V Teamers inspire change by sharing purpose coins.
In November, Hans announced a new social responsibility platform and purpose at the Leadership Forum: We create the networks that move the world forward. With a focus on digital inclusion, climate protection, and human prosperity, he also announced a collective goal of 2.5 million volunteer hours by Verizon employees by 2025. Then, Hans handed each leader a purpose coin and told them to pass it along to an individual who they believed was moving the world forward.
In the past three months, those coins have been transferred over 330 times all around the world. With each exchange is a story of a Purpose Champion who is building human networks, fostering community, and working to make the world a better place. At the Verizon store in La Quinta, CA, Vincente Arzola was given a coin by Robert Fisher for his customer-centric attitude. Denise Scholz received a coin from Dirk Schlotter for her work in helping to increase international renewable power coverage from 40 to 75 percent. Whether it’s sustaining community relationships or creating sustainable solutions, the good deeds of Purpose Champions are being recognized everywhere.
Do you know someone who deserves a purpose coin? While the coins are making their way from V Teamer to V Teamer, we’re looking for stories of purpose-driven actions and employees working to make a difference. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and share your story on social media with the hashtag #ForwardTogether.
Upcoming BUILD event celebrates service and activism.
This Friday, BUILD by Yahoo is presenting “Inspiring Activism,” a live-stream event celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and discussing Verizon’s ever-increasing commitment to social responsibility. The broadcast will feature a panel of industry leaders and activists who are making positive changes in the world: Christy Pambianchi, Verizon’s Chief Human Resources officer; Cindy Trinh, a photographer, visual journalist, and podcast host; Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn and NBC political analyst; and Anastasia Kuznetsova, mental health advocate and co-founder of Made of Millions. Tune in this Friday, Jan. 17, at 2 PM ET to BUILD’s livestream page to watch the event.
Feeling inspired this upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend? If you’re interested in volunteering or getting involved in your community, check out verizon.com/volunteer to find out how you can give back.