Ericsson Diversity Matchmaker Event | Process steps and tips

Our mission and commitment

Management Commitment: A message from Niklas Heuveldop President & CEO Market Area North America

In 2017, Ericsson continued building upon the Supplier Diversity program collaborating with AT&T, Cisco, OnX Enterprise Solutions and Toyota for our 5th annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event. For the second year consecutively, the program won Women's Business Enterprise National Council Top Corporation Award. In addition, Ericsson sponsored student Carrisa Anderson in the Student Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition where she earned 1st place for her company Flare. Ericsson offered a matchmaker event, mentorship program, sponsorships, two-tier diversity reporting portal and growth opportunities for diverse suppliers. Ericsson is committed to the utilization of Minority, Women and Disabled Veteran Businesses to maintain a "Best in Class" diversity program.

The Ericsson supplier diversity program continued to excel during 2017 receiving the following accolades:

  • WBENC Top Corporation Award (2nd year consecutively)
  • AT&T Supplier Diversity Crystal Award (5th year consecutively)
  • Best of the Best by Professional Woman's, US Veteran's, Black EOE Journal & Hispanic Network Magazine
  • Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity
  • Women's South West Business Council Corporate Champion
  • Best Practices Essay in DFW/MSDC (BTTBU) White Paper's
  • MBN USA Magazine Corporate 101 "Most Admired Companies" in supplier diversity
  • Women's Enterprise USA magazine's WE 100 Corporations of the Year

For 2018, our focus will continue to strengthen our program, sustaining our current offerings to achieve Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society with areas of focus on 5G, IOT and Security. We will offer a matchmaker event, mentorship program, workshops and seminars, two-tier diversity reporting portal and growth opportunities for diverse suppliers.

We are corporate members of the following organizations:

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (Board Member)*
  • Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Women's Business Council Southwest (Board Member)*
  • National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
  • Technology Industry Group (Board Member)*

If you would like to partner with Ericsson and become a diverse supplier, please click here.


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

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Calendar of events Ericsson will attend for 2018

Mar.: WBENC Summit & Salute


May: DF/W MSDC Access Business Expo

Jun: WBENC Conference

Sept: SW Women Business Works Expo

Oct: NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange

Nov: Ericsson Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event

Nov: DF/W MSDC E Awards Gala