Northrop Grumman makes DiversityInc Top 50 list

Northrop Grumman makes DiversityInc Top 50 list

 June 04, 2019

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Northrop Grumman is celebrating after making it onto DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for the 10th year in a row.

Not only has the company reached the fantastic spot of number seventeen overall, it is number one when it comes to employing veterans in the workplace. The company is also number one on the specialist list of Top Companies for People with Disabilities.

Northrop Grumman tweeted: "For the 10th year in a row, DiversityInc rated us on its list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. We thank each of our employees who helped make this possible."

“At Northrop Grumman, we remain steadfast in our commitment to embrace all dimensions of diversity and inclusion so this recognition is particularly meaningful,” said Kathy Warden, Northrop Grumman Chief Executive Officer and President. “It starts with the tone at the top – leaders at all levels are held accountable for understanding and demonstrating the core tenets of diversity and inclusion. And as the diversity of our teams has increased, so has our performance.”

Northrop Grumman is number one for veterans three years in a row

Rated number one for veterans for three years in a row, Northrop Grumman has a number of initiatives to support veterans including a Veteran Inclusion Committee whose mission is to support veteran engagement, inclusion and retention; Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition), a unique, award-winning, diversity program within Northrop Grumman focused on assisting severely wounded service members as they transition from the military to a private-sector career; and the VERITAS all-inclusive employee resource group which is committed to recognizing and supporting active duty and reservists, National Guard members and veterans through community outreach and networking programs aligned with company business objectives.

“We consistently strive to foster an open and trusting environment that values diversity, is truly inclusive and creates strong engagement for all members of the Northrop Grumman team,” says Sandra Evers-Manly, Northrop Grumman Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility, and President of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. “We have a broad and global mindset which focuses on multiple dimensions of diversity to include gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status and other characteristics.”

Judged on Talent Pipeline, Talent Development, Leadership Accountability and Supplier Diversity

On the DiversityInc Top 50 list, Northrop Grumman also ranked number five for its employee resource group program, number seven for executive diversity councils, number eight for its work in philanthropy and number 12 for its efforts in talent acquisition.

The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list is comprised of companies whose data indicates they have the potential to make The DiversityInc Top 50. These companies are judged by the same criteria, using sophisticated SAS software to analyze responses in the following areas:

  • Talent Pipeline (workforce breakdown, recruitment, diameter of existing talent)
  • Talent Development (employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement, fairness)
  • Leadership Accountability (responsible for results, communications, visibility)
  • Supplier Diversity (per cent of Tier I and Tier II spend with minority-, women-, LGBT-, disability- and veteran-owned businesses)

Join a prime employer committed to diversity

Northrop Grumman is a prime employer for women and leads the way in shattering perceptions about women technologists. If you want to join the talented team at Northrop Grumman, search and apply for many exciting career opportunities. 


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