5G Connecting Communities Series: Women Leading the Way in Tech

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.

Speakers included:

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.

New Jersey Public Schools Join Digital Promise & Verizon Innovative Learning

On Tuesday, May 4, Digital Promise and Verizon welcomed Trenton Public Schools, Jersey City Public Schools and New Brunswick Public Schools into the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program (VILS). Verizon’s education initiative provides free technology, access and professional development that enables students to develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to thrive in today’s digital world.

Nine schools from these districts will join the VILS program this year: Jersey City: Joseph H. Brensinger School and Mahatma K. Gandhi School; New Brunswick: Lincoln Annex, McKinley Community School, and New Brunswick Middle School; and Trenton: Dunn Middle School, Hedgepeth Williams Middle School of the Arts, Joyce Kilmer School, and Luis Munoz-Rivera Middle School.

Verizon Community Partnerships Initiative Chat with Jennifer Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (English)

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce works to develop, promote and advocate for Latino-owned businesses in the Greater Philadelphia region through educational programs, business development, and a broad range of services and special events. Our latest Community Partner Chat features Chamber President Jennifer Rodriguez and Verizon’s Pedro Romero.

We are proud to partner with the Chamber in its efforts to champion and strengthen the entrepreneurial, creative, and resilient Hispanic community in Philadelphia.

Watch the interview below or read the full conversation here.

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