On May 14th, Ericsson-LG held a ‘Girls in ICT’ idea contest
pitching day for female STEM university students.
of 48 teams have passed the preliminary round and joined the pitching day
teams were awarded with cash prize, award certificate and internship opportunity
during school break.
Ericsson-LG hosts ‘Girls in
ICT’ events every year to celebrate the International Women's Day and encourages
more female individuals to join ICT industry. From last year, event format has
changed to an idea contest and attracted many female university students who are
planning to develop furture job careers in ICT field.
To win this year's contest, total 48 teams
submitted applications about ’New service ideas enabled by 5G technical
characteristics’. After pre-screening, 10 teams were invited for the pitching
day on May 14. The event was full of passion and excitement throughout the
entire afternoon. Finally, Whales, LinkAGE, ASMR were awarded for the best 3 teams.
All team members were awared with cash prize, award certificate and internship
opportunity during school break.
Patrick Johansson, CEO of Ericsson-LG said “For the past two years, Ericsson-LG newly hired about 10 % of
the R&D researchers in Korea and 50% of them are female.” and “Ericsson is committed
to achieving the goal of 30 % female employees by 2020 and hope that this event
will help achieve that goal.”
Lee Ji-hye, who currently
works at the Ericsson-LG R&D center and also one of the award winning team
members of Girls in ICT 2017, said “During the summer internship, I was able to
have a good understanding on actual development works in the company and it
helped a lot for the job interview” and “I am currently involved in 5G software
development project and I hope this event will create opportunities to have more
female colleagues in the company.”