Northrop Grumman CEO Kathy Warden co-chairs Catalyst Awards Conference Dinner

 February 02, 2023

Diversity drives innovation at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman believes creating a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability. This belief underpins Northrop Grumman's impressive commitment to women, particularly with those leadership and STEM career ambitions.

Driving workplace equity through inclusive leadership

Kathy Warden Northrop Grumman CEO

Spearheading this commitment is Northrop Grumman CEO & President, Kathy Warden, who is named as one of the World's Most Powerful Women by Forbes for her inclusive leadership.

"Women play a vital role in every area of our business, including our executive leadership team and our Board of Directors.  We will continue to build on this momentum with proactive steps to champion diversity, equity and inclusion," says Kathy,

"For years we have provided unconscious bias and microaggression awareness training. We understand the importance of diversity training and continue to provide updated modules as well as a library of resources to help put what we learn into action. And, we remain committed to nurturing and launching girls and women in STEM education and training to ensure a robust pipeline of technical pioneers who will help make our world a better place for generations to come," says Kathy.

Women blazing trails in STEM at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman women STEM

Under Kathy's leadership, Northrop Grumman is helping women in STEM push boundaries and blaze new trails. At Northrop Grumman, women are using their expertise and experience in STEM related fields to define possible every day. 

Northrop Grumman welcomes the brightest and most creative female minds to work for the company. Women at Northrop Grumman solve problems, invent processes and contributed to teams who perform at remarkable levels. These women enjoy rewarding STEM careers across all of Northrop Grumman's engineering groups, in various fields of science like chemistry, math related jobs in computer science and across the technology spectrum from information systems management to deep analysis.

Co-chairing Catalyst's Awards Conference Dinner 

Beyond her work at Northrop Grumman, Kathy serves on the Board of Catalyst, a global nonprofit supported by many of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.

Kathy is co-chairing the Catalyst Awards Conference 2023 Dinner, alongside co-chair Zoetis CEO, Kristin Peck. 

The Catalyst Awards Conference is the premier gender equity conference and awards event for advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), so it is a great decision to have Kathy representing Northrop Grumman at such a high profile and prestigious event. 

The Catalyst Awards Conference & Dinner is an industry-leading event that brings together companies who understand the importance of the mission-critical work of advancing women in the workplace. Executives from top global corporations, professional firms, governments, NGOs, and educational institutions will convene at the 2023 Catalyst Awards Conference & Dinner, which Northrop Grumman is supporting as a Platinum Sponsor.

The conference's 2023 theme, Accelerating Equity on All Fronts - So Women Thrive, urges leaders to build more gender-equitable workplaces from the frontlines to the C-suite.

Corporate leaders from around the world who are intentional about DEI will gather to learn from one another and recognize outstanding organizational initiatives that advance women in the workplace. 


Developing innovative ways to advance gender equity

Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized 108 innovative and pioneering initiatives at 96 organizations from around the world. Catalyst Award Winners lead a community of forward-thinking organizations that are developing new and innovative ways to advance gender equity in the workplace.

Catalyst's 2022 conference attendees gathered virtually and in New York City for Catalyst Awards: The Great Reimagining: Making Work 'Work' for Women. Participants learned best practices for DEI, gained key insights from the 2022 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives, and networked with global CEOs and other leaders. Watch the recap of the 2022 conference.



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