Who is Valeisha?

“Off the Record with Valeisha,” an unapologetic podcast for young professionals.


Valeisha Butterfield Jones is the current Head of Black Community Engagement for Google and the CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). An award-winning activist, author and executive, 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 Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Summit Action Network 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 intersection of technology, politics and entertainment. Valeisha has been recognized by Forbes Magazine, Elle Magazine’s Top 10 Women to Watch, Essence Magazine’s Top 40 under 40, Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, TheRoot100 (2x), Glamour Magazine and others. Valeisha is a wife, mom and the author of the highly-acclaimed book The Girlprint, a career mentorship guide for young women.