To develop female STEM (science, technology and math) leaders, in support of gender diversity in the workplace.
Ericsson worked with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to implement a fiber network at the Dallas STEM Center of Excellence. Digital transformation initiatives, job-shadowing days and events have also been created across major Ericsson North America site.
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas transformed their Camp Whispering Cedars site into a dedicated STEM Center with opportunities to participate in robotics, coding, botany, chemistry and more. As a result, 86 percent of the girls who have attended the camp say they’re more interested in STEM subjects.
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
The highlighted Sustainable Development Goals are included in the project.
“Our innovative and entrepreneurial approach to volunteering has driven continual and significant creative collaborations, with more volunteers from every Ericsson North America site engaging their local and respective Girl Scouts Councils in partnership. The momentum is strong, and it’s growing every day.”
- Nidhi Kaul, Chief of Staff for the Networks Automation and Analytics, Alejandra Prado, Sourcing Category Manager for IT Hardware, Vidya Krishnan, Ericsson's Chief Learning Officer, and Bhushan Joshi, Head of Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility for Ericsson in Market Area North America.