Ericsson-LG supports female ICT talents
- Held Girls in ICT idea competition for female undergraduate/graduate students
- Invited 10 selected teams out of a total of 45 teams of 101 students to the Pitching Day event
- Offered a certificate, a plaque, prize money, and an internship opportunity during vacation to the three finalists
Ericsson-LG is organizing the Girls in ICT event every year to commemorate International Women's Day to support women's entry into the ICT industry. This year, it attracted the attention of young female talents who dreamed career development in ICT field by holding an idea contest to change the world through ICT technology for female students. A total of 45 teams of 101 students presented a variety of ideas on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by UN.
The selected 10 teams were invited to the Pitching Day event at Ericsson-LG headquarters on the 17th, and they had a presentation and Q & A on each idea. The evaluation was done by Ericsson-LG executives including Patrick Johansson Ericsson-LG CEO based on the criteria of clarity, innovation, and execution. The three finalist were AEY team from Ulsan University of Science and Technology, HIT TECH team from Chonnam National University, and Jjangbojjang with friends team from Gachon University, and they will be offered internship opportunities during their vacations with certificates, plaques and prizes.
Jihey Lee, HIT TECH team, said: "We had some difficulties in the technical part at first, but we had improved lot by researching and consulting with my team members. Winning this prize makes me more confident now, and taking this opportunity, I will develop further."
Patrick Johansson, CEO of Ericsson, said: "We believe that diversity drives us further. You should be evaluated with your ability and passion without any discrimination such as gender, race, religion, etc. I hope that this event will provide a chance for young female talents to become more active in the ICT industry. "We will continue to support the search and training of female talents at the enterprise level."