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Boeing: Women Make Us Better

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Our Commitment to Women In STEM

At Boeing, we are dedicated to addressing the need for more women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Women have played an important role in the history of Boeing.  At the company’s inception in 1916, founder William Boeing hired seamstress Rosie Farrar to stitch together linen wings for the early B & W seaplanes. Just two years later, Helen Holcombe joined Boeing as the first woman in the engineering department.

In 2019, Boeing partnered with more than 236 STEM organizations and contributed nearly $30 million toward community initiatives that helped inspire an estimated 1 million young women in STEM.

Over the past eight years, Boeing and The Boeing Charitable Trust have contributed $186 million toward community initiatives that have had a positive impact on 6 million young women and girls around the world.

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Our Engineers

Read what our current engineers are doing at Boeing.

Holly MurphyHolly Murphy

Engineer, Space & Intelligence Systems

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Hawkins, Systems Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes AvionicsSuzanne Hawkins

Systems Engineer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Avionics Everett, Washington

 

 

 

 

Jackie Wong

Jackie Wong

Acoustics Engineer, 737 MAX

 

 

 

Shanying Zeng

Shanying Zeng

Technical Fellow, Chemical Technology Group

Empowering Women at Boeing

Our commitment to empowering women within our company is part of our larger strategy to attract and retain the best, diverse talent across our enterprise. Within the company, woman innovators find a community of like-minded individuals through the Boeing Women in Leadership Association and mentorship opportunities, as well as through the company’s engagement in professional associations, including:

Learn more about our culture of diversity and inclusion

What We’re Doing

Through a companywide commitment to programs aimed at attracting and retaining female talent, and with community investments designed to educate and inspire the next generation of women scientists and engineers, Boeing is taking steps to encourage women to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

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