A National Security Organization

Cultivating and supporting the advancement of women

in all aspects of national security

Supporting Brevard Businesses

Proudly serving

Helping our members connect

Connecting the Dots

Educator Needs

Industry Resources

Youthful Talent

Upcoming Events

January 28, 2017 - 4th Anniversary Celebration


Come Celebrate with Us!

Space Coast Women In Defense is honored to celebrate its

4th Anniversary at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 5:30 to 9:00PM

The American Muscle Car Museum is located in Melbourne – 123,000 sq. ft. complex filled with over 250 amazing cars from classic 1960’s and 1970’s muscle cars to the modern age Shelby.  This private museum is a non-profit organization, open for charitable fundraising activities.  Not open to the general public.

Come join us for a night of networking, great food, and fun!!  Funds raised will support Space Coast STEM activities.

Interested in sponsorships contact:  pam.gillespie@scwid.org  OR  missy.romero@gmail.com

Donate items for the silent auction contact:  mfuller1007@yahoo.com

Nov 16 - Harris Technology Center

Engineering, Innovation & Technology

Nov 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Harris Technology Center

1395 Troutman Blvd. Palm Bay

Speaker:  Angela Lamb, Engineering Director, Harris Corporation

Badging information needed by Nov 9, NO walk-ins will be permitted

Hosted and Sponsored by Harris Corporation

Hosted and Sponsored by Harris Corporation


Past Events

November 2015


November 2015

October 2015

Exploration Tower

October 2015


September 2015

Melbourne Airport

Mr. Greg Donovan, Director of Melbourne International Airport.

August 2015

Jane Bishop NG Vice President E-2C-2 program

June 2015

Dr. Frank Margiotta, EFSC Dean of Workforce Programs

Dr. Frank Margiotta, EFSC Dean of Workforce Programs

May 2015


Congressman Posey – Legislative Update

U.S. Representative Bill Posey

April 2015


Mr. Michael Higgins, VP HR

March 2015


Art Hoelke, VP/GM, Knights Armament

Mr. Art Hoelke, explains the importance of STEM programs in our community

February 2015

Ron Morgan Award Presentation

SCWID Annual STEM Awards Presentation

Cura Oceanus – RiverBot

Awards & Scholarships

2016 Scholarship Winner - Allyson Pagan


2015 Scholarship Award

Minh Chau Le

Minh Chau Le

2015 Scholarship Award

Melanie MacBain

Melanie MacBain

2016 - Brevard Schools Foundation Award


2016 Pink Team Award


2016 Cura Oceanus


2016-Scholarship Winner Allyson Pagan


2016 Scholarship Winner - Taylor Gaylon


2016 Scholarship winner Jalena Williams


2016 Scholarship Winner Linh My He


Community Business Supporting Our STEM Outreach Program

Please visit our sponsor–their contribution to our community are noteworthy of your recognition


People do business with people they know, like and trust. Companies don’t make decisions, people do. SCWID can help you develop professional networks that can open doors for you that otherwise could not be opened.


We encourage collaboration among our members to enhance our community through a myriad of projects including Science, Technology, Engineering,  and Math (STEM) outreach and support. Enjoy WID fellowship


Women In Defense, an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), welcomes men and women from all facets of the community that supports defense, industry, academia, and the military services.

Our Mission

To cultivate and support the advancement and recognition of women in all aspects of national security.

Our Vision

Women In Defense provides our members a formal environment for professional growth through networking, education, and career development.

Serving the Needs of our Space Coast Florida Community

“The Florida Space Coast is a unique area with several rapidly expanding national defense industries and a very prevalent military presence. By forming a Space Coast Chapter, it will provide networking and professional development opportunities to promote the role of women in national defense and security, to support military service members, and to encourage partnerships within the local contractor community, defense industry and military personnel.”

–Karen Gregory, President, Space Coast Chapter, January 2013


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