FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Oct. 9, 2017 –Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees Alisha Madison and Joanee’ Johnson were honored at the 22nd 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.

Northrop Grumman’s Alisha Madison and Joanee’ Johnson Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference
Alisha Madison, Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman’s Alisha Madison and Joanee’ Johnson Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference
Joanee' Johnson, Northrop Grumman


Madison received the College-level Promotion of Education award which “demonstrates an exemplary commitment to enhancing the opportunities for minorities in technology careers through promotion of scientific and technical education programs,” according to the conference organizers. She is a senior manager of business process analysis and proposal management for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector.

Madison is active in the community and she started the Bella Network in 2016 to give underrepresented women access to corporate, professional and entrepreneurial women that can help them elevate their careers and businesses to the next level of success. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of California at Irvine and a master’s degree in business from Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Johnson, manager of mission assurance for Northrop Grumman Technology Services received the Industry – Community Service award, which recognizes an employee “who uses technology in novel ways to improve access to jobs and educational opportunities, and boost understanding of technology's potential to improve access to useful services.”  

She is a Six Sigma Green Belt and has more than 27 years of technical experience in Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 5 software development, and program and engineering management. Johnson’s community service recognition includes a Leadership and Community Involvement award from the San Diego chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and a Woman of Distinction award from Women Incorporated, San Diego. She is active in Northrop Grumman employee resource groups supporting women, African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Pacific Islander Americans; the San Diego chapter of Jack and Jill of America; Girl Scouts of America; and the NSBE Summer Engineering Experience for Kids program. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in engineering management from National University.

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