Boeing

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.

Executive Commitment

“My goal is to create an environment at Boeing where diversity and inclusiveness run through our veins and show in our actions every day—and our business results will reflect the benefit of it. If we can continue to value and leverage the skills of all of our employees, we will be even more successful in our second century than we have been in our first.”

Jim McNerney

Jim McNerney

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Recruiting

employees

Boeing has an active recruitment program to identify and attract diverse talent through college recruiting, as well as targeted diversity and professional recruiting. Visit our Career Events site often to find an event near you.

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

 

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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.

Affinity 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 affinity 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

Honors

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

Boeing earned—for the second consecutive year and the seventh time overall—a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

Readers of Minority Engineer ranked Boeing No. 1 in 2015 among companies in the United States for which they would most like to work or that they believe would 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, 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.

Boeing has been recognized as a "Best for Vets Employer" by Military Times magazine.

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

Boeing Canada was recognized in the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers survey as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Diversity.

Payscale.com listed Boeing at number two among its Top 15 Employers for Veterans.

Black Enterprise added Boeing to its list of Top 35 Best Companies for Supplier Diversity.

DiversityBusiness.com placed Boeing at number 12 in its recent ranking of America’s Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities.

Readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology recognized Boeing as a Best Diversity Company.

Readers of Careers & the DisABLED magazine ranked Boeing No. 4 among the top companies in the United States for providing a progressive environment for people with physical or mental impairments.

Aviation Week’s 2014 Workforce Study ranks Boeing as the leading company in the aerospace and defense industries for professional development and opportunity.

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

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society awards (AISES)
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year awards (AAEOY)
  • Black Engineer of the Year awards (BEYA)
  • Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC)
  • National Society of Black Engineers awards (NSBE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Women of Color in Technology

 

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.