At Aerospace, our people are our greatest resource. To solve the hardest problems in space, we depend on the brightest and most skilled individuals in the aerospace and engineering industry. The vast breadth and difficulty of these challenges demands that we recruit, employ and retain a diverse workforce whose rich backgrounds provide an expansive vista of perspectives needed to generate solutions that ultimately advance our nation’s security and well-being.
While Aerospace consistently outpaces industry benchmarks for the percentage of women and people of color in our workforce, the events of the past year have prompted meaningful opportunities for deeper reflection and productive conversations on how we can better address the need for racial justice, equality and meaningful change for our employees and our communities.
Aerospace’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Executive Diversity Council has established a strategic framework to augment and reinforce our efforts in creating long-lasting impact for a diverse and inclusive workplace. This holistic effort spans the entire enterprise and is based on a foundation of six critical Focus Areas: Recruitment, Representation, Retention, Education and Training, K-12 STEM Outreach and Community Outreach.
The Aerospace Committee for Equality (ACE) was established to assess, recommend and execute the corporation’s DEI actions in these Focus Areas, and has identified 34 specific initiatives.
Progress on these initiatives will be actively monitored and transparently reported to indicate our successes and where improvement is still needed. The Aerospace Diversity Scorecard aims to provide updated data on our progress, creating clear pathways for meaningful, definitive change in fostering a stronger, more diverse workplace.