Women in STEM

Women in STEM

Meet the women at Northrop Grumman who are using their expertise and experience in STEM related fields to define possible every day.

Northrop Grumman Supports Women in STEM

For generations, Northrop Grumman has welcomed the brightest and most creative female minds to define possible. The women at Northrop Grumman have solved problems, invented processes and contributed to teams who have fulfilled customer requirements and performed at remarkable levels. Our females have rewarding STEM careers across all our 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.

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Women in STEM Statistics

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recently published their Scorecard with these highlights about the percentage of STEM jobs that women hold in America:

  • 19% of computer engineering jobs
  • 20% of computer programming jobs
  • 26% of computer science jobs broadly
  • 13% of engineering jobs

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Women and Leadership at Northrop Grumman

Our focus on building a world-class culture begins with our commitment to attracting and retaining the best and most diverse talent. We provide an engaging and supportive workplace that encourages innovation and excellence.

As technology evolves and changes the way our business operates, we continue to develop our people with the skills needed to succeed and reach our goals.

Female Population at Northrop Grumman:

  • Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Kathy Warden
  • Vice President and Above Population – 32 %
  • Management Population – 27%
  • Total Female Population – 25%

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What kind of jobs are there for women in STEM?

Science, technology, engineering and math are all very broad subjects, with thousands of positions in every industry imaginable. From a recent list of top STEM jobs, we selected positions we have at Northrop Grumman:

  • Software Developer – U.S. Projected Need: 316,000 Search jobs>
  • Data Scientist – U.S. Projected Need: 10,000 Search jobs >
  • IT Manager – U.S. Projected Need: 48,100 Search jobs >
  • Information Security Analyst – U.S. Projected Need: 40,900 Search jobs >
  • Mechanical Engineer – U.S. Projected Need: 12,400 Search Jobs >
  • Operations Research Analyst – U.S. Projected Need: 26,900 Search Jobs >
  • Computer System Analyst – U.S. Projected Need:46,600 Search Jobs >
  • Computer Network Architect – U.S. Projected Need: 8,000 Search Jobs >
  • Database Administrator – U.S. Projected Need: 12,800 Search Jobs >
  • Civil Engineer – U.S. Projected Need: 5,500 Search Jobs >
  • Computer Systems Administrator – U.S. Projected Need: 16,000 Search Jobs >
  • Environmental Engineer – U.S. Projected Need: 1,700 Search Jobs >

Source: US News and World Report

Successful Women in STEM Careers at Northrop Grumman

Women in Digital Transformation

Women in STEM are a driving force in digital transformation throughout the world. Valuable skills and expertise is required in digital engineering, DevSecOps, artificial intelligence/machine learning, advanced manufacturing, and open architecture woven with Lean-Agile methodologies.

Digital Transformation at Northrop Grumman
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A Three-Dimensional Career

The first time Jasmine saw a 3D-printed airplane part, she felt like she was starting an adventure.

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Christy and the Big Picture in Digital Transformation

As a systems engineer, she loves the technical work, but also enjoys the big picture aspect of her career.

Focusing on improving military operations

Women in STEM at Northrop Grumman use their engineering skills to protect warfighters. From tiny, perfect electronic chips to augmented reality, their contributions and leadership make a difference.

What We Do
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The Brains Behind Military Electronics: Custom ASIC Chips

Northrop Grumman’s ASIC chips are extremely tiny, have complex requirements and need to be super durable to perform for the military in harsh en…

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Revolutionizing Military Operations with Augmented Reality

Northrop Grumman is working on a solution to use augmented reality (AR) in the battlefield.

From Active Duty to Defining Possible in a Civilian STEM Career

We are proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. At Northrop Grumman, approximately 20% of our 90,000 employees self-identify as veterans.

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Made It Possible: Veteran Kristin and Speaking the Same Language

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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Katie

Female Engineers Who Change the World

Northrop Grumman is home to many engineers, scientists and technologists who change the world in small and mighty ways. From winning national awards, to protecting our national security, to enabling the exploration of the far reaches of space, these women are defining possible and changing the world.

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Meet Bethany: An Engineer Working to Ensure Perfect Balance

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Meet Janet: An Aeronautics Guidance, Navigation and Controls Engineer

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The Height of Her Career

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Blazing Her Own Trail

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From Intern to Mechanical Design Engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope

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Stephanie Locks Awarded SME’s “Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer”


There are many ways to get and stay connected at Northrop Grumman. In addition to the Women’s International Network, we have more than a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) and technical growth offerings.

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Northrop Grumman Women’s International Network

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Northrop Grumman Technical Growth Offerings