Earlier this year I had the opportunity to get involved in a very important initiative in Chile driven by Business Sweden and the Swedish Embassy known as Sustainability Program. A variety of the Program’s activities – including a number of local workshops, debates and presentations – took place during the first half of 2018, with the….
While the ICT sector has made some headway in terms of gender equality in the last decade or so, it continues to be male dominated, especially at senior levels. This is a serious problem, as our sector is facing a pressing need for new talent. For example, the European Commission has predicted a skills gap….
Easy and ubiquitous access to education and quality healthcare forms the fundamentals of any society and makes a huge contribution to the development of a country. Even as one can see considerable progress in the growing number of schools, colleges, nursing homes, hospitals across the nation, it still is insufficient to meet the needs of….
Gender diversity in the workplace – especially in the technology industry – continues to be a central focus for Ericsson, and our commitment to having at least a 30 percent female employee demographic by 2020 holds steady. We are also committed to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality Education, particularly through our Connect….
On September 14th UN Women launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a unique new alliance of 22 partners from the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions committed to contributing toward the fulfillment of SDG #5 – achieving gender equality by 2030. More specifically, over the next two years the GICC members have….
When the Global Goals were launched in 2015, Ericsson was there, leading our industry in embracing the goals as a common framework for measuring impact on society. Our thought-lead report on the role of ICT in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs outlined the potential. Since its inception in 2010 we have played an active….
“If you’re human, you have bias,” says Howard Ross. “Just like we breathe, we have bias.” Ross is talking in the teaser reel of Bias, filmmaker Robin Hauser’s new feature-length documentary about unconscious bias and how it affects us socially and in the workplace, influencing the way we hire, pay and make funding decisions. (Hauser….
The World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa, covered many topics related to gender parity, including education and training “Achieving inclusive growth through responsive and responsible leadership” was the theme of the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa held in Durban, South Africa, last week. Several of the panel discussions touched on the topic of….
One of the things I love about working for Ericsson is our commitment to the strategic objective of employing more women and promoting female leaders. Two great examples of how we are taking action in this area are our support for Girls in ICT Day on April 27th at a variety of locations around the….
The use of telecommunications technology has exploded globally, creating huge opportunities to connect people, enabling business efficiencies and transforming every aspect of our society. Some of those risks include dangers to children and are inherent, so we need to do more to protect children. I believe this issue should come to the forefront of more….