10.16.2020 Updated on  10.16.2020|Business Solutions

Verizon Business hosts “Women in Tech” mentorship event October 23rd

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Tami Erwin, Verizon Business CEO, moderates panel of leading women executives in technology

 

In partnership with CircleAround and National Association of Women Business Owners

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Update Effective October 16:

WHAT: Women in Tech” aims to empower and mentor women in business by bringing together leading women executives in the technology industry to discuss topics including leadership, mentorship, and advice for women who are reinventing their careers or businesses as a result of the pandemic, particularly entrepreneurs and small business owners. This is the fourth in a series of panels, following the success of Women in Media, Women in Finance, and Women in Sports, “Women in Tech” is part of a virtual, monthly event series in the Verizon Business Women in Business mentorship program.

WHO:

WHEN: Friday, October 23rd at 3 PM  EST

WHERE: Tune In for a LINKEDIN LIVE discussion via @Verizon on LinkedIn, @Verizon Business LinkedIn, or streamed LIVE on CircleAround. Register Today.

PARTNERS: CircleAround is a media brand and content destination operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA, which serves as a destination for everyday women that is focused on commonality, positivity, and usefulness. Each webinar, additional information, and supplementary content from participating panelists and moderators will be featured on the CircleAround website. NAWBO is the pre-eminent voice of women-owned businesses. The organization is committed to propelling women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide through providing its membership with valuable resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities.

Update Effective August 31:

WHAT: “Women in Finance” aims to empower and mentor women in business by bringing together leading executives in the financial services industry to discuss topics including leadership, mentorship, and advice for women who are reinventing their careers or businesses as a result of the pandemic, particularly entrepreneurs and small business owners. This is part of a virtual, monthly, event series in the Verizon Business Women in Business mentorship program, which will feature women leaders in media, technology, sports and the public sector. “Women in Media” was held August 6th.

WHO:

WHEN: Tuesday, September 8th, 4:00 - 4:45 pm EST

WHERE: Tune In for a LINKEDIN LIVE discussion via @Verizon on LinkedIn, @Verizon Business LinkedIn, or streamed LIVE on CircleAround 

PARTNERS: CircleAround is a media brand and content destination operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA, which serves as a destination for everyday women that is focused on commonality, positivity, and usefulness. Each webinar, additional information, and supplementary content from participating panelists and moderators will be featured on the CircleAround website. NAWBO is the pre-eminent voice of women-owned businesses. The organization is committed to propelling women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide through providing its membership with valuable resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities. This is the second in a series of panels with the initial Women in Media panel available on-demand here.


Update Effective August 6:

Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin hosts “Women in Media” mentorship event August 6th

WHAT: “Women in Media” aims to empower and mentor women in business by bringing together leading executives in the media industry to discuss topics including leadership, mentorship, and advice for women who are reinventing their careers or businesses as a result of the pandemic, particularly entrepreneurs and small business owners. Participants will be invited to take part in a Q&A via LIVE chat. “Women in Media” is part of a virtual, monthly event series in the Verizon Business Women in Business mentorship program, which will feature women leaders in finance, technology, sports and the public sector.

WHO: Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin will host; featured panelists include the following leaders in media:

WHERE: Via BlueJeans Livestream (pre-register at link below)

WHEN: Thursday, August 6, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

FREE RSVP HERE: http://circlearound.com/women-in-business

ADD TO CALENDAR: Click here

PARTNERS: CircleAround is a media brand and content destination operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA, which serves as a destination for everyday women that is focused on commonality, positivity, and usefulness. Each webinar, additional information, and supplementary content from participating panelists and moderators will be featured on the CircleAround website.


Update Effective June 16:

Verizon Business launches Women in Business program

Initiative supports women-owned businesses through partnership with CircleAround and the National Association of Women Business Owners

49% of female-owned small businesses indicated having access to a network of like-minded female business leaders would be helpful in navigating a post COVID-19 reality, according to a recent Verizon business survey

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Verizon Business announced a program today to support women-owned businesses, which will provide valuable resources for female and minority-owned small business owners and entrepreneurs. Through a partnership with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and CircleAround, this program will include one-to-one mentorship, industry-specific panels, and content celebrating the achievements and lessons from female small business owners. This initiative is the latest in a series of efforts by Verizon to support small business owners in the wake of COVID-19.

Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business said, “We’re excited to partner with the exemplary National Association of Women Business Owners and CircleAround. Verizon has a long-standing commitment to assist small business customers through mentorship and financial support. It’s critical that we lean into supporting women-owned small businesses as the fog of the pandemic lifts and we reimagine what the future looks like.”

This partnership kicks off in July with the first in a series of streamed panels hosted by Erwin. The initial panel will feature leading female executives across various industries, including media, sports, finance, technology and the public sector.

Verizon’s Business’ “Women in Business” program will provide:

  • Mentorship and coaching and practical advice for women-owned small businesses, orchestrated by NAWBO and led by female entrepreneurs and Verizon executives. According to a recent Verizon Business survey by Morning Consult, 49% of female-owned small businesses indicated that they would find the ability to join an empowering network of like-minded female business leaders helpful in navigating the business impact of COVID-19.
  • A series of sponsored profiles on CircleAround, where leading women across small business, the public sector, and Verizon employees will be highlighted.
  • A content series directed by CircleAround, amplifying the mentorship program facilitated through NAWBO to give female-owned businesses across the country the same practical advice that the businesses being mentored are receiving.
  • Exclusive resources and access to Verizon’s Yahoo! Small Business BusinessMaker and Verizon Business suite of small business products and services.

More details about the program will be announced at a later date.

CircleAround is a new media and online destination for adult women that is a wholly-owned for-profit subsidiary of the Girl Scouts of the USA, where revenue goes to benefit girls programs. NAWBO is the pre-eminent voice of women-owned businesses. The organization is committed to propelling women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide through providing its membership with valuable resources, advocacy, and networking opportunities.

“Verizon’s commitment to providing this incredible content for women will help millions of small business owners move forward out of this devastating crisis,” said Chris Butler, COO of CircleAround. “We are also thrilled to have Verizon as one of our signature launch partners, working with NAWBO to host valuable conferences and bring content to women from all walks of life, continuing the mission of CircleAround to benefit women and girls nationwide.”

“We are thrilled to partner with CircleAround and Verizon to continue to support women-owned businesses nationwide,” said Lynda Bishop, National Program Director, from NAWBO's Institute for Entrepreneurial Development, “The conversation and content that will be created through this program will help us continue our mission to inspire and encourage women to be leaders for a world of change.”

Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business said, “We’re excited to partner with the exemplary National Association of Women Business Owners and CircleAround. Verizon has a long-standing commitment to assist small business customers through mentorship and financial support. It’s critical that we lean into supporting women-owned small businesses as the fog of the pandemic lifts and we reimagine what the future looks like.”

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