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Northrop Grumman

May. 16 2023

Northrop Grumman Space Systems designs, develops, builds, and supports some of the world’s most advanced products, from innovative aircraft to next-generation spacecraft to cyber security systems and all-seeing radars. From the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber to developing and producing naval systems, Northrop Grumman’s products and logistics transform public and private services in every context: air, cyber, sea, space, and land.

How Northrop Grumman Supports Utah Women In Business

Northrop Grumman provides multiple programs that support women in their careers through every phase of life. Benefits include adoption and/or fertility treatments, childcare support, and back-to-work flexibility and care after maternity leave. Women can also access paid family leave, remote work options, a compressed work week, and unpaid family leave. Part-time workers are also qualified to receive full benefits.

The company also hosts a women’s conference every other year exclusively for women to enhance their leadership skills. It also created a robust employee resource group, The Northrop Grumman Women’s International Network. It connects employees domestically and internationally and creates opportunities for advancement and support.

The Northrop Grumman iReturn Program empowers women as they return to work after a period of leave to focus on personal life events. It enhances skills and helps restore confidence with support and assimilation into the workforce. Throughout a woman’s career at the company, they have access to a formal mentorship program that provides guidance and insight to benefit both the mentee and the mentor.

Why Supporting Women Is Important to Northrop Grumman 

Northrop Grumman understands that collaboration between scientists, technologists, manufacturers and marketers, leaders, and interns is essential for innovation. It attributes its success to bringing together people with different backgrounds and experiences. The company has a recruiting strategy that ensures women are considered and elevated at every stage. Recruiters keep a pipeline of qualified female candidates to consider future roles as the need arises.

Northrop Grumman aims to be at the forefront of its field, which means it wants to ensure it has a team that will help push boundaries and question what’s possible and impossible. Championing women helps it stay competitive and at the forefront of the industry. The company challenges what’s possible for products and systems in space, on land, and in the ocean, and it challenges the way we’ve worked in the past. Flexible work options and support for returning to the workplace after personal life events allow employees to bring their experience and creativity to the drawing board in innovative and unique ways.

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