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Women in Defence UK Awards 2022


Our story


Since 2011, we have made a concentrated effort to make Defence a better place.


Starting as a LinkedIn group, we have grown into one of the largest independent communities of individuals and organisations that celebrates and recognises the achievements of those working in defence of the nation.

In 2019, in collaboration with the MOD and industry, we launched the Women in Defence Charter which continues to grow. 

In our 10th year we introduced our Careers Website and our Corporate Membership, all with the goal of making a better Defence where people can work, learn and thrive.

Deeds Not Words ​


Our not for profit organisation is inspired, everyday, by Emmeline Pankhurst’s 'Deeds not Words'. 


Everything we do has our community and defence at its core.


Through inspiring, challenging and developing, we put our words into actions. The more you get involved, the more we can give back, and the greater the change we can make. 

Working together ​

We challenge thinking by interviewing Senior Officers and engaging with them on the headline topics.  

We develop our community by providing mentoring, masterclasses and our newly launched Careers Page. We want to provide you with the tools to succeed.

We inspire through our annual Awards which showcase the brilliant people who work in Defence. Our Awards Dinner is not to be missed! 

Our Awards Partners

Our Partners