The Aerospace Corporation was recognized as a top employer for STEM workforce diversity by Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals magazine, joining the likes of Google, Amazon and Toyota Motor Corporation.
For 2020, Aerospace ranked 11th among 50 top employers by the magazine’s readers, who were asked which companies they’d most like to work for or believe would provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups.
Topping the list were Google, Lockheed Martin, Amazon and IBM, with Aerospace ranking just ahead of Ford Motor Company, the Coca-Cola Company, and 3M. It’s the second year in a row Aerospace has been recognized by the magazine.
Aerospace consistently outpaces industry benchmarks for the percentage of women and people of color in our workforce.
The company sponsors eight Employee Resource Groups that support many initiatives — from professional development workshops to networking activities — to build a more inclusive and supportive work environment for employees. The Aerospace Diversity Action Committee provides a forum for leaders of these groups and other senior company executives to make recommendations for diversity, equity and inclusion program objectives and discuss other workplace-related diversity issues.
The Aerospace Executive Diversity Council, chaired by President and CEO Steve Isakowitz, was launched in 2017 to assist in creating the corporation’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals and to foster a stronger, more diverse workplace.
Founded in 1994, Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals is an industry-leading publication for the “professional, diversified high-tech workforce,” reaching engineering and information technology graduate students and professionals across the country.
Aerospace was previously recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” in 2019 based on a survey of 50,000 Americans working for companies with at least 1,000 employees.