My Why: A Look Back

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Kicking off this past June to celebrate Verizon’s 20th anniversary, our My Why series has highlighted the Verizon journeys of dynamic and diverse V Teamers from around the world. While the weekly version of this series has come to an end — appropriately enough, No. 20 overall — let’s take a look back at some of these incredible people and inspiring stories.Empowering diversity and inclusionWhether it’s Kisiah Timmons’ dedication to creating a more accessible world for people with disabilities; Xavier White’s LGBTQA+ advocacy and amplification; or Belinda Harris’ commitment to the Women’s Association of Verizon Employees, V Teamers don’t just reflect Verizon’s dedication to diversity, they bolster inclusion and empower opportunity.Just ask Shalana Robbins, Salt Lake City’s first woman director in Business Government Customer Operations, as well as the first regional woman of color to hold that position: “I get to be that example to women, especially, and women of color. You can achieve anything that you set your mind to, if you have the right kind of advocates and you put the work in. Very proud of that accomplishment.”Running to a crisisAs the Verizon Credo states, “We run to a crisis.” After …

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