By Angela Baker | Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility
Despite efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 9 – innovation, industrialization, and infrastructure – nearly half the global population, including 30 million Americans, are still lacking access to broadband – disproportionately affecting women, minorities, and poverty-stricken areas.
Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that enable life-changing products and experiences. In a connected world, we are shaping a better future by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Our Corporate Responsibility team is building on this legacy in four key areas – Purposeful Innovation; Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; Responsible Business, and Our People.
Proud to be known as Qualcomm for Good, our team invests in STEM initiatives that:
2020 is an important year for the fulfillment of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote in America. Forty-five years ago, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. Twenty-five years ago, 189 national governments negotiated a global agreement, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, to achieve greater opportunity for women.
The Connect To Learn program is a public-private partnership that brings mobile technology and 3G/4G-based Internet access to underserved schools in Myanmar, offering students the opportunity to leapfrog to a 21st century education. The program promotes universal access to quality secondary education by providing user-friendly learning devices for teachers and students to use in the classroom. The program delivers information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and training to nearly 30,000 students and 310 teachers from 31 schools.
Qualcomm will be hosting the first annual San Diego Tech Women's Summit on March 7. The event will kick off with a welcome from Vicki Mealer Burke, who currently serves as Qualcomm’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Vickie is responsible for providing the vision, leadership and oversight of internal and external inclusion and diversity initiatives.
The fifth generation (5G) mobile network is rolling out globally. 5G will change the world by advancing mobile from technology that connects people to people and people to information, to a unified fabric connecting people to everything. It will create new opportunity and provide a platform for invention. It will enable new products and services, foster business innovation, transform industries, spur economic growth and elevate living standards.
Qualcomm is working to bring the full potential of 5G to fruition by making the technology accessible to everyone on the planet.
The app features video solutions to help Community Health Workers educate themselves and counsel patients with tuberculosis.
DELHI, India - February 3, 2020 - /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm, through the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative, and Operation ASHA (OpASHA) announced their collaboration on the development of a mobile-enabled e-Counseling application to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in India improve tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes.
Just as there are many reasons for taking a career break — raising a family, caring for elders, addressing personal health issues, planning a second career, or simply taking a well-deserved break — there are many reasons for choosing to come back to work. But re-entering the workforce, as you may be discovering, isn’t always easy.
Here at Qualcomm, we pride ourselves in hiring the best and the brightest minds. From engineers to marketers, we believe doing so starts with our intern program, for which we invite over 450 college students from about 106 universities to participate every year. Our goal is to find innovators to join our team full-time and help us push the industry forward.