Valerie I. Rainford

Managing Director at Black Women of Influence

Location:
225 Liberty Street 12Th Floor Suite 12-200A, New York City, New York, United States
Company:
Black Women of Influence
HQ Phone:
(212) 245-2510
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Last Updated 3/1/2017

General Information

Employment History

Co-Chair and Co-Founder  - BWOI

Officer  - New York Fed

Head of Advancing Black Leaders and Diversity Advancement Strategies  - Chase

Contributor  - The Network Journal

Publisher  - Elloree Press , LLC.

Senior Leader  - Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Education

B.A.  - economics , Fordham University

Affiliations

Member  - JPMC Global Diversity Council

Founder  - Diversity Council

Member  - The Executive Leadership Council Inc

Member of Black Executive Forum  - Corporate and Investment Bank

Founder  - Women

Web References  

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Valerie Rainford
Valerie Rainford is a Managing Director & Operations Executive with JPMorgan Chase. Prior to joining Chase in 2007, Valerie was a senior leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 21 years. An advocate of diversity and equality in many circles, Valerie is a member of the Chase's Black Leaders Forum as well as the Corporate and Investment Bank's Black Executive Forum. She previously served as Chair of the Chase Mortgage Bank diversity council as well as on Chase's firm wide Global Diversity Council. Valerie's commitment to the community is equally strong. She co-founded the Black Women of Influence (BWOI) network and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Valerie has been widely honored and featured for her professional achievements and community involvement including by the Network Journal magazine as one of "25 Influential Black Women in Business"; by the Harlem YMCA as a "Black Achiever in Industry"; in Black Enterprise magazine as a "Power Player"; and by the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Center for her work in NYC communities.

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First & Forward: Valerie Rainford & Jessica Leonard
Valerie Rainford Valerie Rainford is a Managing Director with JPMorgan Chase on the Corporate Process Improvement team. Prior to joining Chase, Valerie was a senior leader with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for 21 years. Valerie is an avid executive supporter of diversity and equality in many circles. At Chase, she is a member of the firm's Black Leaders Forum. She previously served as Chair of the Chase Mortgage Bank diversity council as well as on Chase's firm wide Global Diversity Council. Valerie's commitment to the community is equally strong. She co-founded the Black Women of Influence network, is a Steering Committee member of the Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle and is a member of the esteemed Executive Leadership Council. For her professional achievements and community involvement, Valerie was honored in 2007 by the Network Journal magazine as one of "25 Influential Black Women in Business" and in 2009 by the Harlem YMCA as a "Black Achiever in Industry". Valerie's achievements have also been featured in Black Enterprise magazine.

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Valerie Irick-Rainford | AABR

Valerie Rainford is Deputy Head of Diversity and head of the Advancing Black Leaders strategy.
Partnering with the Operating Committee, head of Diversity and head of Talent, she executes the strategy to deliver increased focus to attract, hire,retain and advance black talent at all levels of the organization. As a proven leader of transformational change with a record of driving execution across multiple, complex lines of business, Valerie brings tremendous substance to her role - including broad executive experience amassed during her 30-year career at JPMorgan and other firms. Previous to joining JPMorgan, Valerie worked at the Federal Reserve Bank for 21 years and was their first African-American female to hold a Senior Vice President role. Valerie, a stalwart champion of diversity, has consistently led efforts to strong business results. At JPMorgan, she launched and chaired Chase Home Lending's Diversity Advisory Group introducing diverse slates, served on various Diversity Advisory Councils, and is a member of the firmwide Black Executive Forum. At the FED, Valerie founded their first Diversity Council and employee networking group, and spearheaded hiring of theirfirst Chief Diversity Officer. Valerie is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, co-founder and Board Chair of Black Women of Influence, and a founding member of the Black Women for Black Girls Giving Circle. As a published author, she penned her award-winning memoir Until The Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman's Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium. Valerie received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Fordham University - Rose Hill.

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