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Learn more about Booz Allen's diverse culture and environment of inclusion that fosters respect and opportunity for all employees.
We've come a long way delivering innovative solutions. But our next chapter is still being written.
Our 22,600 engineers, scientists, software developers, technologists, and consultants live to solve problems that matter. We’re proud of the diversity throughout our organization, from our most junior ranks to our board of directors and leadership team.
Booz Allen takes pride in a culture that encourages and rewards the many dimensions of leadership—innovative thinking, active collaboration, and personal service. We’re particularly proud of the diversity of our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, among the most diverse in corporate America today.
Through grassroots initiatives, community outreach efforts, and national partnerships anchored by GLOBE (our LGBTQ employee forum), we strive to create a workplace that empowers, supports, and protects all our employees.
Diversity and inclusion are more than just words at Booz Allen—they are core to our culture. Our people are proud of who they are and what they do. And we're proud of them too.
Read some of their stories.
Meet Crystal Simmons
Crystal is a cloud mobility lead on our cyber team. Originally pre-law, her career spans industries and companies—and she’s landed where she can fully be herself.
“As an African American lesbian in cyber, I feel celebrated for the first time here. Celebrated, not just tolerated. There’s a difference. ”
I came to Booz Allen because of the company’s reputation. I’d networked with a lot of LGBT colleagues at the firm and they all spoke of the active community here. That was amazing to me, coming from an environment where there had been corporate buzzwords about diversity but no active organizations. Seeing Booz Allen out at events like Pride really mattered to me.
As an African American lesbian in cyber, I feel celebrated for the first time here. Celebrated, not just tolerated. There’s a difference. Booz Allen went beyond diversity and introduced inclusion into the narrative, and that’s key. Inclusion requires a company to take responsibility to ensure minorities aren’t just slotted into entry-level positions to fulfill quotas, but are developed into leadership roles.
When people who look like me and love like me are thriving and happy at a company, that workplace can attract more industry-leading minorities. That’s how you retain minority talent and draw more diverse professionals. That’s how you create a workforce that’s as colorful as America is.
Meet Stella Biderman
Stella is a mathematician and computer scientist with a focus on AI and data science.
“An inquisitive, scientifically minded culture prompts more people to question their identity and therefore discover their identity. ”
Authenticity at Work
I discovered I was trans the summer after my first year in college. I was sharing a room with my brother on a family vacation. As I was waking up one morning, my brother tried to tell me something. He had to repeat my birth name several times before I understood that he was talking to me. I was confused because in my dream, I was a woman named Stella. I didn’t process that he meant me because I didn’t process my name.
Eventually I realized that I’d been actively avoiding my reflection in the mirror for more than a year—and that I was happier identifying as a woman.
Being authentic at work was important to me, so I was skeptical about joining a large government contractor like Booz Allen—it didn’t seem like the most trans-sensitive place to work. I never expected the company to be so accepting and engaged in the community. But I’ve been blown away by how many LGBTQ+ people there are in the scientific community at all levels.
I think there’s an intersection between being transgender and being in data science, which leans toward examination and analysis. An inquisitive, scientifically minded culture prompts more people to question their identity and therefore discover their identity. Some people realize they’re not what society tells them they are.
At Booz Allen, it’s not just that the vast majority of people I interact with are accepting—they’re actively supportive of who I am.
Meet Sherwet Witherington
Sherwet leads a team of Booz Allen capability and data integrators deployed at military client sites around the world. Their mission is to increase efficiency at the sites they support.
“I don’t have to hide who I am. I don’t have to worry about using the wrong pronoun or explain how my twin daughters came to be.”
When I joined the Army in 2005, I never imagined that I’d be able to be out—I figured I’d just have to marry a man. But in 2010 that all changed. As a gay, Egyptian female veteran with a penchant for
It’s the same kind of relief working at Booz Allen. I don’t have to hide who I am. I don’t have to worry about using the wrong pronoun or explain how my twin daughters came to be. I have a bobble head of my wife on my desk.
