We are committed to promoting the value of women across the defence enterprise.


Our Story

Since 2011, we have made a concentrated effort to make defence a better place for women. Starting as a LinkedIn group, we have grown into a community of men and women that celebrate and recognise the achievements of the men, women and teams working in the defence of our nation.

Our Vision


We are passionate about promoting the value of women in defence. And we know that gender balance in security and defence won't happen by chance. That's why we aim to develop, challenge, demonstrate and inspire, to improve defence for everyone who works across it and defence output for all. 

Get Involved


We are now in our 4th year of our annual Women in Defence UK Awards. Shortlisters and Finalists have now been announced. Winners and Woman of the Year will be announced at the Awards dinner and ceremony on November 19th. In the meantime, look out for plenty of  our other exciting events including a Networking and Briefing event with Michelle Partington.

Stay Connected

Women in Defence UK is passionate about promoting the value of women in defence.
Throughout 2018, we were at the forefront of the conversation around gender balance in the defence enterprise.
In 2019, we launched our new values led vision: #WeAreWomenInDefence.
Stay connected by joining our LinkedIn group and keep update by visiting our Youtube page.

Our Events

Women in Defence UK is about more than celebrating the achievements of remarkable individuals and teams at our annual Awards. 

We have a packed events calendar and 2019 is busier than ever, with mentoring, masterclasses and networking evening briefings.

Join us on Wednesday 6th November for a Networking and Briefing Evening with Michelle Partington, Woman of the Year 2018. Tickets are available here.

Tickets for the third in our series of RADA Impact Masterclasses on Tuesday 17th December are available here

Make sure you check out our Events Page to keep up to date and find out how to sign up. 

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