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Celebrating and Cultivating the Next Generation: Booz Allen and Women In Defense

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Women in Defense (WID) represents members from defense organizations of every size, all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, government agencies, academia, think tanks, associations, and professional services. Each year, the WID Scholar program awards scholarships to women pursuing degrees in areas ranging from STEM, law and public policy—each with the potential to carve a career path in the defense industry.

How Booz Allen and Hawai`i FIRST Robotics Are Making STEM More Inclusive

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“Bringing teams together to learn and have fun.” That’s the mission of Hawai'i FIRST Robotics (HFR), which coordinates events that introduce STEM projects, careers, and opportunities to students age 6 to 18.

Booz Allen Joins Mansfield Rule Certification Pilot to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Legal Departments

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The Mansfield Rule is designed to diversify leadership in the legal profession. The original concept emerged in 2016 from a Diversity Lab Women in Law hackathon, challenging law firms to affirmatively consider women and people of color as at least 30 percent of the candidate pool for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, and lateral positions.

Booz Allen - a Forbes 2020 Best Employer for Women - Celebrates Women's Equality Day

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Culture, working conditions, wages, diversity—all these matter for women seeking a workplace that fosters respect, equity, and opportunity. Based on these criteria and more—Forbes has named Booz Allen to its Best Employers for Women List for 2020.

Booz Allen Celebrates 30 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was “a response to an appalling problem: widespread, systemic, inhumane discrimination against people with disabilities,” in the words of Robert L. Burgdorf, Jr., author of the original version of the bill that was introduced to Congress.

How Booz Allen and Ho'ōla Nā Pua Are Using Data and Design Thinking to Combat Sex Trafficking in Hawaii

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Nearly 3,000 local Hawaii youth are estimated to be at risk for commercial sexual exploitation. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic shut much of the world down, this crime did not disappear. Demand merely shifted online, making many of its victims even more vulnerable to violence.

Jessica Munoz co-founded the Honolulu, Hawaii-based Hoʻōla Nā Pua, which means “New Life for Our Children,” to combat sex trafficking in the island state. Today, the organization is working with Booz Allen to use data and design thinking in the fight.

Global Girl Power: Booz Allen Partners with Girl Up for First-Ever Virtual Leadership Summit

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Each year, Girl Up –an initiative of the United Nations Foundation – hosts a Leadership Summit to empower girl leaders worldwide to achieve gender equality and catalyze social change. When this year’s activities went online for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Booz Allen was there as an event partner, joining panel discussions, and serving as facilitators and mentors during a STEM boot camp.

How Booz Allen Uses Accessible Technologies to Engage and Empower

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Not only is accessible technology an urgent need—one in four Americans have a disability, according to the CDC—delivering it is a competitive advantage. According to Disability:IN, companies that embrace accessibility as part of their diversity and inclusion strategy have 28% higher revenue, two times higher net income, and 30% better performance on economic profit margin than their peers.

Celebrating Military Service and Full Self Expression at Booz Allen: How Two LGBTQ+ Employees Bring Their Full Selves to Work

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“I am not only a member of the Armed Forces. I am a son, a brother, a friend, a member of my community, African American, and proudly gay.” -Booz Allen Senior Business Performance Analyst William Pickens 

For many of Booz Allen’s LGBTQ+ employees, military service is another important part of their identity.  Founded by a veteran and with veterans representing one-third of its employees, Booz Allen proudly supports its LGBTQ+ military employees—this Pride month and every month. Two of their stories follow.

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