Meet Juliette Ashley Valle, 2021 Hispanic Woman of Distinction Up & Comer Award
“Hispanic women deserve to be highlighted and applauded for their major contributions to society and American culture” The Up & Comer Award was created to honor young professionals to honor young careers, shown a commitment to their community, and demonstrated leadership.
To that end, Juliette Ashley Valle represents what the future brings for these bright rising stars. Juliette was born the year the Hispanic Women of Distinction began, so it is a wonderful tribute to the former honorees who have paved the way for future Latinas making a difference in today’s society. Currently a sophomore honors student at the University of Miami to bring awareness to organ donation thus inspiring her to create a platform, “Life is Awesome, Pass it On.”
Growing up in a family in Plantation where her father, a native of Peru, is a nephrologist and her mother a transplant nurse, she learned there are 108,000 people waiting on a list for a transplant. As a result, she is in the process of creating her own web show, “The Silver Lining with Juliette Valle,” where she will speak one on one with patients and donors. Juliette with a minor in music, began performing at the age of 10, winning numerous classical vocal competitions, including being a semi-finalist twice for the New York Lyric Opera Competition. At a young age, she has performed in some of the state’s most prestigious theaters and recently awarded a major at the Frost School of Music. She was offered to join the Florida Grand Opera Teen Program where she was appointed as Social Director. Juliette recently released a first single from a holiday album, “Winter Wonderland,” that she plans to release in November 2021 with 100% of the proceeds to go to “Donate Life America” where she is a brand ambassador. The album contains familiar Christmas holiday classics and operatic arias, and her single is available for download on iTunes and Spotify.
Juliette, talented and naturally beautiful inside and out, is a candidate for the title, Miss Florida in June as the present local titleholder as Miss South Florida Fair. The Miss America Organization, based in Lakeland, Florida empowers young women through education and service and provides scholarships to further their passion for causes on a national level. She also held titles as Miss Broward County Outstanding Teen and Miss Fort Lauderdale Outstanding Teen.
When asked to cite a role model, Juliette wrote that Judge Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina appointed to the Supreme Court, in spite of her life growing up with low-income immigrant parents remained humble, hard-working and committed to serve American citizens. As a college student, Juliette is adjusting to adulthood and learning how she can make an impact with her talent, journalistic pursuits, and her charity work.
We are proud to announce the 2021 Hispanic Women of Distinction and the Latina Pioneer of the Year.
MELIDA AKITI, VP Ambulatory & Community Service, Memorial Healthcare Systems (Broward)
YINETH SANCHEZ ASLAN – GEICO Staff Counsel, Law offices of George L. Cimballa, III (Broward)
MARIA S. ANTUNA – CEO Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County – (Palm Beach)
ERBI BLANCO-TRUE – Community Development Manager, IBERIABANK, First Horizon Bank (Miami)
THAYRA “Tye” HAUSHEER – Volunteer Community Leader AARP Florida (Miami)
HEIDI ALZATE KAUFMAN – Founder/President Heidi Alzate Consuting (Broward) JACQUELINE LOPEZ-DEVINE – Chief Clinical Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Trustbridge ( Palm Beach)
JESSICA MARRA – Attorney, Law Firm of Kelley Kronenberg – (Broward)
JAENE MIRANDA – Pres/CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (Palm Beach)
LUBBY NAVARRO – School Board Member Miami-Dade County/Director of Government Affairs Memorial Healthcare Systems (Miami)
KIMBERLY VALENTIN – Hospice Liasion Amedisys Hospice (Broward)
CAROLINA VEIRA – Dir. Community & Corporate Partnerships IMC Health (Miami)
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