Adriana Dawson – a first-generation professional. An influential, successful Latina. A mentor. A Director at an American multi-national, multi-billion dollar, telecommunications company. “I’m in the business of people. Some of my earliest memories involve acting as a translator for my family and being sourced as a navigator for other newly arrived Spanish-speaking families. I quickly learned the power of community, activating as a connector, and using my voice to assist others. As an adult, I chose to leverage these formative experiences + my skills to continue the work on a larger scale to support greater societal impact and access…… I help co-create solutions, elevate voices and lift citizen design spaces that help inform corporate change-makers of unmet needs and business opportunities. My deep multi-sector experience and cultural fluency/insights enable me to broaden and accelerate outcomes.”
Adriana shared her inspiring story with our Central High School students today. From overcoming an early mistake to a career of setting goals, working hard and never giving up to develop a respected BRAND and building a DIVERSE NETWORK of successful, influential people who guided her along the way.
Adriana Dawson – Verizon’s Community Engagement Director for
the Eastern Region of the United States.