Flying high.

By: Raquel Wilson
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

On today's My Why, Shalana Robbins blazes her own trail while empowering veterans. Plus, #Next20 addresses climate change.

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On today’s episode of Up To Speed, host Raquel Wilson shared the following updates:

#Next20: Climate change

Raquel shared a teaser for the latest #Next20 panel discussion. In this episode, three activists share their unique perspectives on what we must do to turn the tide on climate change. Tune in today at 3 PM ET/ 12 PM PT on our Up To Speed Twitter page.

GizmoWatch Disney Edition

Your kids watch Disney all the time. Now they can check the time on their GizmoWatch Disney Edition.

The new GizmoWatch will be available for pre-order November 12. In addition to the numerous child safety features that come standard on the Gizmo, the Disney edition includes unique character experiences featuring six different properties, including Minnie Mouse and Buzz Lightyear. Characters act as companions for children and are woven throughout the experience, including when a child checks the weather or receives a notification.

You can order this perfect holiday gift online or on the My Verizon app. If you pre-order it, you’ll get $50 off with the purchase of a smartphone. Get more info here.

My Why

Today’s installment of My Why features a V Team story from our Good mailbox. Shalana Robbins, a Director of Business/Government Operations in VBG, continues to be not only a trailblazer for women of color and women in tech, but also someone who leads by her selfless example, volunteering her time to help empower military veterans in Salt Lake City.

Her dedication to helping those who serve is personal, as her father, husband and grandfather are all U.S. Air Force veterans. Thanks, Shalana, for all you do for those who served our country.

Honoring our veterans

We’ll be celebrating our military veterans on Up To Speed tomorrow (Veteran’s Day) as well as on Friday. Friday’s edition will be a live episode with Tami Erwin and Ronan Dunne at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.

We’ll also hear from guests from the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that supports our nation’s severely wounded veterans and active duty service members.

Make sure you visit our Volunteer Portal today and sign up for the Virtual Walk for Wounded Warriors to get your volunteer hours in.

If you have any questions, email them to

Get the latest information on our Coronavirus Resource Page (Inside Verizon, The Street).

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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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