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Inaugural Luncheon for the Women in Defense (WID) Greater Boston Chapter
The NDIA New England Chapter is proud to announce the inaugural networking luncheon for the new Women In Defense (WID) Greater Boston Chapter. The purpose of WID Greater Boston Chapter is to provide opportunities throughout the year for its members to meet, learn, and grow. WID-GBC also provides development and mentorship opportunities that ensure America’s future has a vanguard of talented and devoted women serving our national security mission in government, private, and national community service positions. WID-GBC serves the Greater Boston Market including Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.           GreaterBostonChapterLogo 2017  




The keynote for this luncheon is Dr. Bernadette Johnson, Chief Science Officer of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). DIUx focuses on accelerating commercial innovation for the Department of Defense. As CSO, her primary responsibilities are the development of a multi-disciplinary technology corps to provide support to the DIUx strategic portfolio areas. Prior to joining DIUx in 2016, she was the Chief Technology Officer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Her responsibilities included the development of the Laboratory’s long-term technology strategy. To learn more about Dr. Johnson, click here.









11:00    Registration, Networking, Refreshments
12:00 – 12:30   Lunch, Introductions


  • Admiral Clarke Orzalli, President NDIA New England, Strategic Business Development Executive, Dassault Systems


  • Karen Conti, Membership Director WID Greater Boston Chapter, Director Capture Management Excellence, Raytheon
12:30 – 1:15   Keynote Address - Dr. Bernadette Johnson
1:15 – 1:30   Closing Remarks


Date & Time:  Friday, November 17, 2017 11:00am – 1:30pm



Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

141 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803


Registration / Pricing:  WID Members: $45, Non-WID Members: $65


This event is for registered WID members and potential new members. If you are not a member and would like to join, click here. Please note WID membership is separate from NDIA membership.  For questions about WID membership, please contact Tameka Brown, Membership & Chapters, Women In Defense, National Defense Industrial Association (703) 247-2570 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Event Contact:

Josephine Lewis

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