Valerie's inspiring journey started with overcoming adversity and led to a trailblazing 30+ year career in financial services.
She made her mark at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), becoming the youngest person promoted to officer and the first African-American female Senior Vice President.
Later, during the financial service crisis, Valerie spent 12 years as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, driving various initiatives. Her most significant achievement was leading JPMC's Advancing Black Leaders strategy, resulting in a historic 50%+ increase in black executive leadership in just three years.
Valerie's impactful career in Corporate America paved the way for her to launch the consultancy firm Elloree Talent Strategies, specializing in Advancing Equity and Diverse Talent.
A true veteran with a series of career firsts. Her superpower lies in change and business transformation.
Her remarkable career success has been profiled in a bestselling leadership book.
Valerie is Founder & CEO, Elloree Talent Strategies, where leadership and diversity analytics converge.
Our consultancy firm is dedicated to driving equity and advancing diverse talent.
Strategic Advisor to C-Suite leaders committed to advancing equity.
Creator and Principal Executive Coach of the Elloree Coaches' Council, a network of accomplished former executives who provide coaching to corporate America's top diverse talent.
Valerie's memoir, "Until the Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman's Climb from the Projects to the Podium" - is a candid and heartfelt story that takes you on a captivating journey through her personal story of resilience.
This gripping page-turner has been embraced by audiences of all ages and backgrounds worldwide and has even been translated into Japanese and become required reading for select NYC high schools.
A versatile and engaging speaker.
Whether it's conferences, keynotes, fireside chats, or workshops, she is ready to educate and inspire.
With a focus on success, leadership, and advancing diversity, her powerful messages resonate with audiences from all walks of life.
2023 DEI Hall of Fame