Celebrating Native American and Indigenous Heritage

2023 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report

Each member of our global team brings something uniquely valuable to Boeing, and we grow stronger when everyone has an opportunity to contribute. We continue to take meaningful steps to advance an open and respectful environment where everyone feels welcome not just at Boeing, but also in the surrounding communities where we live. Boeing’s culture of inclusion involves creating an environment that retains and attracts the world’s top talent, and inspires every teammate to do their best work and grow their careers while making a positive impact on the world.


Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Aspirations and Progress

To advance equity and diversity and build a culture of inclusion, we have established a set of aspirations we will strive to achieve by 2025:

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    Increase the Black representation rate in the U.S. by 20%.

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    Achieve parity in retention rates of all groups.

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    Close representation gaps for historically underrepresented groups.

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    Eliminate significant differences between the experiences of teammates from different backgrounds.

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    Advance common understanding, shared experiences and mutual respect.

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    Report diversity metrics and progress annually.

While we are moving in the right direction, we want and need to accelerate change. To achieve our aspirations, we are galvanizing our entire workforce to improve equity through annual incentives to advance equitable talent selections and build inclusive teams through diverse interview panels. We use Seek, Speak & Listen to understand each other better, grow our business resource group network globally giving teammates an opportunity to “tune in” wherever they are on the journey. Read more about our commitment and progress in our annual equity, diversity and inclusion report.


2023 Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Report

Digital Accessibility Statement

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Boeing also strives to ensure that digital products and services provided by our suppliers and vendors are accessible.

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To learn more about Boeing’s values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit:

“Boeing continues to make progress on our commitments as we advance representation and inclusion across our company. We know diversity must be at the table for every important decision our company makes — every challenge we face, every innovation we design. Equity, diversity and inclusion are core values because they make Boeing — and each of us individually — better.”

Sara Bowen
Vice President of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Intelligence and Employee Listening

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At Boeing, our purpose is driven by our people. Boeing offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits that reflect our shared values, including market-leading health and retirement plans, generous tuition assistance, paid time off, and programs that support employees, their families and communities. These programs include flexible work options and working-parent coaching. Our Total Rewards portfolio offers benefits such as 12 weeks of paid parental leave, adoption assistance, subsidized back-up child care and elder care, domestic partnership benefits and gender transition assistance.

Seek, Speak & Listen

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Teammates across the company are building Seek, Speak & Listen habits, which are fundamental to how we work together. These habits are foundational to our culture of integrity and inclusion, and they enable us to improve—in safety, quality, production, performance and inclusion.

By embracing these simple habits, we make better decisions, drive innovation and build connection. We seek out the places where things aren’t going well and where anxiety may be brewing, so we can learn and address issues before they become problems. We get all perspectives on the table and ensure every team member feels safe to speak up. We listen to each other with humility and grace. This is a key part of our commitment to collective progress, lasting cultural change, and enhancing trust from within.

The habits are simple acts of caring so our people can be their best at work and in life. We will continue to embed the habits into our daily work, processes, systems and communications to hold ourselves accountable. We invite you to join us by asking questions, sharing your insights and listening to others by following #SeekSpeakListen online.

Business Resource Groups

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Boeing’s volunteer, employee-driven Business Resource Groups (BRGs) focus on a particular part of someone’s identity, such as ethnicity, race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status, though every group is open to all. Members with shared common interests or cultural identities grow their community and skills while making a measurable difference at Boeing. They channel a passion for creating a sense of belonging for all employees to drive greater innovation, improved solutions for our customers and better business results. Their mission is to provide space for Boeing teammates to build inclusive communities through four pillars: Business Alignment, Professional Development, Talent Engagement and Community Involvement.

Business Resource Groups are powerful engines of personal, professional and organizational change – in part because they benefit from direct and meaningful engagement from Boeing’s most senior leaders. This includes a BRG Equity and Inclusion Council comprised of BRG leaders who meet quarterly with an Equity and Inclusion Steering team of Executive Council members to discuss progress and opportunities related to the company’s equity commitments.

BRG members grow their community and their skills while making a real difference at Boeing and share a common interest or cultural identity and have a passion for creating a sense of belonging for all employees that will drive greater innovation, improved solutions for our customers and better business results.

All nine BRGs are keenly focused on including the perspectives of our non-US workforce in their strategies and play an important role in helping to advance diverse representation at every level of the company through a truly global network of BRG chapters.

