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Supplier Diversity Program in North America

“Ericsson is committed to the utilization of diverse supplier partners. This pledge is part of Ericsson’s commitment to transform lives, industries and society through our ideas, technology and leadership. The foundation of our supplier diversity program consists of a holistic approach to inclusive diversity with deliverables that enable success for our customers, team members, communities and shareholders.” - Niklas Heuveldop, President & CEO Market Area North America.

In 2019our focus will be to continue on growing our award-winning Supplier Diversity program in North America. To accomplish our goals and to source diverse suppliers, our team will participate in outreach events including workshops, panel discussions, round table and matchmaker events on a national and North Texas regional basis. Additionally, on November 7th, 2019, we will host our seventh annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event. This signature event provides opportunities for diverse suppliers to meet with our category managers. It also offers informative general sessions where attendees have the chance to hear first-hand from our leaders about the current and future state of the telecommunication industry.

In support of its program, we will partner with the following best-in-class Supplier Diversity organizations:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (D/FW MSDC) *
  • Women's Business Council Southwest (WBCS)*
  • Technology Industry Group

*Ericsson serves on the Board of Directors

If you are a certified diverse supplier and would like to partner with us , please click here.

Catch us on the road! Below is a list of events Ericsson will attend in 2019:

WBCS Parade of Stars Gala,
January 31, Dallas TX

WBENC Summit & Salute,
March 11-13, Houston TX

WBCS Connections to Contracts,
April 10, Irving, TX

April 26, Dallas TX

D/FW MSDC Access Business Expo,
May 6-7, Dallas TX

WBENC Conference,
June 25-27, Baltimore MD

WBCS Harvesting Partnerships,
September 5, TBD

NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange,
October 13 – 16, Atlanta GA

Ericsson Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event,
November 7, Plano TX

D/FW MSDC E Awards Gala, Dallas TX,
November 22, Dallas TX


Our Supplier Diversity Program is part of the North America Strategic Sourcing function. Please click here to contact the Supplier Diversity Manager.