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Verizon’s International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs Team Hosts TechGirls


This is a guest post from Cheryl Miller, Director of International Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs. “We are meeting with important people,” said the bubbly 16-year old Nadia. To which I replied, “You are also important.” This interaction took place immediately before a privacy discussion luncheon with Verizon leadership. Verizon had the privilege of hosting a job shadow day for two students, ages 16 and 17, from Tunisia and Yemen. The students, Nadia Houerbi and Husseina Mohammed, were in the U.S. for the first time as a result of their participation in a State Department-funded exchange program called TechGirls. TechGirls, launched by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011, follows a successful program entitled TechWomen, which mentored and paired emerging women leaders with some of the … Continue reading

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