It’s incredible what the company is doing to make people in the community feel at home: putting policies in place, showcasing Pride, volunteering. They’re having conversations about the trans community in the military, about Latinx people, about all these intersections—not just gay and lesbian. It’s so relevant to me, as a person with multi hyphens and a blond, Christian wife who speaks fluent Indonesian. I love that Booz Allen serves the whole community.
Meet Adrian Gillem
A consultant who works out of Tokyo, Japan, Adrian is a web developer with a flair for design. He's found that tapping into the LGBTQ network here at Booz Allen can lead to professional development opportunities—and friendships.
A Business, Networking, Leadership Advantage
I do front-end web development for government agencies. When it comes to work, I'm really more passionate about creating a digital experience telling a story than simply writing lines and lines of code. I’m also a person of color and gay. I grew up in the Virgin Islands and it’s a very small community. Everyone knows everyone and there’s a direct sense of societal pressure that coming out might not represent your family well, you know, things like that. So, I didn’t really come out until college.
In all, there are three coming-out moments for me. First, I came out to myself, and then I came out to my family and friends. I consider working for Booz Allen as a third “coming out” because that was when I really grew into being myself at work—and taking advantage of the opportunities. Being a part of GLOBE, our LGBTQ forum, lets me work directly with talented people from all over the company. I can take on leadership roles and grow my skill set, from leading communications planning and execution for our Pride 2017 activities to, more specifically, designing engaging print and digital ads for our different Pride sponsorships (AMPA, Black Pride, Trans-Pride, and Capital Pride).
Being a part of the gay community ends up being a business, networking and leadership advantage. As a community, we're as rebellious, rambunctious and driven. And so am I.
Meet Regina Lam
Regina is part of our digital hub in Laurel, Maryland, and works on web content strategy for health clients. At Booz Allen, she found a supportive community—something she’s been looking for her whole career.
I’ve been out of the closet for several years and I don’t feel restricted. I come to work unfettered. We’re a firm that relies on all aspects of community because it makes for a more productive workforce. We shouldn’t feel incumbered by our looks, identities, perspectives, and ideologies. We should cherish and celebrate them.
Louis works with the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security to ensure emergency communications systems like 911 run flawlessly. For Louis, who is based in the DC metro area, one of the best things about working at Booz Allen is the sense of community.
“I am so proud that we no longer live in a place where misogyny and racism control our workplaces. People should be empowered to speak out.”
Finding a Welcoming Community
I've had a life full of experiences being an outsider. I lived in Tonga, in the South Pacific, where I served in the Peace Corps. Later, I worked as a copy editor in Chile, and earned my master’s degree in cultural studies and gender in Australia. Being queer can make you feel like an “other.”
That’s why it’s invaluable to have a community for people who have otherwise been marginalized. I didn’t have that at any of my past workplaces, so it’s significant to me that it exists at Booz Allen. GLOBE (our LGBTQ employee forum) is a safe space to voice our shared experiences.
Coming out is more than just one big moment. It’s a series of moments. It happens every time you make a new friend or start a new project and you must decide how much of yourself you want to share. Acceptance by the firm gives me a foundation of unflinching courage.
Meet Abraham De La Cruz
Working out of San Diego, Abraham is a technical project manager who's always game to support Booz Allen LGBTQ causes. And he's found that all that work is having an impact.
'Our Culture Revolves Around Inclusion'
One of the best things about working at Booz Allen is the ability to be your authentic self. Based out of our San Diego office, I’ve been with the firm about 8 years. I’ve always felt comfortable—and proud—to discuss the work I do with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community.
A past board member of the LGBT Center in San Diego, my professional coming out was easy and authentic. With GLOBE, our internal forum that nurtures pride through broad community impact, we’re able to take part in engaging events, both within the firm and the greater Southern California community, that open the eyes of many of our straight allies.
Most importantly, I’ve always felt appreciated for the diversity I brought to my team. Our culture revolves around inclusion. Finding champions, mentors, and those who help you to pursue your passions are the ticket to success—and they’re around every corner. I hope that my story gives people an understanding that our firm is a safe space. I like to say that Booz Allen appreciates diversity rather than accepts diversity.
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