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About Valerie Martinelli

A resident of Waterbury, CT, Valerie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. She also earned her Master in Public Administration degree from the John P. Burke School of Public Service at Post University in Waterbury, CT in May 2014. In her time at Post University, she participated in CDCOLOGY, a student based research program managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She earned several awards and distinctions for her work and participation in this program. The program supported her ability to solve complex issues, provide project management assistance, and support with health policy and budgeting concerns. It also permitted her work to be evaluated by CDC policy analysts. Valerie has also received a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction from The World Bank Group in Delivering Better Services with Public-Private Partnerships. She is a member of Post University’s MPA Alumni Mentorship Program in which she guides students with their Capstone projects prior to their Dissertation and completion of the MPA program. Valerie joined The Center for Economic Policy and Development, Inc. as a Director in March 2015. In her tenure, she was responsible for the overall strategic and operational functions, including the development of programs, initiatives, projects, and execution of the mission. She also maintained a commitment to the leadership, management, communications, planning, and new business development of the organization. Valerie is currently the CEO and owner of Valerie Martinelli Consulting, LLC. in which she offers Life, Leadership, and Career coaching for women as well as various Management and Human Resource consulting services such as program development, management, and evaluation, human resource audits, and employee handbook and other policy developments. Valerie is also the Founder of Innovate 50/50, a gender equality initiative based on mentorship for women and advocacy for equal rights. She is also the Host of Innovate Women, a monthly Twitter chat which discusses current events, the workplace, the business world, social media, and more that affect women. Most recently, she has joined the expert panel of Women’s Media Center She Source.

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Gender Wage Gap: What No One Reveals

Gender Wage Gap: What No One Reveals

There was a recent study conducted by Payscale that illustrates the harsh truth behind the gender wage gap. Women earn 25.6% less than men when all men are compared to all women. This is only a dismal 74 cents on the dollar. Ladies, we are worth a lot more than this....
Economic Advancement of Women

Economic Advancement of Women

Women compose over half of the world’s population, however, our contributions to measured economic activity, growth, and security remains considerably below its potential. The challenges of growth, job creation, and involvement are all closely interconnected. Growth...

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