Boeing

Building on Meaningful Change Together

Committed to a more inclusive Boeing and world

We recognize, celebrate and honor the Black community’s rich culture and significant achievements. Boeing's Black teammates have been a critical driver of our success and innovation for decades  — making the company and the world a better place.

As a company, we are working to raise the bar on key measures of equity and inclusion and are holding ourselves accountable.

  • Equity for all

    Boeing is committed to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion for all and continues to drive meaningful progress within our communities and our company. We are taking action to ensure that our systems, policies, processes and procedures are absent of bias and address barriers affecting just outcomes to all teammates. Our near-term aspirations include closing representation gaps for historically underrepresented groups and increasing the Black representation rate of our U.S. workforce by 20%.

  • Empowering diverse viewpoints

    Internally, our Racial Equity Task Force serves as a long-term think tank representing a diverse mix of viewpoints and experiences from different sites, positions and backgrounds. Its mission is to lead and drive transformational and systemic change promoting racial equity.

    With 18 chapters around the world, our employee-led business resource group Boeing Black Employees Association (BBEA) helps to recruit and retain our diverse workforce; inspires inclusive leadership; strengthens community partnerships; and serves as a cultural thought partner to help the company do business in a global, multicultural environment.

  • Seek, Speak & Listen

    Our team is focused on building three habits — seeking, speaking and listening — to strengthen our global team and drive stronger business outcomes. The Seek, Speak & Listen habits empower us to connect across differences, learn from one another and make better decisions.

Driving Racial Equity and Social Change

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We know that being a truly equitable, diverse and inclusive company requires a commitment not only to our team members but also to our communities across the globe.

Through our collective actions and investments, we are building on Boeing's long-standing commitment to supporting those in underserved and under-resourced communities — with a particular focus on education equality in the United States.

Thurgood Marshall College Fund partnership renewal

In an effort to continue building out the talent pipeline, Boeing announced an $8 million, multi-year expanded partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) that will include a new fast-track hiring program to supply technical talent for open positions at Boeing locations in close geographic proximity to HBCUs. The partnership, which builds on an initial $6 million investment in 2018, will also support campus recruitment initiatives, career immersion activities, TMCF Leadership Institute programming and student scholarships at HBCUs through 2026.

“There aren’t a lot of companies that will invest in you for three years, but Boeing does,” said Jaida West, an inaugural TMCF Scholar who is now part of the Boeing Career Foundations Program. “I think the biggest benefit is the professional development. I was encouraged to push my boundaries and take opportunities outside my comfort zone.”

“This program has been one of my greatest opportunities,” said Heaven Guerin, who completed two Boeing internships prior to being hired full time in 2021. “We not only get tools and resources, but we are empowered to make an impact at the company.”

Click here to learn more about the expanded Boeing | Thurgood Marshall College Fund program and engagement with TMCF partner universities.

Stand United Collection

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The Stand United collection has an updated design for 2022 and is available at The Boeing Store. The collection represents our commitment to racial justice, global diversity, equity and inclusion. This updated design features the modern-day T-7A Red Hawk, a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and represents the ongoing progress we are making to empower our Black employees across the company and in the communities where we live and work. In 2021, Boeing was named the title sponsor of the Red Tails Classic, an event that continues to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Honoring Living History

Ashley Jackett, Ciara Lynton and Kia Smith: 'No Barriers to Entry'

Ashley Jackett, Ciara Lynton and Kia Smith: 'No Barriers to Entry'

Three employees champion a new approach to developing leadership and retaining diverse talent.

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STEM Sit Down with Chinyere Udoh

STEM Sit Down with Chinyere Udoh

An electrical systems design engineer at Boeing shares the stories of the Black scientists that have inspired him and how diversity has shaped his career journey.

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Debra Coleman and Stacia Graham: ‘If you do right, right will follow you’

Two employees discuss community connection and making an impact.

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Dr. Nathan Brooks: Excellence with Caring is Key

Boeing’s first Black Senior Technical Fellow grew from humble beginnings to executive leader, and mentors others on the road to success.

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Ted Colbert: Boeing Global Services CEO Named Black Engineer of the Year for 2022

Colbert will be honored as the organization’s 36th recipient, and Boeing’s 3rd recipient, of the Black Engineer of the Year Award at the 36th annual BEYA STEM Conference.

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Oscar Johnson: From Making Soap to Making a Difference

Oscar Johnson has spent more than two decades of his career as a chemical engineer at Boeing. But his interest in chemistry first took root during a household chore: making soap.

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Dr. Alain Adjorlolo: Metal Man

Award-winning engineer keeps it simple.

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We Stand on the Shoulders of Generations Who Came Before Us

Black employees have been a critical driver of our success and innovation for over 80 years.