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One global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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    Meet a Fairygodboss at Raytheon Company

    • Name

      Randa G. Newsome

    • Position

      Vice President, Human Resources and Global Security

      Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

    Randa G. Newsome is vice president of Human Resources and Global Security for Raytheon Company. As Raytheon’s top human resources officer, Newsome is responsible for providing worldwide direction for the company’s human resource initiatives. As such, she leads organizational change, leadership development, learning, talent acquisition, operations, diversity & inclusion, executive compensation, performance development, benefits and Global Security Services.

    Newsome has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, organizational performance management and security operations. She joined the company in 2001 and was most recently vice president for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, overseeing all human resources and security operations for a global workforce of over 14,000. Prior to her role at IDS, Newsome was vice president of Human Resources and Security for the former Raytheon Technical Services Company beginning in 2009, where she set human resource and security strategy for the $3.2 billion government services business to ensure support for the globally-deployed workforce. Newsome was also director of Organization Performance and Talent Management for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, responsible for organizational effectiveness, talent management, talent acquisition, learning, compliance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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What Women Should Know about Working At Raytheon Company
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. We are passionate about implementing a truly diverse and inclusive culture. Because, in our experience, diversity of talent and thought is what drives innovation. In 2016, we launched a strategic plan that uses researched, process- and culture-focused efforts to improve the recruitment, retention and development of women.

Highlights of the plan include revamped talent acquisition and development processes; required training on topics like mitigating bias and inclusive leadership; a new performance rating system; diversity-related annual goals for every level of leadership; and inclusive benefits like the industry’s first paid parental leave program. In 2017, women were promoted into engineering fellow and principal engineering fellow roles at an increased rate. Today, Raytheon has 5 female board members and half of our engineering vice presidents are women.

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