At HII, our employees are truly our most important assets and are instrumental to our success.
We value relationships that are based on mutual respect and appreciation of differences as a formative part of the inclusive culture that is essential to our success as a company. Within this inclusive culture we promote “character, civility and community” (Fluker, 2009).
We gain a key competitive advantage by building a community that values contributions and perspectives from a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and veteran status. Our leaders leverage the differences within their teams.
Our corporate values — Integrity, Safety, Respect, Engagement, Responsibility and Performance — and Code of Ethics guide us and serve as reminders that trust and respect are the foundation for an inclusive environment.
Additional information about our employee resource groups, D&I in Action, supplier diversity program (Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding) and highlights from a number of programs we have been involved in are available on these pages.
As we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, take time to recognize the great achievements and innovations of the LGBTQ+ community throughout our nation’s history and their significant impact on the success of HII.
Read the latest Meeting in a Box Newsletter from Diversity, Inc. to learn more about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month.
Brooke Slade, manager of HII’s corporate compliance program, embraces inclusion and believes all opinions matter.
Amanda Clarke, HII’s director of cybersecurity & IT programs and chief of staff, began learning leadership skills on the basketball court.
Margaret Williams is HII’s manager of EEO and diversity – a job for which her family experiences and 24 years in the Air Force prepared her. Watch the video to learn more about Margaret and what a “seat at the table” means.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a key component of HII’s corporate culture and an important part of our diversity and inclusion strategy.
These employee-run networks connect employees who want to become more engaged with their colleagues and the company. ERGs provide opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, mentoring, volunteerism, cultural enrichment and community involvement.
ERGs also support the company’s recruiting, retention, diversity and corporate citizenship programs. Membership is open to all employees at no cost
Employees interested in forming a new ERG should reference the company’s ERG policy in Corporate Command Media.
HII participates in a number of national diversity conferences annually. These events provide recruitment, recognition and development opportunities for our diverse workforce.
These events include:
We recognize and celebrate diversity and inclusion in our workforce and our communities. From national leaders to our employees, we believe everyone plays a vital role in embracing diversity and fostering inclusion.
Ingalls Shipbuilding MLK Tribute
NNS Virtual MLK Day Celebration
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newport News Shipbuilding commemorated the holiday virtually in 2021.
“I’m not a product of my environment”
John Witherspoon talks about growing up in downtown Newport News and disproving stereotypes.