower us all.

Julia Scouten
WiDS President
Department of National Defence
Lorena MacKenzie
WiDS Past President
General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada
Kelly Bradshaw
WiDS Co-VP, Industry Relations
Jennifer Capricci
WiDS Co-VP, Public Sector Relations
Correctional Service Canada
Erika Coghill
WiDS VP, Community Relations
Lisa Dickson
WiDS VP, Sponsorships
Google Cloud
Alessandra Jenkins
WiDS Co-VP, Scholarships and Fellowships
Christina Jutzi
WiDS Special Advisor
Department of National Defence
Christine Kennedy
WiDS VP, Mentorship
Department of National Defence
Heather Larmer
WiDS VP, Industry Relations
KF Aerospace
Emilie Lessard
WiDS VP, Events
Government of Canada
Stephanie Mangan
WiDS Co VP, Scholarships
Public Health Agency of Canada
Dana Mather
WiDS VP, Operations & Planning
Sonja Maul
WiDS VP, Events - West Coast
University of Victoria
Christine Quinlan
WiDS VP, Social Media
General Dynamics Land Systems Canada
Kelly Williamson
WiDS VP, Strategy
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)
Tanya Wiltshire
WiDS VP, Communications
Veterans Affairs Canada

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