As part of the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter’s Meet the Signatories series, members of the Charter explain why they joined the Charter, and what steps they have since taken to ensure the inclusion of women in the sectors.

Next in the series, we talk to Boeing: 

Please name your organisation and explain what it does in the aviation or aerospace industry

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defence, space and security systems, and global services. The company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base. Boeing has a growing UK workforce of 2,500 direct employees across the country and spends £2 billion a year in the UK supply chain. For more information visit www.boeing.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BoeingUK.

Why did you join the Women in Aviation & Aerospace Charter?

In 2018, Boeing became one of the founding signatories of the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Charter. As a major aerospace and defence employer, we have made certain commitments to increase the representation of women in our workforce and build a more balanced and fair industry for women. We take this commitment seriously and it’s an important part of our company’s success.

What steps are your organisation now taking to help improve gender balance in the industry?

Boeing’s gender equality policies form part of our wider Diversity and Inclusion enterprise strategy, which looks to nurture a culture where women and people from diverse backgrounds succeed at Boeing. For gender diversity Boeing has established frameworks and is focused on three key areas: Recruitment, Career Development and Talent Retention that support the development and growth of talent within the company.