On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, the women of Verizon’s SGA East Region as kicked off the 5G Connecting Communities Series through conversations with women who are leading the way in tech. Leaders from New York, Washington D.C., and Virginia discussed economic development, STEM education, and digital divide investments happening up and down the coast. The event spotlighted how 5G drives local communities, including the nonprofit partners, businesses, and government leaders from across the region who are leveraging technology to advance their work.
Candice Austin, Director, State Government & Local Affairs, Verizon; Jessica Chait, Manager, State & Local Government Affairs, Verizon; Danielle Craddock, Founder/Director, Girls Inspired and Ready to Lead, Inc.; Kathleen Grillo, SVP, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Verizon; Kassandra Perez-Desir, Regional Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Verizon; Kelly Schulz, Former Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce & Department of Labor; and Michelle Watson, Tech Program Supervisor, Queens Chamber of Commerce.
The need for her NasaClip product came directly from Clayborne’s day job where she was struck by the large number of people who came to the ER with nosebleeds. The NasaClip device provides simple and effective nosebleed rescue at home, using hands-free, external nasal compression with intranasal sponges that medicine can be added to that go inside the nose.
21-year-old Sebastian Colon, a cryptologic technician for the United States Navy, has created a web app to better connect smaller content creators to the community around them — and give them a fairer shot at reaching their target audience.
CyberAg, the cybersecurity arm of Eastern Shore Entrepreneurship Center (ESEC), has found its new strategic development leader in Joyce Hunter, a former US Department of Agriculture (USDA) acting CIO during the Obama administration.
M.O.O. is a fully established health technology firm. Simmons got it up and running without investors, crowdfunding, or seed money. Beyond the flexibility that entrepreneurship provides, Simmons is most grateful for the opportunity to help other women and advocate for maternal health on their behalf.
Local solar power startup WeSolar has partnered with the University of Maryland Medical System to build a $25 million solar farm in Baltimore that will serve as a power source for both the health system and local residents.
US Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative working to engage the local community in a discussion about technology and how it can improve the lives of local residents for their benefit and the benefit of the community as a whole.
Our mission is to engage with citizens and community stakeholders in USA to provide information on how technology can work to have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live in our communities.