Forbes has recognized BAE Systems, Inc. as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” for 2021, one of only 300 companies selected. Forbes and its partner, statistics portal and industry ranking provider Statista, evaluated the companies through an independent survey of 50,000 employees across two dozen industries, including more than 30,000 women.
Out of the 14 current members of the BAE Systems, Inc.’s Senior Leadership Team, eight are women.
“We are committed to providing the career development and leadership opportunities, benefits, flexibility, and inclusive culture to ensure every employee can contribute and thrive,” said Tom Arseneault, President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. “We’ve seen the success that comes from having women leading at every level, and we are proud to receive this recognition as we continue to foster gender parity in the workplace.”
BAE Systems, Inc. and its 33,000 U.S. employees are part of a global defense, aerospace, and security company with a skilled workforce of more than 87,000 in over forty countries. Approximately 25% of the company’s U.S. workforce is comprised of women. BAE Systems’ dedicated workforce creates and delivers a wide range of products and services, including advanced electronic systems, cyber operations, intelligence analysis, combat vehicles, naval weapons, ship maintenance and modernization, and vehicle upgrades.
“The BAE Systems team has taken a systematic, dedicated approach to ensuring greater representation for women and people of color in roles throughout our company,” said Michelle Murphy, Senior Vice President for Human Resources Administration for BAE Systems, Inc. “We’re excited to keep building on our progress towards a more inclusive, competitive workforce.”
In addition to this award, Forbes also recently named BAE Systems as one of America’s best employers for diversity and best employers for new grads. The company was also recognized as a “Top 50 Employer” by Women Engineer Magazine, a “Top 50 Diversity Employer” by Minority Engineer Magazine, and a “Top 50 Diversity Employer of Choice” by STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine.