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Darryl Farrow, Boeing’s director of diversity and inclusion, received the Dave Barclay Affirmative Action Award at the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference.

The award recognizes efforts to promote affirmative action and diversity management in education, job promotion, small-business development and community activities.

Farrow manages 18 people and he and his team have helped Boeing win numerous external awards recognizing diversity programs at the global aerospace company with more than 170,000 employees.

Boeing supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

Recently, Farrow was selected to support the Boeing defense, space, and security CEO, as executive champion for military and veteran engagement, training HR and leaders on unconscious bias.

Farrow has developed an HR Diversity Scorecard that focuses on culture, talent, and marketplace measurements for diversity training, diversity representation in succession plans and interview panels, and internal and external diversity advocacy.

“Growing up in Englewood and Roseland on the Southside of Chicago, there were few professional role models or anyone that attended college,” Farrow said. “I am grateful that my parents invested in me by sending me to urban parochial schools. There, the teachers saw my potential and pushed me to pursue higher education, because they knew it would open doors. As I look back over my life, I’m thankful for my bosses, colleagues, mentors, sponsors, family, friends.”

BEYA named its Affirmative Action award after David Barclay in 1993.

As vice president of workforce diversity at Hughes Aircraft, he was responsible for maximizing Hughes’ commitment to a multicultural workforce. Barclay was also actively involved in community and industry organizations, including the Aerospace Industry Equal Opportunity Committee.


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