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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.

Jan 25, 2023

Karen is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Business Transformation and Customer Operations. In this episode, Karen describes how she surrounded herself early on with risk-takers and people who wanted to see one another succeed. She shares the value of stretching into new areas and making lateral moves into different business areas to build a more expansive professional portfolio towards new leadership opportunities. Karen also gets candid about her journey to learning to extend herself grace and setting boundaries - reminding us that pauses and boundaries are sometimes what allow us to be great.