Bettering Our Workplace and Communities
Aerospace’s representation for diverse groups and women continues to exceed industry-wide benchmarks at corporate-wide and executive levels, and diversity within our Board of Trustees membership has increased. We encourage our employees to engage DEI through dialogue, training and education. We provide resources and programs, including a career re-entry program to support technical women returning to the workforce with a 100% conversion rate and a diversity referral program that exceeded its initial goals. We’ve expanded our scholarship programs to create additional opportunities for underrepresented students, established fellowship programs focused on diversity, and launched multiple community outreach and K-12 STEM initiatives.
Combating Unconscious Bias While Strengthening Allyship
Objectivity and integrity are ingrained in Aerospace’s culture. It’s what enables us to advance the best solutions for the hardest problems in space. We’ve provided training programs that equip our employees with the skills and resources needed to identify and mitigate unconscious bias. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide opportunities to learn about allyship and bystander intervention. We worked with our managers at all levels to incorporate DEI into their performance goals.
Empowering the Brightest Minds
At Aerospace, our people are our greatest strength. We are dedicated to identifying and cultivating diverse talent for future management and technical leadership positions. Our initiatives include expanding mentorship/sponsorship and professional development programs that ensure pathways and opportunities for diverse talent career progression. We’re building on our engagement and partnership with Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Going Farther, Together
Aerospace remains committed to strengthening our culture and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where all our people can thrive. We will continue to transparently share our progress as we move forward on this journey together.