Pride Digital Business Solutions: Thriving in the Digital Economy

Verizon was proud to host a collaborative event for LBGTQ+ business owners to close out Pride Month 2022. From cyber security threats to building efficiency in an age of digital innovation, this panel of experts discussed how to help businesses not only recover—but thrive in the ever-changing economic environment.

The Program featured four segments on: Business Internet, Cybersecurity and Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program

Click on one of the videos below to learn more about each subject.

Emma Hilden (She/Her), Associate Director, Voice Network & Customer, Solutions, Voice & Video Engineering, Verizon & Global Lead, Verizon PRISM, spoke on the June 30th panel about Voice Over IP (VOIP) and why it may be a solution for your small business.
Falon Schaarschmidt (She/Her), Associate Director Solution Architect, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about how to choose the right business internet plans to meet your connectivity needs.
Tristen R O’Brien (He/Him), Associate Director, Cybersecurity Solutions, Verizon Business Group, spoke on the June 30th panel about the best practices for keeping your business secure from cyber threats.
Donald Jones (He/Him), Partner, Next Street, spoke on a June 30th panel about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready Program and how it can help entrepreneurs develop the next level of digital skills to support their business.

Expanding Opportunity, Creating Pathways in Tech for HBCU Students & Graduates

Verizon Executives, HBCU grads, and former interns from HBCUs gathered to discuss Verizon’s internship program and how it can help  students discover their passion and potential. View this wonderful and engaging discussion, featuring:

  • Moderator – April Brumfield, Southern University and A & M College and Southern University Law Center graduate, Verizon 
  • Gary Quinton Allen, North Carolina State A&T
  • Linson Douglas Butts Clark Atlanta University
  • Stacie Dukes Southern University Law Center
  • Sharon Kimbrough, Southern University Law Center

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