VALEISHA BUTTERFIELD JONES

Global Head of Inclusion for Google and the Co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)

An award-winning executive, activist and author, Valeisha formerly served as the National Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration, as the Executive Director 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 has been recognized as one of our country’s most respected leaders in business and philanthropy, including Forbes Magazine (2016), the City of New York’s Leadership Award (2015), the New York Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Leadership Award (2015), City & State’s Top 25 Women in Leadership Award (2014), The Jessie Banks Foundation’s Humanitarian Award (2014), Essence Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Women’s Leadership Award (2012), Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 Award (2012), Elle Magazine’s Top 25 Most Inspiring Women (2015), TheRoot100 (2012 and 2016), Glamour Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine.
Valeisha is a wife, mom, graduate of Clark Atlanta University, podcast host of Off The Record with Valeisha and the author of the highly-acclaimed book The Girlprint, a career mentorship guide for young women.