Celebrating Innovators – Past and Present


Innovator: Someone who pushes the boundaries of the known world. A change agent who is relentless in making things happen. A transformer. No matter how you define innovator, one thing is certain. An innovator is an individual who blazes trails, inspires others and changes their community for the better. 

In recognition of Black History Month, Verizon Wireless is honoring four pioneers and five innovators through its Celebrating Your Story initiative. Now in its third year, Celebrating Your Story pays tribute to individuals who have made significant contributions in the areas of technology, sports, film, music and lifestyle.  

Click through to learn more about this year’s pioneers and innovators.

Verizon Celebrates Black History Month

Verizon Wireless is celebrating Black History Month with education, positivity and prizes. Verizon Wireless, provider of America’s 4G LTE network, has initiated “A Day in the Life of a History Maker” for high school students. The program is in partnership with UNCF, Get Schooled and Teacher Planet.

Students who want to participate in the program are asked to submit a 500-word essay by March 31 to www.verizoninsider.com/blackhistory explaining how they plan to make history.