On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, the Women In Defense Florida Chapters – Space Coast, Central Florida, and Greater Tampa Bay jointly hosted the “Celebrating Women In Defense – Space Force Leadership of Today & Tomorrow” breakfast event in conjunction with the SpaceCom expo in Orlando. Leaders from the US Space Force were in attendance with Brig. Gen. Kristin L. Panzenhagen delivering the keynote on the subject of developing the next generation of women in leadership in national space defense. Women In Defense Executive Director Rachel A. McCaffrey (USAF Col. retired) also made remarks. Attendees participated in professional networking and were encouraged to place bids on items in the silent auction to benefit STEM Scholarships for Florida students.