Diversity & Inclusion
Individuality is a natural part of the Ericsson world. Our diversity nurtures new ideas. Our differences make us exceptional. Our breadth and depth of experiences encourages us to discover more.
International Men’s Day
What does it meant to be a man today? To recognize International Men’s Day on November 19 we are asking our employees this question in order to further the gender parity conversation. We are participating in a number of initiatives surrounding International Men’s Day, including:
- Movember fundraising for men’s health – get involved by growing a (or wearing a fake) mustache to raise money!
- Video portraits of role models answering the question “what does it mean to be a man today?”
- “Wear Blue Day” on Nov 21 - a day to raise awareness about men’s health issues
We are proud to recognize International Men’s Day. Help us show the world how committed we are to engaging the majority on issues of gender equality!
Actions speak louder than words
Every organisation talks about diversity. At Ericsson, we actively embrace and encourage it. Together, we are more than 110,000 individual perspectives, personal experiences and unique beliefs. We operate in 180 countries with 168 nationalities represented and 193 languages spoken in our workforce. Think of it this way: that’s a living, breathing database of new ideas we can all tap into.
So, for us, diversity means so much more than gender, race, religion, ethnicity or age. We champion diversity of thought, welcome new experiences and foster openness in communication. Why? Because our diverse viewpoints mean that, together, we have the capability to see things differently – and that’s the heart of true innovation.
Our videos will really bring to life the rich diversity of life at Ericsson. As a business, we are constantly working on projects to promote Diversity & Inclusion is all its forms. You can find out more about some of our current initiatives below and read more about our broader commitment to Diversity & Inclusion here.
One of the ‘Most Admired Companies’ in Supplier Diversity
Ericsson has been listed as one of the ‘Most Admired Companies’ in Supplier Diversity in the MBN USA 2015 Corporate 101. It’s an outstanding achievement and recognition of the work we do to embrace supplier diversity, support smaller businesses and encourage growth in the wider economy.
We’re really proud to be listed. The selection committee considered factors such as innovative supplier development, participation with regional supplier minority development councils, and reported spend with diverse suppliers.
We believe that diversity makes us stronger in every way. As a business, as a community of people, as a source of new ideas and fresh thinking. Our objective now is to build on this and to continue being recognized for our diverse business practices in the future.
Diversity Awareness Month
October is Diversity Awareness Month at Ericsson. From food culture books and social campaigns to customized Facebook headers and webinars, we encouraged everyone to embrace and celebrate the diversity all around them.
Committed to providing an inclusive work environment
Ericsson is committed to providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is valued and welcome. All individuals are respected for the skills they bring and the contributions and impact they make. We strive to ensure equal treatment of all our employees regardless of sexual orientation.
Ericsson supports our LGBT employees through both our policies and practices.
We are building LGBT networks that promote an inclusive culture in the workplace for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) to have equal development and career opportunities. They represent the interest of LGBT employees and help create awareness around LGBT diversity across the organization.
Celebrating our cultural diversity
At Ericsson, we believe that cultural diversity enriches our every working day. And with more than 110,000 people, speaking 193 different languages, based in more than 180 countries, we have so much that we can share – our diverse experiences; our knowledge and expertise; our different ideas, thoughts and perspectives; and our love of food. Food brings us together as families, people and communities. In this eBook, see how food and culture make our employees unique but also bring us together as One Ericsson. Our people and their diverse experiences are the key ingredients in our global success. We hope you enjoy it!
Black History Month
During February, the United States and Canada celebrate Black History Month. At Ericsson, we took the opportunity to highlight the achievements of some inspirational scientists and engineers - and also to learn more about what engages and inspires our own people about their work.
Ericsson celebrates women in technology
By 2020, we want to have increased the number of women working within our organisation to 30%.
We recognize that women have traditionally been underrepresented in engineering and technology fields, and we’re committed to changing that. We have set ourselves ambitious plans to grow the number of women who work at Ericsson, but of course, it’s not simply about hitting targets. At the same time, we’re growing the support, opportunities and career development that women can look forward to within our organisation. By doing this, we’ll not only recruit more women, we’ll create and invest in an environment where women are visibly empowered and recognized for the ideas, knowledge and influence they bring.
World Day for Cultural Diversity
On 21st May, 2015, we celebrated World Day for Cultural Diversity. To give you an insight into just what a diverse organization Ericsson is, read how one of our managers describes his team:
‘I have 12 team members in my team, speaking 13 different languages and representing no less than 10 nationalities including Russia, France, Ukraine, Belarus, Morocco, Pakistan, Mexico, Romania, Finland and Sweden. As a Supply Team, we support 76 countries across 4 of our regions. Just imagine the fruitful discussions, different angles and perspectives we all bring to the table! It’s far more rewarding than being in a team where everyone is the same!’Magnus Dahlin M.Sc. - Line Manager Supply
Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
Ericsson recently participated in Introduce a Girl to Engineering day. Here are just a couple of moments from a day of ICT education in Kista, Sweden. Sara Mazur, Head of Research at Ericsson, talked about her journey and 5G. Then the girls got to show their skills in base station design - with spaghetti and marshmallows!
What does technology mean to todays’ girls?
April 28 marked the sixth Girls in ICT day celebrated across the world. Interested to hear from potential future technical talent? Be amazed by the stories from these girls that tell about their interest in technology and road towards a career in ICT
Encouraging young women everywhere to embrace a rewarding career in Information and Communication Technologies is so important, we decided to celebrate Girls in ICT day not just on April 28, but for the whole week of April 25–29. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs aren’t just for men – a message that is absolutely vital to achieving our goal of having 30% of our global workforce be women by the year 2020. It’s also crucial to ensuring that women can make the most of the opportunities our growing industry provides.
To help us spread the word about this important day, we engaged girls and their ICT mentors through a #FutureSelfie campaign. Event attendees and Ericsson employees took photos with girls or young woman. These photos where then uploaded to social media, with captions that the girls can look back on to remind them of why they should strongly consider perusing a leadership position in the field of technology.
Clara P., Colombia
I teach my daughter that through technology it is possible to help people. It is not about computers, machines and codes: it´s about the amazing things you can do with them. #Futureselfie
Shriramanarayani A., India
Because girls can be great engineers or scientists, let´s show them the possiblities in the ICT world.
Brian A., South Africa
I encourage my daughter Caitlin to love reading, mathematics and computers.
Imaculada L., United States
Because girls can be great engineers or scientists, let´s show them the possiblities in the ICT world.
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