Boeing moves up to No. 17 on 2021 DiversityInc Top 50 list

Boeing moves up 10 spots from previous year.

May 10, 2021 in Our Community

Boeing moves up 10 spots on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies list, reinforcing the company’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


In recognition of the company’s long-standing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, Boeing again earned a position on an influential list of companies noted for their strong performance in key areas of diversity and inclusion.

Out of more than 1,800 companies surveyed, Boeing ranked No. 17 on DiversityInc.’s 2021 Top 50 Companies for Diversity List — up from No. 27 last year and 32 spots higher than 2018, when Boeing first cracked the Top 50 list.

Boeing also achieved other rankings, including No. 1 on the Top Companies for Black Executives list, No. 1 on the Top Companies for Native American/Pacific Islander Executives list, No. 3 on the list for Top Companies for Veterans, No. 8 on the Top Companies for Asian American talent list and No. 19 on the Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups list.

This news comes a week after Boeing released its first public report detailing diversity metrics, aspirations, and action plans to advance equity, diversity and inclusion. The company’s 2021 Global Equity Diversity & Inclusion Report shares representation on gender, ethnicity and race, and veteran status. It also outlines six near-term aspirations and our plans to achieve them, while spotlighting four sites that are taking meaningful action. The report also outlines our community investments that will help strengthen a diverse STEM pipeline and healthy supply chain for years to come.

“All of us at Boeing are committed to creating a more equitable, a more inclusive workspace for every member of our global team — and, in turn, driving change that will lead to a more equitable and inclusive society,” said David Calhoun, Boeing’s president and chief executive officer. “This work is a business imperative because diversity and inclusion are critical drivers of quality, of safety and innovation, and quite frankly, every important thing we do would be better with an inclusive culture.”

Boeing is calling on all teammates to advance inclusion and work together to achieve these aspirations by 2025:

  • Increase the Black representation rate in the U.S. by 20%
  • Achieve parity in retention rates of all groups
  • Close representation gaps for historically underrepresented groups
  • Eliminate any statistically significant differences between the workplace experiences of underrepresented and at-representation groups
  • Advance common understanding, shared experiences and mutual respect
  • Report diversity metrics and progress annually

“At Boeing, we know our success relies on our ability to honor and celebrate the best in everyone, of every background and identity,” said Sara Bowen, vice president of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Boeing. “Diversity needs to be at the table for every important decision we make. Inclusion needs to be the bedrock of every team’s operations. The best part is, not only will inclusion make our teams stronger, it will make every one of us better.”