Women in defence

evolution on heels!

About Us

With the South African Defence industry being male dominated, there is a dire need to encourage more women to not only join the defence industry but to also motivate them to remain in the industry and become Leaders in the industry.
Africa still having a lot of war-torn zones, more and more women and children being the worst affected as victims in war torn zones, there is a need for African women to take a stand and lend a helping hand.

SAWID

The South African Women in Defence (SAWiD) was established in 2016 to represent, support, empower and advance women’s interests in the defence industry making a significant meaningful impact beyond the borders of South Africa. SAWiD is supported by the South African Aerospace Maritime Defence Industries Association (AMD) to further advance the representation of women to become leaders in the industry.

Activities

Capture

WE CAPTURE...

Road Shows/ Awareness Campaign. Schools and tertiaries. Adopting a girl child.

Retain

WE RETAIN...

Finding out challenges amongst women in the industry. Discussions with corporates. Creating a platform for discussion between members on different levels. Address the issues raised by the members.

Develop

WE DEVELOP...

Develop through mentoring programmes. Match Making members with sponsor organisations. Identification of women owned technical suppliers to feed into the defence industry.

Network

WE NETWORK...

Members will have an opportunity to network through the online platform, conferences, road shows and community outreaches.

Recognise Excellence

WE REWARD...

Recognise and reward female trailblazers in the industry. Recognise those women making a difference in the industry. This is geared for extraordinary excellence.

Humanitarian

WE CARE...

Humanitarian aid to victims of war in Africa. Direct – providing aid from the SAWID trust. Indirect – Assisting business partners channel aid to victims of war in Africa.

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Contact

Contact Information

Address: Cnr Nossob and Swakop, Castle Walk Shopping Center, above Standard Bank

Phone: +27 12 752 5880

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