Awards and recognition
Ericsson has been widely recognized for our efforts to make the organization a great place to work. We are proud of what we have achieved and continue to strive for a diverse and inclusive best place work environment.
At Ericsson, our people are committed to being role models and driving change.
Sara Mazur Named Most Powerful Woman in Digital
Sara Mazur was awarded the prize for Female Role Model of the Year at Telekomgalan on February 4, with the motivation that "the female role models in the Swedish telecom industry are immensely important in order to build an industry where more women will want to contribute at all levels. To be a successful female leader demands many good qualities. This year’s winner is a woman who knows her trade and her industry from the inside out. But she has never been afraid to break new ground, and demonstrated strong leadership in a male-dominated organization."
Read more at Swedish Digital magazine
Woman role model of the year in the Swedish telecom industry 2012
For the first time, the Swedish Telecom Gala (Telekomgalan, organized by Telekomnyheterna) honored a woman role model of the year. And the award went to Elaine Weidman-Grünewald, Vice President and Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson.
The Mentor Award
President and CEO Hans Vestberg and Ericsson received the 2011 Mentor Award from the New York-based Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce (SACC) for efforts to enhance diversity throughout the company.
Veckans Affärer, Årets gubbe mot strömmen 2012 (Fellow going against the main stream)
President and CEO Hans Vestberg received the "2012 Årets gubbe mot strömmen" award from Veckans Affärer for having doubled the number of women in the leadership team.
Women Leadership Excellence Award in ICT Development
Stephanie Huf, Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Government Relations, South East Asia and Oceania, has been given the Women Leadership Excellence Award in ICT Development by CMO Asia in recognition of her contribution to Ericsson’s work in Myanmar. This award recognizes and appreciates the role played by women as leaders and decision makers in shaping the future of the region and nation – and who embody the qualities of leadership in displaying active, creative and integrative efforts in achieving the best possible results in the national and regional development plans.
Learn more in the Connecting Myanmar documentary film and The potential economic impact of telecoms in Myanmar report.
The Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering
Pia Seeto, Portfolio Director, Managed Services, received the Judy Raper Award for Leadership in Engineering at the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) Women in Engineering Awards night. This award recognizes a sustained and significant contribution through demonstrated leadership, characterized by passion and commitment, setting bold objectives and achieving results – and most importantly, motivating and mobilizing the talent of others for the benefit of the profession and the community at large.
Pia is actively working within her capacity as Diversity Council Driver for Ericsson Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, to drive initiatives such as talent sponsorship and development of frameworks that build awareness and participation at all levels. In the past she has ensured direct engagement from the executive leadership team with diversity initiatives. Recently, Pia facilitated changes to the selection process for the country unit’s graduate program which achieved a 50-50 gender split for graduate intake. This initiative contributed to Ericsson’s inclusion in the top 75 Graduate Employers in Australia for the first time.
Within every part of our organization, we cultivate an award-winning culture. Why? Because being recognized for excellence in our specialist fields is a vital way of growing our reputation for innovation.