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3 Can’t Miss Pieces of Advice from Verizon’s Fierce and Fearless Female Engineering Leader

Verizon’s resident engineering wonder woman, Nicola (Nicki) Palmer, senior vice president and chief network officer for Verizon Wireless, spoke to several thousand women about the importance of creating a pipeline of talented women in STEM (science, technology, engineer and math) at the Society of Women Engineers conference.


Nicki shared experiences from her 25 years as an engineer at Verizon, the challenges she’s encountered along the way, and how she’s persevered in the face of adversity.

Nicki shared 3 pieces of advice:

  • “Acquire strong role models and mentors at every stage of your career — nurture those relationships. The things that you will learn from those who have already been in the trenches will prove invaluable to your long-term growth and professional satisfaction. Trust the people that have your best interests at heart.”

  • “Muster-up as much courage as you possibly can and don’t be afraid to lead, even if you are in a room full of men. Your mind is just as sharp, your insights are just as valuable. Don’t squander your unique talents. Fear is the enemy here. Success breeds success and failure enables learning. Being fearful, doing nothing, not speaking up and leading when you are in the position to do so — that gets you nowhere.”

  • “Remember that life is precious. The most successful women that I know are multifaceted individuals. They’re engineers, and mothers, and wives, teachers, and helpers, and soccer fans and community members. Their passion stretches far beyond the work that they do and seeps into every aspect of their lives.”

Join Nicki and the fierce and fearless females of Verizon by checking out one of the open positions below:

Asia / Pacific:

Client Service Lead — Canberra, ACT, Australia

Lead Network Security Engineer — Canberra, ACT, Australia

Project Manager — IT Infrastructure — Bangalore, KA, India

Accounting Specialist (General Ledger) — Singapore, Singapore

United States:

Outside Plant Engineer — Phoenix, AZ

Outside Plant Engineer — Irvine, CA

Outside Plant Engineer — Rancho Cordova, CA

Outside Plant Engineer — San Diego, CA

Outside Plant Engineer — San Francisco, CA

Outside Plant Engineer — San Jose, CA

Principal C++ Software Engineer — San Jose, CA

Senior Audio Algorithm Engineer — San Jose, CA

Senior C++ Software Engineer — San Jose, CA

API Architect, Virtual Services Integration — Walnut Creek, CA

Cloud Platform Operator — Walnut Creek, CA

Data Science Engineer — Walnut Creek, CA

Outside Plant Engineer — Aurora, CO

API Architect, Virtual Services Integration — Colorado Springs, CO

Cloud Platform Operator — Colorado Springs, CO

Outside Plant Engineer — Miami, FL

Outside Plant Engineer — Tampa, FL

Cloud Support Engineer — Temple Terrace, FL

NFV Architect — Temple Terrace, FL

Outside Plant Engineer — Temple Terrace, FL

Outside Plant Engineer — Alpharetta, GA

Outside Plant Engineer — Chicago, IL

Data Science Engineer — Waltham, MA

Outside Plant Engineer — Dearborn, MI

Outside Plant Engineer — Minneapolis, MN

Outside Plant Engineer — St. Louis, MO

Outside Plant Engineer — Charlotte, NC

API Architect, Virtual Services Integration — NJ

Cloud Platform Operator — Warren Township, NJ

Data Science Engineer — Warren Township, NJ

Outside Plant Engineer — Las Vegas, NV

Principal Data Scientist — Orangeburg, NY

Outside Plant Engineer — Hilliard, OH

Outside Plant Engineer — Hillsboro, OR

Outside Plant Engineer — Houston, TX

Outside Plant Engineer — Richardson, TX

API Architect, Virtual Services Integration — Southlake, TX

Cloud Platform Operator — Southlake, TX

Data Science Engineer — Southlake, TX

Europe:

Client Executive — Hybrid (United Kingdom, Germany, France)

Client Partner — Hybrid (United Kingdom, Germany, France)

RSA Security Consultant — Diegem, Belgium

Network Engineering Consultant — Prague, Czech Republic

Managing Client Partner — Paris, France

NSRU Engineer — Dortmund, Engineer

NSRU Manager — Dortmund, Germany

NSRU Senior Engineer — Dortmund, Germany

NSRU Team Leader — Dortmund, Germany

NSRU Tier 1 Engineer — Dortmund, Germany

NSRU Tier 2 Voice Repair Team Lead — Dortmund, Germany

NSRU Voice Repair Engineer — Dortmund, Germany

Security Engineer, Tier 3 — Dortmund, Germany

Client Partner — Solna,Sweden

Global Telco Sales Executive — Solna, Sweden

Anti-Bribery Corruption & Business Due Diligence Analyst — Reading, United Kingdom

Client Partner, Acquisition Sales — Reading, United Kingdom

End User Support — Reading, United Kingdom

Network Security Engineer, Professional Services — Reading, United Kingdom

Project Manager, Advanced Communications — Reading, United Kingdom

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