12 episódios

Welcome to Lifting Up: Lessons From Verizon Women Leaders. In each episode of this special series, we celebrate a Verizon role model. We hear their success stories and glean wisdom from the ups, downs and detours of their journey. By amplifying diverse voices, we discover the unique superpowers that each one of us brings to the table, and gain tools to achieve personal and professional fulfillment - whatever form that takes.

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Welcome to Lifting Up: Lessons From Verizon Women Leaders. In each episode of this special series, we celebrate a Verizon role model. We hear their success stories and glean wisdom from the ups, downs and detours of their journey. By amplifying diverse voices, we discover the unique superpowers that each one of us brings to the table, and gain tools to achieve personal and professional fulfillment - whatever form that takes.

    Season 2, Ep. 6: Seeing Difference as an Opportunity to Shine with April Boyd

    Season 2, Ep. 6: Seeing Difference as an Opportunity to Shine with April Boyd

    April Boyd is VP and Head of Global Public Policy At Verizon Media. April shares her fascinating career in politics, from working as Press Secretary and Chief of Staff for Rep. Tauscher, to Chief of Staff for Sen. John Kerry, to being Assistant Secretary at the Commerce Dept. She shares her story of being the then-youngest Senate-confirmed nominee while having a newborn baby. April gives advice on the importance of being bold, decisive, and taking pride in your work - with a dash of modesty for grounding.

    • 31 min
    Season 2, Ep. 5: Charting Your Own Course with Kacey Hall

    Season 2, Ep. 5: Charting Your Own Course with Kacey Hall

    Kacey Hall, an attorney in Verizon's litigation group, can only be described as resilient, determined and full of grace. In this episode, Kacey shares her inspiring story of crafting her own career path, even after life interfered and put her on a different timeline. Shaped by the resilience she developed as a gymnast competing on the world stage, Kacey describes dealing with major injury, the role of mentors in her career, and how she builds confidence to help her succeed to this day.

    • 30 min
    Season 2, Ep. 4: The Power of Vulnerability With Beth Sasfai

    Season 2, Ep. 4: The Power of Vulnerability With Beth Sasfai

    Beth Sasfai is VP and Associate General Counsel of Corporate Governance at Verizon. In this episode, Beth shares the many jumps she's made in her career to thrive in her current role - but that her proudest accomplishment is in helping bring other women into new roles and opportunities. Beth explains how she learned the importance of getting comfortable not knowing the answer, and being vulnerable in asking for help and not hiding her weaknesses - and how that has become a powerful tool. 

    • 34 min
    Season 2, Ep. 3: Finding What Energizes You with Laura Stolpman

    Season 2, Ep. 3: Finding What Energizes You with Laura Stolpman

    Laura Stolpman is AGC at Verizon, where she has spent 14 years as a deal attorney, is on the board of the LGBTQ employee resource group, and has developed an expertise in privacy issues. Laura talks about how she escaped the "imposter syndrome" and being paralyzed with perfectionism. She talks about diving into the uncomfortable and acknowledging what you need as an individual to be your best. And she shares how her hobbies help her recharge and feed her lifetime love of learning.

    • 31 min
    Season 2, Ep. 2: Don’t Find Your Passion! Do Lift Others! With Caren Khoo

    Season 2, Ep. 2: Don’t Find Your Passion! Do Lift Others! With Caren Khoo

    Caren Khoo is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon. In this episode, Caren shares that she is not a believer of the typical "find your passion" career trope, but provides advice on how to have an interesting, challenging and satisfying career. Caren shares her experiences with having a personal board of directors, getting comfortable with not knowing the answer, and having a learning mindset. Ultimately, Caren explains that the greatest pride of her career has been helping others achieve their goals, while learning a lot about herself in the process.  

    • 46 min
    Season 2, Ep. 1: Focusing on What Matters Most with Vandana Venkatesh

    Season 2, Ep. 1: Focusing on What Matters Most with Vandana Venkatesh

    Vandana Venkatesh, SVP and Deputy General Counsel at Verizon, shares how curiosity and an eye for macrotrends and emerging issues has driven her career journey. She talks about the importance of being vulnerable and knowing there are no stupid questions, and shares advice on leaving perfectionism behind and giving up on the mythical idea of balance. Vandana recommends living in the mess, identifying tasks that can be delegated by asking, "Is this something only I can do?," and focusing on what matters most.

    • 44 min

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