Northrop Grumman host Women in Science and Engineering Young Professionals Board (WYPB) Meeting

Northrop Grumman was pleased to welcome Women in Science and Engineering Young Professionals Board (WYPB) to our New Malden site for their latest board meeting.

Organised by Nintse Dan-The, Graduate Systems Engineer and Northrop Grumman’s representative on the WYPB board, the event saw important conversations take place about how to support women in STEM and inspire more girls to consider a career in the sector.

Nintse commented: “I am proud to be a member of WYPB. We are a group of STEM professional role models from a range of different backgrounds, educational routes, locations and STEM disciplines. Our diversity gives us a variety of perspectives and opinions that increases the value of our feedback to WISE, drives change, and extends our influence to further corners of the industry. This is what makes us different.

“Some objectives we have been involved with include inspiring the next generation through our support of HarperCollins children’s books, running competitions, engaging others through increased involvement at the WISE annual conference, social media (@WISE_YPB), blog writing, mentoring senior professionals in the industry through our Reverse Mentoring pilot, and advocating WISE by being a ‘sounding board’ for their campaigns.

“We meet in person once every quarter and I was delighted to host our latest meeting at Northrop Grumman’s New Malden Office.”

Katharine Sealy, Managing Director of National Security Solutions at Northrop Grumman, was invited to share her inspiring career journey into STEM with the group. Sharing WYPB’s passion, Katharine has recently been appointed Industry Co-Chair for the Women in Defence Charter.

Sophie Ball, Head of Talent,joined the event virtually to present with Zanjabil Qureshi, Deputy Chair of NGWIN – Northrop Grumman’s Women’s International Network, on how Northrop Grumman values, supports and celebrates people from different backgrounds and how we are working to increase the diversity of our company.

“Our goal is the same as WISE’s – to achieve gender equity in STEM across the UK. I’ve really enjoyed the event today. It’s good for everyone to get together in a room, it feels like a safe space for everyone to share ideas and experiences. It’s been really well hosted by Northrop Grumman and Nintse.” – Kathryn Malcolm, AstraZeneca and Chair of WYPB.

Northrop Grumman is a core member of WISE, who deliver women centred equity, diversity and inclusion solutions for the STEM Sector. We look forward to growing our partnership with WISE and supporting WYPB to achieve their mission.

Group of women posed for photo
Pictured left to right standing: Lily Dobbs, BT; Suzie Little, ARUP; Kirsty Carotti, BMT; Fiona Duffy, Air Products; Nintse Dan-The, Graduate Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman; and Tina Walton, Social Value Implementation Partner at Northrop Grumman.
Left seated: Katharine Sealy, Managing Director of National Security Solutions at Northrop Grumman.
Right seated: Kathryn Malcolm, AstraZeneca and Chair of WYPB.