FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 18, 2016 -- Northrop Grumman employee Anita Lee Wright received the Industry Corporate Responsibility award at the 21st Annual Women of Color STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Conference in Detroit this weekend.
The conference recognizes outstanding women in STEM fields, provides opportunities for professional development, networking and recruiting, and promotes the increased involvement of women and minority groups in STEM careers by highlighting the success of others.
Wright received the Corporate Responsibility award for her efforts to support Northrop Grumman’s assistance to under-represented communities and provide technology tools and education services for minority youth and adults.
Wright, a manager of business development for Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, has been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in Northrop Grumman and the community.
She is active in Northrop Grumman employee resource groups that support women, Asian-Pacific Islander professionals, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender professionals, and individuals with disabilities.
She is a board member of the California Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities; a member of the U.S. Business Leadership Network of Champions, an employee network for disability inclusion; and was inducted to the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame.
Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and master’s in education psychology from California State University – Northridge.
Northrop Grumman employees recognized as Technology All Stars, who have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities were: Jannie Barrett, Patricia Jones and Diane Shimizu. Employees recognized as Technology Rising Stars for helping shape technology for the future were: Annette Akers, Jenny Huang, Hiba Mooney, Yvonne Okafor, Diana Tanious, Arti Thumar, Teja (Tejovathi) Vangala and Lorin Wilken.