Everyone has been affected by the ongoing pandemic in some way and women in the workforce are no different. Many have lost their jobs and are facing obstacles to reentry at up to four times the rate of their male counterparts, according to Verizon. In response, Verizon has been engaged in changing these dynamics that could potentially undo long-term progress for working women.
Included in the company’s latest commitment is launching the Verizon Women’s CoLab, a #WomenOwnWednesday Social Campaign, and a Verizon Business Women’s Leadership Digital Summit.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, the telecommunications giant launched the first in a planned series of social media campaigns aiming to empower and actively support women professionally.
“As we honor International Women’s Day, we must take a stand and declare that women’s careers are not expendable in times of crisis,” wrote Christy Pambianchi, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources at Verizon; Rima Qureshi, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Verizon; and Tami Erwin, CEO of Verizon Business; in a co-written letter on behalf of the Verizon Sisterhood. “And it starts by creating a future of work that works for all women.”
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