“Valerie is uniquely capable of helping corporate leaders because she has been one herself. Her use of data helps leaders confront issues within their organizations and unlock the performance benefits that come from a culture that encourages people from diverse backgrounds to bring the richness of their life experiences to decision-making.
With candor and skill, the Elloree team cuts through the noise and demonstrates that a good DEI strategy is essential to maximizing business growth.”
Brian Dodge, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
"What I appreciated most about Valerie's story was the authenticity of how it was told. While she faced so many difficult challenges, she highlighted what she learned and how she was able to move forward to create positive change in the companies she worked for as well as in the company she created, Elloree Talent Strategies."
Lerzan Aksoy Dean, Fordham University Gabelli School of Business
"It was one of the most inspiring, motivating, moving and engaging sessions we have had. The story of Valerie’s life and career is one of resiliency, dedication and selfless leadership. It is a story of a young woman who met adversity with determination and achieved fantastic success as a professional and as a person.
Valerie delivered her story in an incredibly genuine, authentic and warm manner that kept the audience engaged and provoked many deep and personal questions from the attendees. We have received amazing feedback from our employees attending the session.
We would welcome Valerie to deliver her inspirational message to us again in the future."
Goran Skoko, Exec VP
Research & Advisory Strategic Business Unit & MD EMEA APAC