Ericsson Recognized With Corporate Diversity Award

Gunjan Aggarwal (center, left), head of human resources for Ericsson's North America region, accepts the Corporate Diversity Award presented by UT Dallas leadership. From left: Dr. Aaron Conley, vice president for development and alumni relations; Dr. Magaly Spector, vice president of diversity and community engagement; and President David E. Daniel.

Ericsson was honored as the Corporate Diversity Award recipient at the UT Dallas Diversity Awards Gala in May 2013.

The committee selected Ericsson based on the company's support of diversity initiatives at UT Dallas, including a gift to the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement for four scholarships benefiting students in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).

The company has also promoted mentoring and networking programs through the Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center. "Ericsson has been proactive in supporting the advancement of female students in STEM majors at UT Dallas, through our Industry Connections Project," said Lauren DeCillis, director of the Galerstein Women's Center. "It's important for our students to network with industry professionals who can share leadership strategies, inspiration and keys to success." The Women's Center develops networking and dialogue events with industry leaders that focus on professional connections, creating personal and professional goals, examining gender roles in the workplace, equal pay, mentoring, career leadership, diversity and workplace etiquette.

Ericsson also supports the UT Dallas Academic Bridge Program, which engages a diverse population of students, many of whom are from the Dallas Independent School District. Ericsson employees volunteer with Academic Bridge, creating resumes and practicing interviews with students. Ericsson has also supported several other schools and centers on campus to prepare students for today’s global workplace.

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