08.07.2020|Inside Verizon

Strong network. Strong women.

By: Diana Alvear

Wrapping up a busy week as Tami joins us live to discuss the AWS announcement and more. Plus, a new My Why feature with VBG’s Pepsi LaMar.

Verizon Business Group leader Tami Erwin joined to give us the rundown on a very busy week in her group.

  • MEC-AWS Announcement
    Did you hear the big news? Yesterday Verizon announced its partnership with Amazon Web Services to bring 5G mobile edge compute to the Bay Area and Boston which will transform smart manufacturing and augmented reality.
    Watch the full announcement to see the exciting news.
  • Women in Media
    This Women in Media panel event centered around female empowerment in the industry as well as the impact of COVID-19 and how women in particular have had to adapt to meet the needs of their households.
  • VBG Webcast
    Tami also spoke to us about the group’s webcast focused on how we think about the future of our work environment and how we are meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms met with Tami to share the importance of ensuring children have internet access and resources for education. Verizon has partnered with the Georgia Department of Education to provide discounted unlimited 4G LTE internet to Georgia and 10 neighboring states impacting 12.5 million students. This partnership is especially important as many children plan to learn remotely this fall.

But, there’s more!

My Why: Pepsi LaMar

Meet Pepsi LaMar, whose recent promotion is taking her to the Pacific Northwest market in Bellevue, Washington as a Managing Partner in the Verizon Business Group. Pepsi started her journey with Verizon 14 years ago and since then has enjoyed instilling her talents and passions to build meaningful solutions alongside her colleagues.

You can watch Pepsi’s interview here.

The BOLD Beyhive discusses Black is King.

Black is King premiered July 31st on Disney+ and Verizon’s biggest Beyoncé fans had a lot to say about it. Watch the full clip of the BOLD employee resource group’s conversation on Inside Verizon.

Are you Up to Speed Challenge Winners.

Are you up to speed? Congratulations to Sheila Hanvey, April Yalenezian, Sylvio Marcondes, Bernadette Marie Allen, and Dawn DeWald who won our Up to Speed challenge where we asked V Teamers to correctly name our three LTE home cities.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to win Verizon swag!

If you have any questions, email them to live@verizon.com.

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About the author(s):

Diana Alvear is new to the V Team family. In her previous life, she was a network correspondent and local anchor. These days, she juggles crafting communications with chasing kids and pets.

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