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Valeisha Butterfield Jones

Valeisha Butterfield Jones

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Valeisha is an award-winning executive, author & speaker on women's empowerment and diversity & inclusion

About Me

Bio

Valeisha Butterfield Jones is a business leader, global influencer and culture shifter.  She has delivered industry-leading results for Fortune 100 companies, Presidential campaigns and Administrations and public and private sectors. Her fresh and proven transformational leadership has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Fast Company, Harper's Bazaar, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, McDonald's 365 Awards and others.


Valeisha is the current Global Head of Inclusion for Google and the Co-founder of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).


Prior to these roles, the award-winning executive and author formerly served as the National Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, delivering one of the highest youth voter turnouts in American history (12.3 million voters - 45% turnout; 18 - 29 years of age).


She also served in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration, as the Executive Vice President of Rush Communications and as the National Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Valeisha’s career started at HBO Sports and has spanned for two decades with proven community impact at the intersections of technology, politics, and entertainment. 


Valeisha was born in Wilson, NC and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University. She currently serves on the board of directors for iVote (www.ivoteforamerica.org), the Hip Hop Sisters Network (www.hiphopsisters.org) and the National Basketball Wives Association (www.nbwassoc.org). 

Valeisha is married to NBA champion Dahntay Jones,  a proud mom and daughter of U.S. Congressman G. K Butterfield and N.C. State Legislator Jean Farmer Butterfield.


Let's Connect

Follow Valeisha on Twitter/Instagram at @valeisha

Awards + Recognition

Valeisha has been recognized by and appeared in: 

  • Forbes Magazine
  • Glamour Magazine
  • Marie Claire
  • Elle Magazine top 25 women to watch
  • Essence Top 40 under 40
  • The Root 100 (2x)
  • Ebony Top 100
  • Black Enterprise
  • OWN TV’s Light Girls
  • BET's The Round
  • Aspire TV’s Exhale
  • Arise News/Arise 360
  • Centric TV’s Morning Cup
  • BET News
  • BET’s 106 and Park 
  • and others

Events

2/28/2020

HBCU Week

7pm - 10pm

Wilmington, DE

Event Details

2/28/2020

HBCU Week

Honored for business excellence.

7pm - 10pm

Wilmington, DE

3/21/2020

Clark Atlanta University

5pm - 9pm

Atlanta, GA

Event Details

3/21/2020

Clark Atlanta University

Honored as an alumnus for business distinction and women's empowerment.

5pm - 9pm

Atlanta, GA

4/25/2020

Cleveland Foundation 2020 African-American Philanthropy Summit

5pm - 9pm

Atlanta, GA

Event Details

4/25/2020

Cleveland Foundation 2020 African-American Philanthropy Summit

Featured Speaker

5pm - 9pm

Atlanta, GA