Inclusion and Diversity

At Qualcomm, we further innovation and accelerate growth by fostering inclusive teams of diverse employees, by reaching out to diverse communities to promote technology education, and by engaging and developing our diverse talent.

"At Qualcomm, we believe the diversity of our employees makes us a stronger, more effective company."

Steve Mollenkopf CEO

Connecting employee communities.

Qualcomm Employee Networks (ENs) are employee-driven, enterprise-supported networks, promoting the professional growth of our employees. They support the communities in which we do business, offer collaboration and encouragement among employees and promote and demonstrate inclusion and diversity at Qualcomm.

AbilityQ

AbilityQ aims to address and support the unique needs of employees with disabilities and employees who are caregivers of those with special needs.

eQuality

eQuality fosters a safe, inclusive, supportive, and open work environment for all employees, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

LatinQ

LatinQ promotes Latino culture, values and heritage, while fostering employee development, recruitment, professional networking, and outreach to the Latino community.

QAAAD

Qualcomm African & African American Diversity Network (QAAAD) supports Qualcomm objectives through employee development, recruitment, community outreach and professional networking.

Q-Emerge

Q-Emerge embraces Qualcomm's emerging generations and focuses on merging the interests of millennials into Qualcomm's culture while amplifying the ideas that they bring.

QFINITY

Qualcomm Females Influencing Information Technology (QFINITY) inspires a more diverse IT organization by increasing awareness of opportunities and encouraging leadership, mentorship, and career development for women in IT.

QVETS

QVETS is a worldwide community of employees who have served or are serving in the military, are supportive of service members and is inclusive of military family members with the mission of fostering a seamless transition from military life to civilian careers and providing opportunities for professional growth, leadership and outreach.

QWISE

Qualcomm Women in Science & Engineering (QWISE) promotes personal and professional growth of women in technology by facilitating the connection of diverse groups of women, providing resources to advance the professional and personal lives of women, and fostering the development of future generations of women professionals by encouraging them to achieve their career goals.

U2Q

U2Q strives to enrich the lives of new grads by hosting social, educational, and professional development events as employees begin their transition from university life into Qualcomm's culture.

Our collaborations make us stronger.

Qualcomm collaborates with experts to identify solutions and measure our progress toward fostering an even more inclusive workplace and diverse workforce.

Anita Borg Institute (ABI)

As a Pioneering Partner and Change Alliance company, we partner with the Anita Borg Institute to benchmark progress and identify promising practices for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women technologists. Our annual participation in their Grace Hopper Celebration has included engagement ranging from our CEO Steve Mollenkopf’s attendance at the Technical Executive Forum to conference scholarships for our female interns.

Employer Support of the Guard & Reserves (ESGR)

At Qualcomm, we have created a community that provides opportunities for camaraderie, community outreach and professional development allowing Veterans as well as Guard and Reserve Service members to continue their mission of excellence, teamwork and service. We’re honored to be recognized by ESGR as a Freedom Award finalist for the value that we place on the military service of our employees and the support that we provide to them while serving in this important capacity.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

We’re proud of our ongoing score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Our work with the HRC enables us to keep pace with the evolving need for implementation of non-discrimination policies, benefits, and practices that make Qualcomm a Best Place to Work for LGBT equality.

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

As a NCWIT Pacesetter company, Qualcomm works with universities and other corporate leaders to build and fully engage the US technical talent pipeline. Through our involvement with their Aspirations in Computing initiative, we have seen young women move from aspiring high school technologists, to university interns, to full-time employees of Qualcomm.

The National GEM Consortium (GEM)

Qualcomm’s partnership with GEM plugs us into a network of top universities and corporations investing in the graduate education of underrepresented minority engineering students. Our engagement of GEM Fellows brings talented students of color to our campus for internships and enables us to help build the pipeline of future inventors for Qualcomm.

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)

Through our collaboration with USBLN, we have increased our ability to address the needs of individuals with disabilities resulting in a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index each year since its inception. The USBLN’s Going for the Gold Project expanded its original cohort to include Qualcomm as a partner company committed to the self-identification, inclusion, and recruitment of individuals with disabilities providing us with the opportunity to further extend our support and outreach to this community.

Employee spotlights.

Innovation is exponentially greater when the ideas are coming from a community of people with diverse backgrounds, insights and experiences.

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Our Priorities

Transformative Technology

Solutions for a sustainable world. Our innovations are helping empower people and enhance the quality of life around the globe.

Sustainable Product Design

Protecting people and the planet. We’re focused on creating products in ways that don’t harm individuals, communities or the environment and sustainably procuring rare and precious materials and minerals.

Privacy and Security

Promoting data protection across the mobile ecosystem. In our Company, in our products and in the mobile industry, we’re working to process personal data responsibly and to make data more secure.

STEM Education

Cultivating tomorrow’s workforce. We’re working to promote and improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and to expand opportunities for underrepresented students.

Ethical Governance

Doing business “The Qualcomm Way.” We’re committed to doing business with the highest level of integrity, respecting our customers, business partners and each other.

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