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12.23.2019Careers Blog

V Teamers win big at Women in Sales Awards in London.

By: Verizon Careers

This year, V Teamers were honored at the Women in Sales Awards (Europe) with 26 finalists and four winners across our team.


Fostering an inclusive workplace across all of our teams is a key focus at Verizon. In fact, our commitment to diversity and inclusion has earned us recognition throughout the years, including being named a Top Company for Executive Women by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and a top 10 Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother.

To promote diversity in the workplace, the Women in Sales Awards (WISA) aims to encourage women to enter and excel in traditionally male-dominated fields, one of which is sales. The awards ceremony recognizes the achievements of women in this field across 16 categories, including field sales, technology sales and more. Winners and finalists from different companies are named in each category. 

At the recent Women in Sales Awards in Europe, V Teamers were recognized for their accomplishments in the field, with a total of 26 finalists and four winners from Verizon Business Group (VBG) and Verizon Media.


Women in Sales Awards Europe winners

Meet our four Women in Sales Awards Europe winners.
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Lamees Shafi, VBG, WISA Winner in Field Sales category

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While celebrating the accomplishments of women in sales roles, the Women in Sales Awards also aim to bring awareness to the importance of gender diversity in the field and in executive leadership teams by helping to grow the pipeline of sales talent. 
To be eligible, candidates must work in a sales/revenue-generating role and be nominated by their employer. Competition was fierce this year with nominees representing 22 European countries from leading innovative companies across the globe. Help us celebrate our V Team's achievements with our complete list of finalists and winners. 

Women in Sales Awards Europe Finalists and Winners

Sales Director

Stefica Divkovic
Hannah Judd
Anna Watkins - Media
Natalie Firth - Media

Business Development - Won by Verizon Media

Ruth Roberts
Kelly Leonard - Media - Winner
Valentine Depaillet

Key Account Manager

Sophia Michail - Media

Technology Sales

Alba Gomez Garrido
Debbie Davis
Claudia Haseloff

Field Sales - Won by Verizon

Lamees Shafi - Winner
Diana Vriend
Stephanie Brown
Carleigh John

Sales Support

Cynthia Defaut - Media
Lucy Marriott - Media


Shaira Yvel 
Melissa Strickland - Media

Sales Mentor

Jo Perrin

Professional Services Sales

Satnam Bhogal

Sales Capability Manager - Won by Verizon

Manuela Bakenecker - Winner
Alkistis Chatzidimitriou - Media

Advertising Sales - Won by Verizon Media

Aurelie Gritun - Media
Mindy Basra - Media - Winner
San Yau - Media

Not only do these awards  to women in sales roles highlight the inclusive environment we strive to create, but they also speak to Verizon’s leadership in diversity and inclusion. Congratulations to all WISA winners and finalists!

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