Diversity and Inclusion at Boeing

Diversity and inclusion are part of Boeing's values at the highest level. Having diverse employees, business partners and community relationships is vital to creating advanced aerospace products and services for our diverse customers around the world.

The company's commitment to diversity means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and engaging, with opportunities for personal and professional development. This in turn increases productivity, quality, creativity and innovation.

Boeing has a formal, companywide diversity strategy, mission and goals, which guide a variety of internal programs and events. Our business excellence reaches new heights every day ... powered by Boeing people.

Programs and Events


Internal programs and events are designed to work together to support diversity and inclusion throughout the year. Key diversity programs and events include:

  • Mentoring programs
  • Training
  • Monthly heritage commemorations
  • Companywide and regional diversity summits
  • Global Diversity Awards Program


Business Resource Groups

Diversity Councils are integrated groups of site leaders, managers and employees, who work to improve employee engagement, provide learning and leadership opportunities, increase communication, and facilitate implementation of organizational diversity plans. Diversity councils are supported by a local executive champion. Boeing has more than 40 Diversity Councils.

Business Resource Groups are employee-led associations designed to further personal and professional development, promote diversity within the company and strengthen networking. The members share a common interest, such as race, gender or cultural identity. The eight groups collectively have more than 100 chapters around the world. Membership is open to all employees.

  • Employees Abilities Awareness Association

  • American Indian Society

  • Asian-American Professional Association

  • Black Employees Association

  • Boeing Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender Employees & Friends

  • Hispanic Employees Network

  • Women in Leadership Association

  • Boeing Employees Veterans Association


Boeing is extremely proud of the recognition and citations we have earned as an employer. Among them:

On the Human Rights Campaign’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index, Boeing earned a perfect 100 score – for the fifth consecutive year and the tenth time overall.

Boeing earned a perfect 100 score on the U.S. Business Leadership Network's 2017 Disability Equality Index, an important measure of corporate performance in disability inclusion.

Boeing has been recognized as a "Best for Vets Employer" by Military Times magazine.’s 10 Best Companies for Veterans list in 2017 includes Boeing – for the second consecutive year.

U.S. Veterans Magazine recognized Boeing as a Top Veteran Friendly Company for 2017.

DiversityInc named Boeing one of its 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity in 2017 and among its top two for providing employment opportunities for veterans.

Boeing received the 2017 National Organization on Disability (NOD) Leading Disability Employer Seal.

Readers of Minority Engineer have ranked Boeing No. 1 among U.S. companies for which they would most like to work or that they believe provide a positive working environment for members of minority groups.

Readers of Woman Engineer magazine, the most widely read recruitment magazine for female engineers nationwide, have ranked Boeing No. 1 among the top companies in the United States for which they would most prefer to work.

Boeing was rated No. 1 by the National Society of Black Engineer’s Annual Employer Preference Survey.

Readers of Workforce Diversity for Engineering & IT Professionals named Boeing a top employer in the United States.

Aviation Week’s 2017 Workforce Study named Boeing the #1 Top Employer in the aerospace and defense industry.

In addition, many Boeing employees, managers and executives have been honored with individual awards from professional associations, including:

  • Advancing the Finance and Accounting Professions in the Asian and Pacific Islanders (ASCEND)
  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY)
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA)
  • Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering (AMIE)
  • Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA)
  • Great Minds in STEM (GMiS)
  • Minorities in Research Science (MiRS)
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
  • National Council of La RAZA (NCLR)
  • National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
  • Women in Aviation (WAI)
  • Women of Color in STEM (WOC)


Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Boeing has a wide range of jobs, locations and training programs. The company is committed to providing opportunities for skill development and career advancement in an environment that does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or retaliation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The company’s policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors or military/veteran status.

Affirmative Action

Boeing is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans. Every year, Boeing develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company's obligations as a contractor to the United States government.