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Recognizing the contributions of Native American and Indigenous communities and peoples

Together, we can create a more respectful and inclusive world

During Native American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the rich culture, traditions and history of our Native American and Indigenous teammates. The Native American and Indigenous Communities and Nations represented at Boeing help us strengthen inclusion and innovation every day.

Our employee-led Boeing Employees Indigenous Network (BE-IN) Business Resource Group builds awareness for the richness and diversity of Native American and Indigenous cultures across our team. With an emphasis on career development and leadership, BE-IN encourages STEM careers for Native American and Indigenous youth and provides training opportunities for its members. Across the community, BE-IN members actively support the Boys & Girls Club – Native Services. Through mentoring, coaching and leadership training, the partnership helps to ensure diversity in our talent pool while improving representation in the STEM pipeline. The group also connects hundreds of employees across the company who are passionate about Native American and Indigenous culture. BE-IN members are actively educating the general public about traditions and cultures and raising awareness of the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present.

Boeing, in partnership with BE-IN, continues to have a long standing and supportive relationship with the American Indian Science & Engineering Society or AISES. Through our partnership with AISES, Boeing was able to extend 30 offers and fill a number of direct and internship positions at last year’s AISES conference in Palm Springs, Calif. This year, our partnership with AISES has strengthened and BE-IN members will continue to support Boeing’s presence at the annual conference.

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Inclusion Ambassadors

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In addition to our employee-led Business Resource Groups, our network of Inclusion Ambassadors is instrumental in creating an inclusive culture at Boeing. The Inclusion Ambassadors are comprised of hundreds of team members from across our global enterprise who champion equity, diversity and inclusion in their daily work and interactions. This network informs our ongoing efforts and comes together monthly to learn, collaborate and catalyze change.

“Having a diverse team makes us all better. We can be our authentic selves and perform at our highest level, together.”

- Clay Rumsey, Senior Electrical/Physics Engineer

External Technical Affiliations

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We are committed to helping our employees continually develop their professional, technical and leadership skills. That’s why we partner with hundreds of leading professional and technical societies and organizations around the world. Our partnerships with these organizations help employees grow their professional networks, build their skills, and improve our products and services.

Community Partners

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We are committed to serving the diverse, global communities our team members represent and inspiring the next generation of innovators to help us connect, protect, explore and inspire our world. We invest heavily in educational programming, particularly in the engineering and technology fields, to broaden opportunities to students of all identities and backgrounds. Learn more about how Boeing supports the communities our employees represent.

Celebrating Progress

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    2023 Military Friendly® Employer

    Boeing is recognized with the #8 ranking for our efforts in creating sustainable and meaningful career paths, community outreach, brand enthusiasm, and enduring partnerships.

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    2023 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (GEI)

    Recognizing companies across the globe who are disclosing their gender equality metrics and policies to address gender inequality.

  • 2023 Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

    2023 Top 50 Company for Diversity

    Boeing is recognized by DiversityInc with a No. 12 ranking on its “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” a four-spot increase from Boeing’s No. 16 ranking in 2022.

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    2023 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

    Our employees’ tireless commitment to disability inclusion was recognized with a 100 score on Disability:IN's Disability Equality Index for the eighth year in a row.

  • Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality 2022, 100% Corporate Equality Index

    Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index

    Boeing was recognized with a 100% rating and the designation of “2022 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” for taking steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQIA+ teammates.

  • HBCUs Top Supporters 2021

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    Career Communications Group Inc. recognized Boeing as the No. 3 top supporter for historically Black colleges and universities engineering programs.

  • NOD 2023 Leading Disability Employer

    2023 Leading Disability Employer by the National Organization on Disability

    The National Organization on Disability seal recognizes companies for measuring and achieving strong talent outcomes for people with disabilities.

  • 2022 Military Times Best for Vets Employers

    2022 Best for Vets Employer: Military Times

    The companies on Military Times’ Best for Vets list have implemented industry best practices to improve how they seek and support veterans. In 2022, Boeing ranked #11 out of 175 companies.

  • U.S. Department of Labor Platinum Award HIRE Vets 2022

    2022 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award

    Boeing met employment and integration assistance criteria, such as veteran hiring and retention percentages, leadership and tuition assistance programming, and dedicated human resource efforts.

Additional Recognition

  • 2022 Military Friendly Gold Company; #1 ranking in Supplier Diversity
  • 2021 DIVERSEability Magazine Best of the Best Employer
  • 2021 Hispanic Network Magazine Best of the Best Employer
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  • 2021 U.S. Veterans Magazine Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies: Top Supplier Diversity Programs

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