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Inclusiveness@Work Nominee For Business/Corporate: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company with worldwide interests. While headquartered in Maryland, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, one of the four major business divisions of Lockheed Martin, is headquartered in Denver.

Lockheed Martin (LM) prides itself on its culture of innovation that delivers affordable solutions and unparalleled customer value and its inclusive work environment where everyone is empowered to perform their best and excel in their careers. Lockheed’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive environment can be seen in its workplace demographics. In 2015, women made up 25% of the employees, 20% of its executives and 33% of its board. For minorities, 25% of its employees, 11% of its executives and 17% of its board are diverse. To put one set of these numbers into perspective, nationally, less than 18% of corporate board members are women and only 15.6% are racially/ethnically diverse. In fact, in 2014, 17% of Fortune 250 companies were comprised of only white members.

From the CEO (who is female) down, LM is actively committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. As stated on its website, diversity goes beyond the legal requirements of EEO and AA. It means understanding that each individual is different and recognizes these characteristics. Diversity is a tool that supports LM’s business strategies and allows it to explore individual differences and similarities in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. It also allows Lockheed Martin to leverage these attributes to deliver on customer commitments and to power innovation.

Please join us at the Ball for All gala on Saturday, February 18th to learn the recipients of the Inclusiveness@Work awards. You may purchase your tickets online.