Recognizing the contributions of Hispanic and Latino teammates

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

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of our Hispanic and Latino 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 Latino 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/Latino perspectives, speaking up about behavior that is not inclusive and taking time to listen to better understand the experience of Hispanic/Latino teammates.

Improving Representation and Supporting Hispanic and Latino Communities

Over the last year, Boeing has made progress toward our diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Compared to last year, Hispanic/Latino representation increased 0.4 points to 7.4%. While we are moving in the right direction, we are not yet where we want to be and committed to accelerating change moving forward.

We continue to honor Hispanic Heritage by investing in Hispanic and Latino communities. Our contributions help fund organizations working to strengthen appreciation for Hispanic and Latino history and culture, increase STEM education curriculum in underserved schools, advance Latino-focused leadership and workforce development programs and diversify the aerospace talent pipeline.

Our key partners:

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Great Minds in STEM

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

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. In 2021, over 300 employment offers were accepted by candidates attending professional conferences hosted by Hispanic and Latino organizations. 

 As detailed in our 2022 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report, compared to last year, women and racial/ethnic minority representation has increased overall.  Over the last year, we have made progress, and have seen firsthand how inclusion makes us better.  We also humbly acknowledge the places where we have more work to do to remain steadfast in our resolve to continue improving through meaningful action.

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 Latino 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 Latino 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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