Diversity and Inclusion

Our commitment

Creating a diverse and inclusive organization is core to our values (Respect, Professionalism, Perseverance and Integrity) at Ericsson, that's why we nurture it in everything we do. It's important that we do this for our people, our customers and for society. We truly believe by collaborating with people from different experiences we drive innovation, which is essential for our future growth.

Diversity and Inclusion

Hear from Emma Birchall, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Selina Millstam, VP and Global Head of Talent Management discussing our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

At Ericsson, we believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation, creating greater business value

At every level, from our teams and leaders to our communications and programs. We strive to reach and support all communities, within and outside of the business, creating a space that encourages a diversity of perspectives.

At Ericsson, we believe that diverse, inclusive teams drive performance and innovation, creating greater business value

Our ambitions

We recognise that diversity encompasses an equally diverse range of things, including; cognitive perspectives, education, work experiences, personal life experiences, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation as well as many more. We strive to make active and positive change in all these areas and have identified three to enact major change.

Gender
As a key player in the ICT/tech industry, increasing women’s representation across technical, commercial and delivery roles is a key area of focus.

Nationality
We understand that representation matters. As a worldwide provider, we therefore want to be sure that we are representative of the employees we are hiring.
Generations
The digital divide is widening, and it is important that we all have access to the solutions and products that our company provides, we want to represent everyone.

Employees by age*

Select year

*Source:

  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

100% = 100824 employees (source: Annual report 2020)

Stories from our people

Meet Anna

"It's important to be an ally because we have people who struggle bringing their authentic self to work".

Anna Holm, Head of Learning and Development, Business Area Networks

Meet Christoph

"I really appreciate working at Ericsson - cooperating with our global and diverse team truly broadens my horizon every day."

Christoph Meyer, Expert, Data Center Networking

Employee resource groups

Our people are empowered and encouraged to cooperate and collaborate together through Employee Resource Groups, with a mission to advocate for causes that are important to us and the wider community.

Women of Ericsson

Women of Ericsson (WE)

Women of Ericsson enables everyone within our network to reach their career aspirations. Our ambitions are focused on hiring, promoting, retaining and growing women through mentorship and networking as well as providing education and training. We want to encourage women to be bold in taking on challenges.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+

To manifest Ericsson’s commitment towards equality and inclusion that attracts, retains and nurtures a thriving LGBTQ & Allies community through education, visible role-models, executive commitment and engagement as a trusted employee, vendor, and partner.

Ericsdotter

Ericsdotter

Ericsdotter was established in 1993 as a network for women at Ericsson and we are today over 1500 members. Ericsdotter groups are present in Sweden (Stockholm, Linkoping, Karlskrona, Lund and Gothenburg), in Spain (Madrid), India (Bangalore)  and under establishment in Germany, China, Japan and Australia.

ethnicity

Ethnicity

We aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts and retains talented people from all backgrounds. We strive to create an environment, where our people can work effectively within and across regions and cultures.

External recognition

External recognition

Equality for Business Coalition Act

From joining the Equality for Business Coalition Act in 2020 to scoring 100% on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for the second year running, Ericsson is independently recognized as one of the best places to work. That’s another step in our journey towards equality for all employees.

 

Great place to work certified in India

Great place to work certified in India, Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia & Thailand

HR Excellence awards

HR Excellence awards: we won Excellence in TA and Diversity and Inclusion

HRD World Congress

HRD World Congress D&I awards 2021: we won in Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

100 graduate employers by Grad Australia

Ericsson named in the list of top 100 graduate employers by Grad Australia

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