Valerie Alexander

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Valerie Alexander
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationAuthor, Screenwriter, Speaker, Filmmaker
Known forHuffington Post Writer, Director, Screenwriter, Speaker, Author
Spouse(s)Rick Alexander

Valerie Alexander is an American author, speaker, screenwriter and director. She is also a writer for The Huffington Post.[1]

A working screenwriter since 2001, Valerie has written for Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Ice Cube, and others. She directed the award-winning short film "Making the Cut", and is the creator, producer and director of "The Wedding Matters," "Say I Do," and "Life Support," three successful commercial campaigns in support of marriage equality.[2]

Her books include, "Happiness as a Second Language: A Guidebook to Achieving Lasting, Permanent Happiness", "Success as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Defining and Achieving Personal Success", and "How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having 'Female Brains')".[3]

Prior to becoming a writer-director and author, Valerie was a corporate securities lawyer, an investment banker and an Internet executive in the Silicon Valley.[4][5]

Valerie received her B.A. from Trinity University and her J.D. and M.S. degrees from U.C., Berkeley. In the Spring of 2010, she returned to Berkeley Law to teach "Representation of Law in Film," and she continues to lecture around the country with her entertaining talks, "How Women Can Succeed in The Workplace (Despite Having Female Brains)" and the "Speak Happiness!" series of lectures and workshops. Valerie is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, writer-producer Rick Alexander.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Retrieved 8 January 2015
  2. ^ Retrieved 8 January 2015
  3. ^ "Guru's Forum". Huffpost Live. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Valerie Alexander and women in sport". CBC Radio. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Here's how to actually enjoy your commute". Huffpost The Third Metric. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Should we ban weddings & baby showers". KIRO Radio. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  7. ^ Alexander, Valerie(7 July 2014). [1]. Jezebel. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  8. ^ Citizen Staff (21 October 2015). "Filmmaker to give talk on overcoming 'Female Brains' in Seneca Falls". Auburn Citizen. Retrieved 22 October 2015.

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