Women in Defense (WID) Michigan, a nationwide organization that serves to empower women in National Security, announced today that it will host its 11th annual gala on Friday, Nov. 8. Michigan’s Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist is invited as the keynote speaker for this red-carpet affair to be held at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Leading sponsors include NDIA Michigan and AM General. This year’s “Casino Night” theme promises to bring an entertaining feel to this must-attend black-tie gala that will honor women leadership in defense innovation, product development, and business development. WID’s Excellence in Leadership Award will be presented to Colonel Nancy Dakin of the 127th Air National Guard Wing at Selfridge, while scholarships will also be awarded to women looking to pursue a STEM-related career in national security. Join us for a night of fine dining, champagne, a short recognition program, and a great afterglow reception to celebrate women leadership! To purchase tickets, please visit wid-mi.org.