March 22, 2012
Verizon Foundation President Rose Stuckey Kirk Honored at 14th Annual '25 Influential Black Women in Business' Awards Luncheon
NEW YORK. (March 22 2012) — The Network Journal today honored Rose Stuckey Kirk, president of the Verizon Foundation, and the other women named to the publication’s 2012 list of 25 Influential Black Women in Business. The honorees were recognized at the Journal’s 14th anniversary luncheon, held in conjunction with Women’s History Month.
Kathryn C. Brown, senior vice president of public policy and corporate responsibility for Verizon, said: “We are very proud of Rose and the significant contributions she has made throughout her career. As the president of the Verizon Foundation, she is helping us rethink how our philanthropic and business efforts can most benefit underserved communities and helping to solve some of society’s most pressing issues.”
Kirk has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has served in senior leadership roles in public affairs, sales operations, employee communications, sales and customer service, marketing, product development, strategy, advertising, and executive speechwriting.
“The women we honored this year are in the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” said TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.
Brenda Blackmon, co-anchor of My9 WWOR-TV and author of “A Mom’s Story,” was the presenter at the luncheon. The event annually attracts a who’s who of prominent business executives in various industries. This year’s sponsors are Entergy, L’Oreal USA, Macy’s, State Farm, Wells Fargo, WNYC Radio, and 107.5 WBLS-FM Radio. This signature TNJ event, which is highly anticipated each year, is held at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel, located at 1535 Broadway (between 45th & 46th streets) in New York City, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
About the Verizon Foundation:
The Verizon Foundation helps people to live healthy, safe and independent lives by addressing disparities in education, healthcare and energy management. Since 2000, the Verizon Foundation has invested more than half a billion dollars to improve the communities where Verizon employees work and live. Verizon’s employees are generous with their donations and their time, having logged more than 6.2 million hours of service to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information about Verizon’s philanthropic work, visit www.verizonfoundation.org.
About The Network Journal:
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal a premier monthly magazine except combined issues in July/August and December/January which plays a major role in sharing information and resources that informs and educates professionals, corporate executives and small business owners by providing news and commentary on issues that affect the growth of businesses and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American. Engaging over 88,000 readers, The Network Journal is distributed nationwide with a focus on the Tri-state area (NY/NJ/CT) and features successful entrepreneurs and professionals who offer insights on business and career-building strategies, The Network Journal highlights trends in key industries, providing information on valuable resources in the corporate, government, and not-for-profit sectors.
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- Ellen Yu, Verizon Media Relations (Reporters only)