Google’s Valeisha Butterfield Jones to Speak at Elizabethtown College
October 9, 2019   //   By:   //   Arts & Culture, Arts and Culture, Campus & Community, Campus and Community

Jones will headline the College’s annual Leffler Lecture on Nov. 7

Elizabethtown College welcomes Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Global Head of Women & Black Community Engagement at Google, to speak at this year’s Leffler Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Jones is responsible for driving systematic and measurable change to create an inclusive work culture at Google. She also focuses on enhancing equal opportunities at the company for women and African Americans.

“My biggest piece of advice is to constantly evolve and reinvent yourself,” Jones said. “In a world of scale, measurability and impact, we have to be innovative and constantly upskill ourselves to remain relevant and marketable in the changing global and digital economy.”

In addition to her work at Google, Butterfield Jones is the co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), a non-profit that provides leadership development and career placement programs while striving to promote positive images of women in society.

 

Meet Google’s Valeisha Butterfield Jones
When: Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (A book signing will follow the lecture.)
Where: Leffler Chapel & Performance Center, Elizabethtown College
For Media: Media interviews are available from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. prior to the lecture.

Butterfield Jones 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, and Glamour Magazine, among others.  She is the author of The Girlprint, a career mentorship guide for young women.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Please email lecturetickets@etown.edu or call (717) 361-4757 for tickets.

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