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Ericsson-LG encourages women to drive the future of ICT

  • Date: 2013.07.05
  • Ericsson-LG, as a global ICT leader, tries to nurture future female ICT talents
  • Invited ICT majoring female students to share the company’s insight and vision

  • Ericsson-LG, a leading provider of communications technology and services, started ‘Ericsson-LG Girls in ICT’ program from this year as an effort to nurture future female ICT talents and leaders.

On May 2, Ericsson-LG held Ericsson-LG Open Day event, inviting over 40 female students who are ICT related major at the women’s universities in Seoul area to its head office and the Anyang Research Center. Here, the company shared its ICT vision and insight with the participants, and encouraged the students to have a dream in ICT career. The event began with a presentation on the ICT technology trend, and female engineers of Ericsson joined to share their successful career stories, as well as Q&A session and open discussion with the students.

Ericsson-LG also visited Sookmyung Women’s University and Ewha Women’s University on Apr. 3 and 7, respectively, as a part of ‘Ericsson-LG Girls in ICT’ program. At the visits where more than 200 future ICT talents gathered, Ericsson-LG gave a speech on a variety of topics including ICT market and technology trends, the company’s corporate culture, and virtues required for female talents. Ericsson-LG plans to continue and expand the ‘Ericsson-LG Girls in ICT’ program in the future, in order to help female student foster their vision and dream in ICT industry. 

Ericsson, the parent company of Ericsson-LG and a world leader of telecommunications technology and services, has been running ‘Girls in ICT’ programs in 30 cities in 10 regions worldwide. Through the program, Ericsson introduces the charm of the ICT industry to female students and helps them grow as future female ICT professionals. 

Haejoo Jung, Vice President, Head of HR said, “As a global ICT industry leader, we are very pleased to have a chance to encourage young Korean ladies to pursue ICT career through this event. We hope that our effort serves to attract and nurture capable female talents for the ICT industry where their number has been relatively small traditionally.”

’Girls in ICT’ is an initiative created by ITU to encourage young girls and ladies to have more interest and pursue careers in the ICT industry. In 2012, the program was organized in 90 countries and over 30,000 female students participated.


About Ericsson-LG

Ericsson-LG (formerly LG-Ericsson) was launched as a joint venture between Ericsson and LG Electronics, in July 2010. The company is a leader in the Korean telecommunication industry, providing customized solutions for operators and corporations, with a portfolio ranging from mobile, fixed network infrastructure and enterprise. 

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About Ericsson

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions. 

We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company’s net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.


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