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Mentoring with purpose.

Women of Tomorrow pairs professional and highly accomplished women who inspire, motivate, and teach critical life skills to at-risk students through mentoring sessions. 


Inspire, motivate
and empower.

The Women of Tomorrow Mentor & Scholarship program was born out of the belief that caring professional women sharing their knowledge, expertise and support with vulnerable high school girls can be the catalyst for success by inspiring them to aim higher, by providing them with the skills necessary for personal and professional success.


Our History

The inspiration and design for Women of Tomorrow is based on Jennifer Valoppi’s college years studying Psychology of Women. The research was clear – women who made it to the top didn’t do anything to help other women along. So, in 1997, while she was the main news anchor at WTVJ NBC 6 in Miami, Jennifer designed a unique program for highly accomplished professional women to mentor and inspire at-risk girls to live up to their full potential. With the support of then NBC 6 President & General Manager Don Browne, a longtime supporter of women and minorities in the workplace and Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, the first Hispanic and longest running State Attorney for Miami-Dade County, Women of Tomorrow was created.

Jennifer Valoppi

Founder & President,
Television Journalist & Author

Don Browne

Former President,
Telemundo Network
Co-Founder WOT and VP

Hon. Katherine
Fernandez Rundle

Miami-Dade State Attorney
Co-Founder WOT

Mentees served annually in 165 high schools
Public schools impacted
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Network of mentors involved in the Women of Tomorrow program

Our Founders

In 1997, Jennifer hand selected 23 Inaugural Mentors, who worked in six public high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. That same year, she commissioned an independent psychologist, Dr. Lana Stern, to conduct a research study on the self-esteem of at-risk students enrolled in Women of Tomorrow. Dr. Stern found their self-esteem had increased to a statistically significant degree throughout the school year. It was concluded the program was a success and so the work continued. Further research has consistently proven the numerous positive impacts that Women of Tomorrow has on high school students. Today, Women of Tomorrow impacts 4000 young women annually in more than 165 public high schools with an ever-growing network of many hundreds of mentors.

Betty Amos
Adrienne Arsht
Connie Banko
Don Browne
Lea Black
Katherine Fernandez-Rundle
Meri Framer-Zidel
Sonia Gibson

Meg Green
Kathleen Hoague
Judge Judy Kreeger
Irene Marie
Yvette Miley
Debbie Ohanian
Robyn Perlman
Sandi Powers

Dr. Debra Price
Dora Puig
Mycki Ratzan
Chris Riley
Nicole Sayfie
Stephanie Sayfie-Aagaard
Laurie Silvers
Millinda Sinnreich

Dr. Audrey Solomon
Tara Solomon
Mariita Srebnick
Jennifer Valoppi
Dr. Diane Walder
Carole Weiss
Sherry Williams

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