BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) Marillyn Hewson offered her perspective on the importance of talent development and the value of diversity at the company's Ninth Annual Women's Leadership Forum on November 8. The professional development event, hosted at the Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, was attended by 350 of the company's female leaders from every business area and corporate headquarters.
"It's a great time right now for us to come together because there are a lot of women who are moving into increasingly prominent positions in our industry as a whole," said Hewson. "It's no surprise to me that we're seeing more and more women leaders moving into senior roles. It's not a surprise to me because these women have worked very hard. They have competed, and they have gotten results, proven results."
Hewson's full remarks are available at: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/speeches/110812-hewson.htmlHeadquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion. www.lockheedmartin.com SOURCE Lockheed Martin