Diversity and 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.
Together, we inspire innovation, communication and connectivity around the world. Here, your individual voice will be heard and amplified. Your personal strengths will be celebrated and cultivated. And your unique potential will be elevated by the strengths of the team that surrounds you.
Ericsson Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018
Women everywhere deserve to be recognized for their achievements – and empowered to make lots of new ones. That’s why we recognize International Women's day, as a confirmation of our support and engagement to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Find out more about our support for IWD 2018.
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 women in technology
2017 was Ericsson’s fourth year of proudly sponsoring the Grace Hopper Celebration of women in computing. Our commitment to having at least a 30% female employee demographic by 2020 holds steady, and our presence at Grace Hopper continues to be a top venue for our organization to connect and engage with female technologists. Learn more about the Grace Hopper Celebration here
Ericsson at Dublin Pride
Here at Ericsson, we show our support for our LGBT colleagues in many ways - including attending a recent Pride parade in Dublin. Watch this video to hear Ericsson employees express their support for people of all identities.
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!
Girls in ICT Day 2018
Join us in celebrating Girls in ICT Day on April 26, 2018!
Since 2011, International Girls in ICT Day has been embraced in 166 countries, with more than 9,000 celebrations involving over 300,000 girls and young women.
Committed to girls and women
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry is one of the fastest growing fields, offering some of the highest paid and most exciting careers. That's why we're determined to open the door to a career in technology to as many young women as possible.
Because of stereotypes and discrimination, many girls don't pursue interests in ICT. But we can change that, by teaching girls to love technology and encouraging them to pursue ICT careers and interests. Let's make sure girls everywhere are empowered to thrive in the ICT industry!
Girls Who Innovate 2018, an Ericsson Innovation Awards competition
Last year, we kicked off Girls in ICT celebrations with the first-ever Girls Who Innovate competition. We asked 9-18-year-olds to share their ideas on how technology can change the future of food. We received fantastic entries from truly talented girls!
This year, we're bringing back the Girls Who Innovate competition! It will be another great opportunity for girls around the globe to show off their incredible innovations as they imagine how technology can shape the future of education.
This year's winners can earn job shadow days, exclusive blog opportunities and €1,000 to be applied to their education. Find out more about this year's competition here.
Share your story
We all have the power to help change attitudes and ensure girls reach their full potential. Share your story to encourage girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and you will contribute to a culture where young women pursue careers in the ICT industry. Share your story on social media using #girlsinICT.
Parents and teachers
If you are part of teaching or raising girls and young women, then you can have a major impact in introducing our talented children to ICT and STEM. Learn more about Ericsson and the ICT industry, by clicking here.
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