Ida Valentine speaks to children and adults about her experiences overcoming years of sexual abuse and the grief of traumatically losing her parents at a young age. She has always had a passion for helping children that have gone through hardships, which has led her to be a Survivor Speaker for the non-profit Rape Trauma Services. Her story will show that with the right support system and guidance, transitioning from victim to survivor to thriver can become reality.
Ida is currently an Associate in the Technology Investment Banking group at Barclays. She also serves on the Leadership Council for SEO Scholars, a non-profit organization that helps under-served students get to and graduate from college. Ida received her Bachelor’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish for the Professions. She will be joining the Harvard Business School Class of 2021 in the Fall.
Ida covers a range of topics and is always happy to learn about something new and share her insights! She is able to give speeches and sit on panels for audiences large and small. Below are the typical themes she covers.
Success in college
Success in the workplace
Ida has spoken for the below organizations
Coalition of Black Excellence
Rape Trauma Services
Seizing Every Opportunity
The Street Smarts