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Recognizing the contributions of Hispanic and Latinx teammates

As allies, we can create a more respectful and inclusive world

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latinx teammates. As part of our commitment to advance equity, diversity and inclusion within Boeing and beyond, we continue our ongoing work to recruit, develop and retain Hispanic and Latinx teammates by celebrating their contributions to the company, supporting organizations that seek to improve representation in the STEM pipeline and equipping allies to speak up against biases and behaviors that are counter to our values.


At Boeing, we’ve asked all of our teammates to help shape a culture where everyone is included, valued, respected and supported in reaching their full potential. This Hispanic Heritage Month and year-round, our team’s efforts to create an inclusive environment include seeking out Hispanic/Latinx perspectives, speaking up about behavior that is not inclusive and taking time to listen to better understand the experience of Hispanic/Latinx teammates.

Improving Representation and Supporting Hispanic and Latinx Communities

We’re honoring Hispanic heritage by investing $1 million to support Hispanic and Latinx communities. Our contributions will help fund 28 organizations working to strengthen appreciation for Hispanic and Latinx history and culture, increase STEM education curriculum in underserved schools, advance Latinx-focused leadership and workforce development programs and diversify the aerospace talent pipeline.

Hispanic Heritage Foundation – $300K
Funding to develop a new program called Engineering on the Fast Track to introduce aerospace engineering concepts to underrepresented students across the country, based on its popular Coding as a Second Language program; and sponsorship of a new STEM category for the Hispanic Heritage Awards to honor the Latina NASA scientists working on the Mars Rover Mission.

Great Minds in STEM – $100K
Funding will support the Viva Technology program which engages K-12 Latinx students, teachers and parents in STEM challenges.

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture – $50K 
Funding will support artists, projects, and organizations working to address challenges in urban and rural Latinx communities across the U.S. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – $25K 
Funding to support the Pre-College and Community College Conference to provide parents and community college student members with the knowledge, resources and network they need to successfully transfer to four year universities.

Boeing’s contribution will also fund an additional 24 organizations providing support across 11 states. See the full list of partners receiving grants here.

 

At Boeing, we know it’s our responsibility to create a safe, inclusive environment where everyone is valued, respected and supported to reach their full potential. We are committed to confronting discrimination, inequities and injustice wherever we see them and accelerating equity, diversity and inclusion for all.

The company also supports educational institutions that serve underrepresented racial minorities, including nine Hispanic-serving institutions. We partner with nearly 200 diverse professional organizations and External Technical Affiliations that help us meet our objectives related to recruiting, retention and education.

During the last five years, our participation in diverse professional organization conferences including the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers resulted in nearly 1,000 diverse hires. In 2020, we hired 100 early-career employees at professional conferences hosted by Hispanic and Latinx organizations.

Earlier this year we published our annual diversity metrics for the first time in our company’s history to transparently share our representation numbers and measure progress toward a more equitable, inclusive Boeing. As detailed in our 2021 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report, we highlight the work needed to close representation gaps for historically underrepresented groups, including employees of Hispanic and Latin descent, and build a culture of inclusion.

Employee-Led Groups Promote Inclusion

Boeing Familia

Our employee-led Business Resource Group, Boeing Familia paves the way for leadership growth, visibility and career development opportunities.

It also connects thousands of employees who are passionate about their connection to Hispanic and Latinx cultures and reiterates the importance of those cultures to our business. Boeing Familia helps members advance their professional goals; identify mentorship and leadership opportunities; celebrate the richness and diversity of Hispanic and Latin culture; and engage in company outreach as community advocates, brand ambassadors and leaders.

Boeing supports the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and Great Minds in STEM (GMIS) – partnering with these, and other, organizations helps to ensure diversity in our talent pool while improving representation in the STEM pipeline.

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