Valeisha

Business Leader | Global Influencer | Motivational Speaker

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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 Community 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 Forbes Magazine, Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle, Essence Top 40 under 40, Ebony Top 100, Jet, Black Enterprise and Sister 2 Sister Magazines as a leading young executive in the United States with her finger on the pulse of all things related to youth culture, entertainment and politics. Butterfield Jones has also appeared on 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

7/24/2019

ColorComm Conference

7pm - 10pm

Miami, FL

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7/24/2019

ColorComm Conference

ColorComm is an essential organization for women of color in all areas of communications including Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Advertising Print Media, Broadcast, Digital and more.

7pm - 10pm

Miami, FL

09/5/2019

ADCOLOR Conference

9am - 5pm

Los Angeles, CA

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09/5/2019

ADCOLOR Conference

The ADCOLOR Conference is the premier diversity gathering for professionals at all levels. We are a one-day and a half immersive event that convenes innovators, experts and thought leaders from multiple creative industries: advertising, marketing, media, entertainment, public relations and tech.

9am - 5pm

Los Angeles, CA

9/11/2019

Annual Legislative Conference (CBC)

9am - 5pm

Washington, DC

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9/11/2019

Annual Legislative Conference (CBC)

The CBCF Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. ... Join subject experts, industry leaders, elected officials and citizen activists to explore today's issues from an African-American perspective.

9am - 5pm

Washington, DC