Intersectionality: Building Inclusion Together

Published April 12, 2022

Newport News Shipbuilding’s STRIDE employee resource group and the Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) office hosted HII’s first of four courageous conversations themed “Today’s Decisions Set the Stage for Tomorrow’s Realities” on March 14.

The discussion featured panelists from NNS – Julia Jones, vice president of Manufacturing and Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, and Amanda Riley-Gross, lead EEO and Diversity representative; Ingalls Shipbuilding – Michael Weems, senior counsel; Mission Technologies – Miranda Williams, manager of EEO and Diversity; and HII’s Corporate Office – Robert Brauchle, HII News Bureau manager. Panelists explored an approach that doesn’t focus on or stop at a single dimension such as gender, race, ethnicity, etc. but considers to what extent the overlapping of this combination produces systems of oppression and discrimination at various levels.

View the event on MyNNS. Shipbuilders can provide feedback for continuous improvement. The next discussion, “Future of Work: Digital Transformation,” is May 9 and will be hosted by the Mission Technologies division.