Boeing Exec Was Named the 30th Most Powerful Woman in Business

Sept. 21, 2017

Fortune has named our very own Leanne Caret the 30th Most Powerful Woman in Business.

Fortune wrote, "Promoted to head Boeing's $29.5-billion-in-revenue defense, space and security division in 2016, Caret is following the same path as the airplane maker's current CEO, Dennis Muilenburg." 

Fortune also highlighted Boeing Defense, Space and Security's recent earnings boost, noting it "has helped make Boeing the best-performing stock in the Dow Jones industrial average this year." 

This award is a testament to Leanne's leadership and the hard work of everyone at Boeing Defense, Space and Security, and we hope it will encourage more women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. 

Boeing is committed to empowering women within our company as part of our larger strategy to attract and retain the best, diverse talent across our enterprise. Last year, Boeing and the Boeing Charitable Trust gave more than $18 million towards community initiatives that encouraged more than 600,000 women to follow Leanne's lead. 

Caret has been with Boeing since 1988. She worked her way up through the ranks to lead one of America's leading businesses providing integrated solutions to meet the needs of defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers in the U.S. and around the world.

Read more about why Fortune named Leanne Caret the 30th Most Powerful Woman in Business.