Your brand, your career.

By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

To celebrate International Women's Day, Verizon leaders speak about building your brand, career development, leadership and professional advice.

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On today’s edition of Up To Speed we celebrated International Women’s Day.

We kicked off the episode with a video featuring V Teamers who shared their experiences and perspectives as women in the workplace. Our Chief Human Resources Officer, Sam Hammock, opened the show with host, Raquel Wilson, to welcome the audience and set the stage for this unique experience. Using Slido, our audience had the opportunity to steer the conversations across 3 panels comprised of Verizon women leaders from across the business.

The panels consisted of SVP Chief Engineer Lynn Cox; Chief Human Resources Officer Sam Hammock; SVP of Customer Experience Sasha Lucas; VP Human Resource Business Partner Laura DeMeritt; SVP of Small and Medium Business and Channel Chief for Verizon Business Wendy Taccetta; VP of Compensation Erin Crooks; VP Network and Field Operations Yoli Stancil; SVP Business Customer Operations Genia Wilbourn and VP Network Engineering Julie Slattery.

After the panel conversations, VP of Compensation, Erin Crooks, took the stage once more to share some of the ways that we support women at Verizon:

  • A retirement plan allows you to build a nest egg so you can afford to leave the workforce when the time is right for you.
  • Tuition reimbursement so you can own your career and build new skills to grow and advance.
  • Generous paid time off benefits to balance work with your personal life and celebrate days that are important to you.
  • Our medical, dental, vision plans that allow you to access preventive care at low or even zero costs.
  • For those with families, backup daycare benefits support both child day care and elder care, a valuable resource for when your regular care falls through and you need coverage.

Raquel followed up encouraging V Teamers to join WAVE (Womxn’s Association of Verizon Employees), our Employee Resource Group focused on the professional development and advancement of women within Verizon and the technology sector.

And beyond our resources here at Verizon, Raquel shared information about Women’s CoLab, an initiative that Verizon founded with other brand partners to provide a collection of personal and professional development resources, curated with women in mind, and open for all to join. Women’s CoLab hosts regular events with women leaders across industries and has a library of learning resources available through their Degreed platform.

Celebrating Women’s History Month doesn’t end here, we’re just getting started. Click here to learn about more Women’s History Month events as we continue celebrating the women who came before us, empower each other and pave the way for those coming after us.

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About the author:

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow who now enjoys keeping the V Team up to date on all things Verizon as a host of Up To Speed. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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