What makes women critical to the successful adoption of AI? What are some of the AI breakthroughs that have been driven by women? And how are academic institutions and industry working together to promote more women in AI?
Our ongoing collaboration with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is another important way that we’re investing in programs that increase access to STEM education and help to build a pipeline of STEM leaders across the globe.
Qualcomm’s chief diversity officer Vicki Mealer-Burke (pictured) spoke to Mobile World Live about variegation in the technology industry, why it’s good for business and what steps companies can take to support it in the workplace.
The tech industry has been criticised for a lack of diversity, but change seems slow. What do you think is standing in the way?
We believe that bringing talent and diversity together is the key to unleashing creativity, innovation and breakthrough technologies. As part of our efforts to grow the innovation economy, we’re creating a pipeline of diverse inventors and patent holders.
As a company of inventors, including the foundational inventions behind 5G, we know the importance of education and its role in closing the achievement gap for our society and economy. Education is fundamental to improving lives across the globe, and so it’s crucial that we all do what we can to inspire and prepare the next generation of inventors who will drive innovation. It’s more important now than ever.
By Hiram Lopez-Landin, Manager, Government Affairs
Imagine that the toughest part of your school day is not the actual lesson in the classroom, but rather just trying to get to school. A journey on makeshift wood planks and vegetative debris to get across floods is common. Coordinating with classmates to remain vigilant for landslides is a matter of survival in rural Vietnam. For Huong Ha and Khanh Vy from Hoa Binh province in Northern Vietnam, floods and landslides are realities of their daily journeys to school.
Q&A with Akash Palkhiwala, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Qualcomm Incorporated
How did our Chief Financial Officer get involved in the world of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)?
In my role as a member of our Executive Committee, I lead multiple organizations within Qualcomm including, global finance, accounting and tax, information technology (IT) and global facilities. Over the past year, Qualcomm has seen a growing interest from employees, customers, investors, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in ESG. We recognize that robust ESG initiatives are an important aspect of our Company’s performance.
March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Qualcomm is proud to announce that we were recognized by The Climate Registry as Climate Registered™ Platinum. The Climate Registry is a nonprofit organization that is governed by U.S. states and operates the Carbon Footprint Registry, which is North America’s largest voluntary registry for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Qualcomm earned this recognition by publicly reporting a third-party verified GHG emissions inventory for our operations.
At the end of 2020, I had the opportunity to attend a fireside chat hosted by Invent Together, a coalition of organizations, universities, companies and other stakeholders focused on understanding and addressing the diversity gap in inventi