We engage our employees in numerous ways. For example, Employee Resource Groups allow members to develop and build leadership skills, raise awareness, educate others and contribute to communities. In total, there are 12 different Employee Resource Groups at Northrop Grumman, in 200-plus chapters, representing more than 19,000 employees. These groups include a variety of focus areas most important to our employees. Some of our most distinctive groups focus on parents, generational collaboration and new employees.
Employees unite as volunteers to coordinate events based on common skill sets: personal development, community service, recruiting of prospective employees and leadership experience. Northrop Grumman management supports Employee Resource Group members by providing a culture that allows employees to be their best at work, at home, and in the community through a portfolio of work-life services that reflects a culture of inclusion, engagement and innovation. Northrop Grumman management and our Employee Resource Groups also partner on programming to create more inclusive cultures. For example, our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group PRiDA helps review the Corporate Equality index. Another group, The VOICE, provides feedback on the national Disability Equality index.