Small Business Summit

Join WID-MI for the second annual Inspire | Cultivate | Grow Small Business Summit on March 21, 2023. Attendees will connect with Department of Defense leaders, cultivate relationships with primes, learn about opportunities for small business engagement, and discover how to stand out from competitors.


  • Brigadier General Michelle M. T. Letcher Chief of Staff, Army Futures Command
  • Col Rachel McCaffrey, USAF (Ret), Senior Vice President, Membership & Chapters and Executive Director, Women In Defense


  • Engage with potential customers and partners
  • Deep-dive into OEM-supplier dynamics and incentives to build lasting partnerships
  • Platform for impactful engagement with fellow industry leaders, pairing with tangible business opportunities
  • Outline DOD initiatives aimed at leveraging small business / non-traditional defense contractors’ solutions

The Small Business Summit is just the start, the connections last forever.


Women in Defense-Michigan Chapter elevates the Michigan defense ecosystem and small business innovation through the Summit, where we'll tackle industry engagement, obstacles to success, selling to government and so much more.