Via Van Liew
Principal Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The Aerospace Corporation
Via Van Liew is the principal director of diversity, equity and inclusion at The Aerospace Corporation, which is based in El Segundo. Aerospace is a non-profit organization focused on the national security space. It has $1 billion in annual revenue and more than 4,000 employees nationwide. Aerospace believes its people are its greatest resource, as the company relies on the brightest and most skilled individuals in the aerospace and engineering industry to confront highly complex problems in space. These challenges demand that Aerospace recruit, employ, and retain a diverse workforce with rich backgrounds and perspectives that generate the best solutions. Van Liew has led a comprehensive effort to develop and implement diversity, equity and inclusive initiatives that create distinct and measurable impact, and are scalable throughout the national company. She leads the company’s numerous campaigns to expand and implement this commitment.
Symposium: Space Industry Leaders Widen Search for Workers
Originally aired: April 20, 2023