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Forward. Together. Connecting Through I.D.E.A.S.

Corporate Headquarters
Mar 14, 2023 | 1 MINUTE Read

L3Harris emphasizes that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) is a main contributor to business success and drives the key values of integrity, excellence and respect. Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is not just a choice, it is a requirement. As described in the 2022 DE&I Annual Report, L3Harris is constantly striving to be a leader in the DE&I space by cultivating change and constructing an enterprise in which employees feel welcome and maintain a sense of belonging. L3Harris has two enterprise goals: that half of the workforce will be women and at least one third will be people of color. The company is applying goals, missions and values at every level, across every business segment and to all domains.

One of the most impactful DE&I achievements this year occurred in September 2022. L3Harris had the honor of hosting the first inaugural Inclusion Conference that included more than 320 leaders and employees across the enterprise. Forward. Together. Connecting Through I.D.E.A.S. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Allyship and Social Advocacy) was the theme of the conference. Attendees viewed and participated in presentations and open discussions for three days and left with the knowledge and skills needed to create and empower inclusive environments.

Although this conference focused on inclusive and equitable leadership, every employee at L3Harris is empowered to lead and advance DE&I. The Inclusion Conference created enterprise-wide momentum to promote five key take-aways to help employees incorporate DE&I into their day-to-day activities and become inclusive leaders:

  • Our lived experiences and identities can build bridges of empathy.
  • Inclusive leaders demonstrate six signature traits: cognizance, curiosity, cultural intelligence, collaboration, commitment and courage.
  • We continue to challenge the notion that seeking equity is only an effort to meet representation goals.
  • Social relationships, built upon conversations, provide a portal for learning and growth.
  • Raising awareness is only the first step toward a more equitable workplace—our voice and actions matter.

The feedback from this event was extremely positive, resulting in an overall rating of 4.6/5.0. This conference equipped L3Harris with precise actions to help transform our culture of inclusion.

We aim to constantly improve, build on and promote DE&I initiatives and goals throughout our business strategies.

“I appreciated hearing everyone’s perspective and life history. It is one thing to read about or personally experience some of the issues discussed. But it is entirely different to hear directly from our peers rather than from ethereal voices.” Luis Alvarez, Senior Manager, Operational Excellence, L3Harris