Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

A sense of belonging is fundamental to a healthy workplace. We foster an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values embraced across all levels of the organization. We believe that building a team that is not only diverse but also nurturing and supportive creates an atmosphere of innovation and creativity while reflecting the unique communities and cultures of our employees.

Image and quote from Erica Franklin, Head of Talent Management & Diversity initiatives and Resources

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are woven into our culture. By respecting others, prioritizing psychological safety, and ensuring accessibility, we not only live our values, but also leverage the unique talents and experiences our personnel bring to the table. This allows us to deliver innovative solutions to our customers’ toughest problems while attracting and retaining the brightest minds in the industry.

Our “Path to Belonging” encourages employees to take care of themselves through our Health and Wellness Initiatives, take care of each other through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), and take care of the community where we live and work through our Service Squad endeavors. These employee-led initiatives provide direct benefits on both individual and corporate levels through awareness, education, and opportunities for professional and personal development. This path seeks to create a workplace culture where every individual feels accepted, supported, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work.

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QUS Employee Resource Groups

  • QinetiQ Women’s Network (QWN)
  • Veterans Community
  • Black Leaders Advancing Social Equality (BLASE)
  • Accepting Love & Life (A.L.L. - LGBTQIA+ Community)
  • Hawaiian Asian American Pacific Islander (HAAPI)
  • UNIDOS (Latine Community)
  • Kehilla (Jewish Community)
  • Early Careers
  • Working Families
Image and quote of David A. Harrison, Vice President of Enterprise Services

We strive to continually raise awareness about diversity, inclusion, and accessibility topics across multiple platforms, including social media and our weekly company newsletter's "You Belong" section. This section highlights ways that our employees can get involved in upcoming DEIB initiatives such as lunch-and-learns featuring external speakers, community events sponsored by ERGs, and recommended diversity training. These efforts play a crucial role in integrating our DEIB values into our corporate culture.

Representation of diversity within QinetiQ US
  • 33.4 percent of QinetiQ US employees are female
  • 24 percent of QinetiQ US employees are veterans
  • 41.9 percent of QinetiQ US employees identify as Ethnically Diverse
  • 28 percent of QinetiQ US Executive Leadership identifies as Ethically Diverse
  • 39 percent of QinetiQ US management positions are filled with female leaders

*Measured against industry averages using PWC Saratoga benchmarking.

Our DEIB strategy is driven by our Leadership Inclusion Council (LIC), a group co-chaired by none other than our Chief Executive Officer and Chief People Officer. The LIC is comprised of 24 leaders and employees across the organization, representing multiple dimensions of diversity and perspectives. The LIC is divided into four groups each assigned to enhance one of our core focus areas: Leadership, Culture, Talent, and Marketplace. Each group aims to address three specific business objectives during a one-year term, that will deliberately strengthen our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion maturity and measure our progress annually.

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Equip all QinetiQ leaders to lead inclusively and with a personal and business growth mindset.
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Engage QinetiQ employees in the co-creation of our culture through reciprocal trust, transparency, and opportunities for learning.
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Recruit and develop employees to be empowered to authentically grow and thrive within QinetiQ.
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Embrace and expand DEI&B to our external partners and our communities.

QinetiQ US is committed to a continual and intentional investment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We wholeheartedly believe that doing so will help to drive innovation and contribute to a more inclusive, accessible, and successful organization.