In 1916, Boeing hired its first female employee, Rosie Farrar, who stitched together linen wings for early seaplanes. One hundred and five years later, Boeing’s largest employee-led Business Resource Group, Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership, connects thousands of employees around the globe to create environments of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to help position women and male allies to lead us into our next century of success. BWIL not only helps position women to lead Boeing into its next century but also supports men in strengthening gender partnerships and breaking down masculine stereotypes that hamper progress.
Like all BRGs, BWIL is organized around four strategic pillars: Professional Development, Business Alignment, Talent Engagement and Community Involvement. Working in collaboration with their Executive Council Champion, BWIL’s local chapters help recruit and retain our diverse workforce, drive innovation and serve as an important resource to help the company do business in an ever changing, equitable, global and multicultural environment. Their ambitious roster of events enable members to further their personal and professional development, seek networking, mentoring and leadership opportunities, and engage in company outreach as community advocates and leaders.