She is an aggressive former Senior Trial Attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission; where in her district, she set and continues to hold the record for jury
trial and jury award victories. Ms. Hicks-Powe is a specialist in Title VII of the
1964 Civil Rights Act (Employment related issues), Americans with Disabilities Act,
(ADA), Age Discrimination Act, and Uniform Solders Employment and Reemployment Rights
Act (USERRA). While with the EEOC, she served as the spokesperson for the agency
in its Technical Assistance Program. She also conducted onsite training and advised
employers regarding diversity and compliance with Title VII, the ADA and the ADEA.
She is a recognized leader among her peers serving or having served as a member
of the Board of Directors for the National Employment Lawyers Association; Legal
Services; Alabama Lawyers Association and the Magic City Bar Association.
As a mediator, she has mediated countless disputes including numerous cases through
the US Postal System’s REDRESS mediation program. Ms. Hicks Powe successfully mediated
one hundred percent of the cases assigned to her. Understanding the importance that
training and education have on workplace compliance and performance, Ms Hicks-Powe
has taken her courtroom skills of persuasion into Corporate America where she delivers
high impact compliance-and-performance based training and motivational teaching.
Ms. Hick Powe’s philosophy is that “It is impossible to motivate someone to change
their behavior. The best we can do is inspire them to be self-motivated, by teaching
the skill sets need for success.” Accordingly, she advises employers, designs training
modules, conducts training seminars and delivers key note addresses. Ms. Hicks Powe’s
presentation skills have been fine tuned through working with one of America’s most
outstanding key note speakers, and former talk show host, Les Brown.She is a member
of the Les Brown Speaker’s Show Case.
Ms. Hicks Powe has an impressive roster of clients who have benefited from here training
and expertise. She has trained managers and employees from nationally and internationally
renowned companies like, Don Todd and Associates; Tyson Foods, The Home Depot; the
states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas; Good Will Easter Seals;
American Cast Iron and Pipe; Liberty National; International Association of Black
Fire Fighters; Mercedes Benz; and the list goes on. Ms. Hicks-Powe has recently applied
her years of experience, expertise and creativity and written her first in a series
of Women’s Workplace Wisdom. The first, Women’s Workplace Wisdom from Proverbs applies
the ancient wisdom of the Proverbs to common workplace issues, offering candid and
practical advice for marketplace success.
Valerie Hicks-Powe, Esq. is a practicing attorney, corporate trainer, mediator and
Ms Hicks Powe is a recent author. Her book “Women’s Workplace Wisdom from Proverbs”
uses the ancient wisdoms of the proverbs along with light humor to provide insight
to many of todays workplace issuess.
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