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At Ericsson, our vision is a Networked Society: one where connectivity brings people together. With more than 40 percent of the world’s data flowing through networks that we manage, we have a unique opportunity to lead this transformation.

Our mission
We lead transformation through mobility. The potential of the Networked Society lies in transformation through mobility. Transformation in the way people organize their individual lives and carry out vital tasks. Transformation in the way we work, the way we share information, and the way we do business. Transformation in the way we consume and the way we create.

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  • Meet a Fairygodboss at Ericsson

    • Name

      Sara Mazur

    • Position

      Head of Ericsson Research

      Stockholm, Sweden

    A scientist with 17 years of experience in research and development, Sara Mazur has held various management positions within the company. 

    Mazur, who holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering has worked on advanced technology throughout her career to strengthen Ericsson's technical excellence. She started at Ericsson Research in 1995, and has since held many management positions in the group; among other things, she has served as expert and head of a research unit responsible for radio network research.

    Mazur graduated with a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, where she is an Associate Professor in fusion plasma physics.

    She says: "I have always been interested in, and curious about, technology. I am a researcher at heart; 69 of my inventions have been patented, and I am extremely happy to dedicate my time to working with such skilled people at Ericsson Research.

    "Ericsson has the industry-leading research organization. It is a great honor to join this team and lead its continuous success."

    Mazur has written several articles in international physics journals, as well as papers on international conferences. She is the co-author of a book on adaptive antennas.

    She maintains close ties with several universities and is a member of the strategic advisory board of the School of Electrical Engineering at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, and member of Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' (IVA's) education and research division.

What Women Should Know about Working At Ericsson
The diversity of our employees is one of our major strengths as a business. It is this collective mixture of individuals, cultures and organizational experiences that drives our innovation, makes us stand out from the competition and delivers high performance for our customers.

At Ericsson, we work proactively to improve diversity and inclusion. As a part of this, we implement various programs and initiatives to further advance our organizational diversity and inclusion agenda.

We engage in several external initiatives, like TechWomen which empowers, connects and supports the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women and girls in their communities.

In 2017, we were a corporate sponsor for Watermark’s Conference for Women in Silicon Valley. We also have partnered with UPWARDS, supporting senior-level women leaders. For the first time, we additionally sponsored the Lesbians Who Tech Summit in San Francisco, California.”which empowers and connects next-generation women leaders from Africa and the Middle East in science, technology engineering and mathematics.

In 2015, we co-sponsored the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest talent fair of women computer scientists. With hundreds of participating companies, it is crucial to recruiting young and high-achieving women in technology and computing. In 2016, we sponsored the European edition of this conference in Belgium.

Ericsson’s aim for 2020 on gender diversity is that 30 percent of all employees should be female and that this should also be reflected in our leaders and executives.

Gender diversity statistics

    • Gender diversity information
    • Over the past few years, Ericsson has made steady progress in increasing the number of women at senior-level positions. 31 percent of the Executive Leadership Team members were women in 2015, a substantial increase over the past five years. The number of women in the top 250 most senior positions has also continued to rise.
    • Women holding senior management
    • 31%

Programs, initiatives, groups

    • Additional information
    • At Ericsson, our employee resource groups are an example of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through our employee resource groups around the world, our employees are connected and participate in networking opportunities, information forums, mentoring programs, recruitment events, professional development and various volunteer events.

      Women's networks:
       
      Ericsson has several women's networks across the globe such as United States, Canada, Sweden, Africa, and India to name a few.

      The neworks focus on:
      •    Advocating leadership and innovation as a means to connect members
      •    Establishing collaboration and knowledge sharing
      •    Driving career growth by leveraging tools for professional development
      •    Developing relationships internally and externally while connecting with our customers and local communities

Parental Leave

    • Paid maternity leave
    • Yes

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