Qualcomm Inc. – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Qualcomm Inc. #39

San Diego, CA
26,000 employees
CEO: Paul E. Jacobs
CDE: Dr. Daniel L Sullivan

Diversity Mission: Inclusion and diversity are at the very heart of innovation. It requires different perspectives to take an idea, perfect it, and turn it into world-changing technology. It requires an energetic, diverse workforce to come up with those different perspectives. At Qualcomm, we find diversity and the creativity it brings vital to our success. To this end, we are committed to providing all employees the opportunity to achieve their professional goals.

Qualcomm has employee resource groups, which offer activities, support networks, and professional development opportunities for employees with various experiences and backgrounds. These groups often assist with the company’s recruiting efforts. One of the ERGs is Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering (QWISE). A group of Qualcomm’s women employees started the QWISE in 2004. The group offers discussions about professional development, career coaching, leadership, mentoring (for both full-time employees as well as interns), innovation, and technology issues.