Thursday March 18th 2021
8 – 12 PST / 11 – 3 EST / 3 – 7 GMT
(US Daylight Savings is 14th March 2021)

In Conjunction with Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition


Expand & Excel: Women Shaping The Industry

Join us for an international half-day virtual event bringing together Leading Ladies of the Defense industry and beyond, for professional development and networking.  Join us to hear from female leaders (and also some male allies!) across the industry, to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and network to thrive in – or transition to – the Defense industry.

Our speaker line-up features both SMEs and Fortune 500 companies, including Insitu, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Meggitt and Rolls-Royce Defense, and our accomplished speaker line-up included both active and retired military leaders.

Who Should Attend?

  • Women and male allies currently or formerly working in the defense industry.
  • Companies that are interested in expanding into defense.
  • People who want to explore a future career in defense.
  • Active and former military personnel.

The timing of the Summit supports multiple time zones.


Leading Ladies Of…: The Mission

Regardless of our connection – as colleagues, friends, family, or even a distant LinkedIn connection, we all have a common goal: 50%.  We strive to create more industries with gender balance, where women and men are face to face in equal ratios at all levels.  We know this is a significant challenge for many industries; and we recognize that we may not see gender parity in our lifetime.  But we do not shy away from it – we face the challenge with commitment, integrity and grace.  We do this for all women, whether she’s already reached the C-suite, or she’s a young girl dreaming of airplanes.

Although Leading Ladies Of… events focus on challenges and opportunities for women of diverse backgrounds, it is inclusive and open as well to men who strive to achieve in their career while supporting the advancement of women in the industry.

Leading Ladies Of… Virtual Summits: An experience like no other!

‘In nearly 30 years in aviation, I have never been surrounded by so many intelligent, smart, brave, inspiring aviation women. I feel so grateful. And so humbled by the moment.’

Carolina Jones, Senior Director, Business Development, Wencor (Attended Leading Ladies Of Aerospace, Sept 2020)


Individual Tickets:

LLOA / PNDC Member: $35 (Use Code LL2021)

Future Member: $50 (we promise to wow you so much you’ll come back for more!)

Scholarship tickets are available for students or those financially affected by the Covid crisis.

‘Tables” of 8:

Member: $250

Future Member: $350

Email for details

Our sponsorships include complementary tickets for donation to active military.