Celebrating Innovators — Past and Present

Celebrating Your Story initiative honors nine individuals and the community during Black History Month.

By on February 7, 2013

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.  

This year’s pioneers and innovators include Jill Scott, Navarrow Wright, E. David Ellington, Lia Neal, Maritza Correia, Jeff Henderson, B. Smith, Will Packer and Robert Townsend. Watch their video vignettes to learn how these nine individuals relied on their inner strength and used technology to help them reach their dreams.

Is there someone in your life who inspires you? Say thank you and celebrate their story by nominating them for Verizon’s Unsung Innovator contest now through Feb. 15. If your submission is chosen as the winner, your innovator will win a Samsung Galaxy NoteTM II and their story will be published on Verizon Insider.