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By: Jeremy Godwin

On today’s Up To Speed, Tami Erwin hosts a panel discussion with female sports executives on overcoming obstacles on and off the field.

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Today’s Up To Speed featured the latest in our Women in Business series. The live discussion featured Verizon Business Group CEO, Tami Erwin leading a panel of female executives in professional sports that included:

  • Renie Anderson, Chief Revenue Officer, National Football League
  • Lisa Baird, Commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League
  • Kim Davis, Senior Executive Vice President, National Hockey League

The women discussed what’s happening in their individual sports, how they have pivoted their leagues due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social and racial justice issues, and how their own careers and leadership styles have evolved.

The Women in Business program is a Verizon initiative aimed at supporting small business owners in the wake of COVID-19. The program includes one-to-one mentorship, industry-specific panels, and content celebrating the achievements and lessons from female small business owners.

Thanks to our partners Circle Around and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

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Click here for a transcript of the webcast.

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About the author:

Jeremy Godwin is a member of the Verizon Corporate Communications team and a regular host of Up to Speed. He's the team's resident tech geek and media junkie.

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