Valerie Irick Rainford ’82
Valerie Irick Rainford '82 is a successful financial services executive turned award-winning author and speaker who dedicates her life to uplifting others by sharing her incredible story of perseverance. Her memoir, Until a Brighter Tomorrow: One Woman’s Courageous Climb from the Projects to the Podium” is internationally-read and changing lives all over the world from the United States to Australia, Japan and Kenya.
As an author, she was a finalist of the Benjamin Franklin Book Award “Best New Voice Nonfiction” Independent Book Publisher Association, and the book is also the namesake for Girl Scouts badge, “Until the Brighter Tomorrow”, created in Valerie’s honor. To learn more about Valerie, please visit www.valerierainford.com.