(BBR) - Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation at Verizon

Why you should know her: Rose Stuckey Kirk became president of the Verizon Foundation eight years ago, but has been with Verizon since 1998. She is a shining example of how successful you can be despite gender or race. As a woman of color, she has broken the glass ceiling with her C-level position, serving as a chief corporate social responsibility officer. In her role at Verizon, she is able to provide access to new technology and STEM programs to youth who traditionally come from underserved communities. Stuckey Kirk delivers the type of speech that leaves audiences begging for more time and time again. She is poised, deliberate, and entertaining.

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