Women at Ericsson
Be inspired. Be empowered. Be a force in ICT.
Ericsson is dedicated to the cause of creating gender parity, by encouraging men and women to be active leaders, challenge stereotypes and biases, and promote equality. Our goal is for our workforce to be made up of at least 30% women by the year 2020. This isn’t just the right thing to do - the more diverse and inclusive our people are, the more innovative and visionary we will be as a company.
Here at Ericsson, we make sure that everyone has the support and freedom to achieve their ideal career. We also support a wide variety of programs, initiatives and groups aimed at encouraging girls and women to peruse STEM careers and to be active, engaged members of the ICT community.
Read on to learn more about what it means to be a woman at Ericsson!
Meet the women of Ericsson
Over the years, more women than we can count have found great success working at Ericsson. Their stories can be an inspiration to women everywhere – click on the videos below to hear different Ericsson women speak about themselves and the technology they're passionate about!
There are far more successful women at Ericsson than we could fit on this page, so view more videos here.
Ericsson partners with GSNETX
The Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas have made a powerful ICT ally! Ericsson and GSNETX are working together to build a diverse STEM leadership pipeline that our whole industry will benefit from. We will be helping to provide fiber connections for the Girl Scout’s flagship STEM camp – including fiber design, hard wiring, materials and installation - and also acting in an advisory role to provide:
- Career counseling
- Mentoring for High School girls
- Job shadowing opportunities
- High School internships and scholarship opportunities
- Volunteers and teachers at GSNETX camp
- STEM camp curriculum guidance
- Enterprise IT guidance
- Ericsson Tech Camp participation
This is a great opportunity to us to help a wonderful group of enterprising young disruptors to learn the technology skills they will need to make a huge impact on the entire ICT industry!
35 women under 35: Amy Wettenhall
We’re proud to announce that Amy Wettenhall, a Commercial Director at Ericsson leading our global strategy for IT and our Cloud Services Portfolio, has been named to the 35 women under 35 list in Management Today! This prestigious list features some of the most prolific professional women in the business world today, and we couldn’t be happier for Amy. This recognition is very well-deserved! Amy herself had this to say:
‘I’m both humbled and thrilled to be recognised by the British 35 women under 35 management awards, something I consider could not have been possible without the significant contribution Ericsson has made to my professional development, and the ongoing prioritisation of bridging the gender gap within IT. I look forward continuing to champion women in IT, and promoting the opportunities available to young women in the IT sector through my work with TeenTech in the UK’
International Woman’s Day 2017
IWD is such an important day at Ericsson that we couldn’t fit all the ways we supported it into just a single day. That’s why we celebrated International Women's Day 2017 from March 6-17. Read on to learn about the programs and initiatives we supported.
Learn more about International Women's Day here
During our International Women’s Day 2017 celebration, we strongly supported the United Nation’s theme of #BeBoldForChange. We invited and encouraged Ericsson employees around the world to share their admiration for the special women in their lives through a social media campaign.
Ericsson employees celebrate IWD 2017
Watch how some of Ericsson’s employees celebrated International Women’s Day in their own special ways.
The Living Library
In the Living Library, we offered our employees a global platform for connections and relationship-building. In a Living Library, books are people and reading is a conversation. We have close to 90 books in our library, and just as in an ordinary library, visitors may browse for books (i.e. interesting people to connect with) and select one or several books that appeal to them, then make a reservation to check out books for a limited time (i.e. sign up for a meeting with the individual), read it (listen/talk/discuss/be inspired), and return it.
The Living Library gives us the chance to reach beyond the surface. To get to know someone we have never met before, and to share experiences, challenges and passions. To build understanding, expand our networks, gain insights, and even challenge prejudice.
The Ericsson Living Library resulted in:
- 87 Living Library books
- 278 readers
- 600+ engagement sessions
IWD in Silicon Valley
Watch as Ericsson’s own Gunjan Aggarwal, VP, HR and Talent Acquisition, leads a celebration of International Women’s Day from Silicon Valley.
Ericsson Helps Girl Scouts Build STEM Careers and Center
Ericsson is teaming up with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to help increase the number of women entering STEM-related careers. We’re not only providing fiber for the new STEM Center of Excellence, but we’re also helping redesign their learning management process - and giving Girl Scouts first-hand leadership experiences.
“When we are helping another organization build a pipeline for women to be successful in this field, I feel it’s a huge connection we’re making, and I want to be a part of it." - Manal Houri, Portfolio Manager in MANA Learning Services
Stick it to gender stereotypes
Gender stereotypes have no place in ICT – and we’ve got the stickers to prove it. Women in technology are making a difference. Let’s make sure the whole world knows it! Download the stickers or desktop background here.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
Ericsson is a proud supporter of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing – we attend the conference every year, and even sponsored it in 2015. The conference features keynotes by prominent women in technology, career workshops, and technical tracks from leading researchers. This is one of the most important conferences we attend, and we plan to show our support for women in technology for many years to come! Learn more about the conference here: https://ghc.anitaborg.org/
Proud to Sponsor #GirlCode Hackathon!
Ericsson is proud to support the girls and women taking part in the Johannesburg #GirlCode Hackathon this August. During the competition, teams and individuals will compete to create a website, game or mobile app to address a real world challenge. The winning team will receive a trip to the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, FL, USA! If you are a female developer, you can register here #GirlCodeHack
Girls in ICT Day
Ericsson marks Girls in ICT Day in April with events all over the globe, including seminars, workshops and campus visits. The focus of the day is to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider careers in ICT. We encourage all Ericsson employees to participate on social media, at work and at home, in order to show girls that a STEM career is rewarding and fulfilling.
Women who inspire us
Throughout the years, certain women have fought back against stereotypes in a field traditionally dominated by men. These women inspire us, and we hope they can inspire you too.
Top Women in Technology
Ericsson recently attended the Top Women in Technology tech event in Belgium, where we met with 120 top female professionals, each with 2-8 years of experience working in the technology industry. Gaby Post hosted an Ericsson round table discussion: 'Ted talk by Gaby - Zero Hunger.' We always love engaging with great young talented women, and getting to share our Diversity & Inclusion and sustainability goals!
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