Diversity & Inclusion Programs

Northrop Grumman Diversity & Inclusion Programs 

Northrop Grumman has established a number of programs and initiatives to help further diversity and inclusion throughout the company. These programs recognize and celebrate our diversity, support our supplier diversity efforts, and further our partnerships in the community. 


Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a key part of Northrop Grumman’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Across our company, more than 19,000 employees come together in 12 ERGs with 220+ chapters. And while their interests may vary, their goal is one: to offer opportunities to each and every member of our Northrop Grumman team.

Our ERGs allow members to develop and build leadership skills, raise awareness, educate others and contribute to communities. These groups include a variety of focus areas most important to our employees including those supporting African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, people with disabilities, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, young professionals, parents, multiple generations and environmentalists.

Heritage Events

Heritage Events Northrop Grumman honors our company’s diversity by celebrating nationally recognized heritage months, e.g., Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian/ Pacific Islander American Heritage Month (May), LGBT Pride Month (June), Hispanic Heritage Month (mid-September to mid-October), National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October), and Native American Heritage Month (November).

It is a time where we recognize, and acknowledge the contributions of these groups to our American culture and society as we do with St. Patrick’s Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, and others.

Women’s Conference

Women’s Conference

In 2006, Northrop Grumman held its first Women’s Conference, with more than 500 women attending from across the company. Since then, the conference has become a recurring event (2012 | 2014 | 2016), which includes speakers from the company’s senior leadership, panel discussions, and nationally known speakers addressing topics such as leadership, development and work-life balance.

Supplier Diversity

At Northrop Grumman the Global Supplier Diversity Programs (GSDP) Office acts as the liaison between prospective small and disadvantaged businesses interested in working with Northrop Grumman and the company’s procurement organizations. The Office's efforts to increase the number of successful minority and women –owned contractors by providing outreach and mentorship have been recognized nationally. Other small disadvantaged businesses include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Minority Institutions, Veterans, Service Disabled Veterans and HUBZone business concerns.

If you are interested in becoming a Northrop Grumman supplier, please access the Global Supplier Diversity Programs website. Once there, click on the Supplier Information link located on the left side of the page and complete the Supplier Information Form. For all other supplier diversity questions, please contact the corporate Global Supplier Diversity Programs office for further assistance:

Gwendolyn Tillman

Inclusive Leadership Conference

Inclusive Leadership Conference The 2017 Inclusive Leadership Conference—which for the first time included the Veterans Summit―is one of the company’s most anticipated events. It brings together a collection of employee resource group leaders, middle managers and senior leaders to celebrate and embrace Northrop Grumman’s commitment to build the best culture. Together, approximately 500 participants from around the globe discussed various topics, from emerging trends in diversity and inclusion to the link between inclusive environments and strong performance.

Operation IMPACT

Operation Impact (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) Operation IMPACT (Injured Military Pursuing Assisted Career Transition) is a Northrop Grumman program which provides career transition support to service members severely injured in combat operations following the events of September 11, 2001. The program received recognition from the Department of Labor, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs in recognition of the company's commitment to helping service members with disabilities succeed in the workplace and build careers.