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Oct 12, 2018

As part of our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Erin McPherson, Vice President of Content and Programming at Verizon, sat down with Bernadette Aulestia, President of Global Distribution at HBO. Bernadette shared some insight into her career and journey as a Latina businesswoman, the importance of diversity in...


Oct 3, 2018

What does it take to be a fearless leader? "Integrity, passion, and a commitment to serving others," says Chris Baron in her new book, The Fearless Leader. Tami Erwin, EVP of Wireless Operations at Verizon, sat down with Chris in front of a live audience to discuss her book, and how she learned to lead during her time...


Sep 1, 2018

In this episode, you'll get to know Andrew McKechnie, Verizon's Chief Creative Officer, and hear about the vision of 140, Verizon's in-house creative agency. From his personal background growing up on three different continents, to his eclectic interest across media, Andrew tells of his path towards advertising, and how...


Jul 25, 2018

In this episode, Verizon's newly appointed CEO Hans Vestberg talks with actor and social activist Forest Whitaker about his work as founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative. Focusing on areas of high conflict around the world, the Initiative is committed to fostering peace in communities in Mexico,...


Jun 27, 2018

When everything on the internet and on social media is constantly fighting for your attention, what really makes an impact? That’s what Derek Thompson, Senior Editor at The Atlantic, and author of the National Bestselling book, “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction,” addresses in...