Georgia Griffiths’ first job was at Hughes Aircraft as its third female engineer ever hired. From Hughes she went to TRW and worked as a product manager in Chicago, later returning to San Diego. She became TRW’s highest ranking woman manager. When that unit of TRW was sold to a Japanese firm, she was informed that their corporate culture did not allow women in management and she would have to return to the technical ranks. She has also served in positions at Continental Controls (1981-1983), Solar Turbines (1983-1984), Compusec (1984-1988), and Griffiths Associates (1988).
In 1989, she developed the first woman-owned defense contractor business, called G2 Software Systems, Inc., and she is the President and CEO of that company, which is based in San Diego. Over the past 20 years, G2 Software Systems has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CEO of the Year for large privately held companies by the San Diego Business Journal (2013 and 2014) and the 2014 Pinnacle award for technical excellence from Athena San Diego. G2 Software Systems was also named one of the 100 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. Among the company’s clients are the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Program Executive Office for C41 and Space, and the Department of Defense.
Georgia serves on the board of Women in Defense and United Thru Reading, and she also works with the San Diego Humane Society and the San Diego Zoological Society. She is an airplane pilot and an active member of “Angel Flight,” both as a mission pilot and recognition coordinator. In 2013, she was honored by the San Diego Business Journal with a “Women Who Mean Business” award.
Georgia earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from California State University Long Beach, where she was a member and past president of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Mortar Board Honor Society member and past president, and little sister to Kappa Sigma. Ms. Griffiths is the 2008 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. She also earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southern California.
CSULB Awards and Honors:
2008 Distinguished Alumni for the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Carillon Society Member
BA, 1973, Mathematics, College of Liberal Arts, CSULB
MS, 1977, Computer Science, USC