Georgia Southern University

Women’s Empowerment Conference Highlights “A Woman’s Worth”

ValeishaButterfield-JonesAward-winning political strategist, women’s activist and lifestyle expert, Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Women’s Empowerment Conference at Georgia Southern on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Russell Union.

The theme for this year’s conference is, “A Woman’s Worth,” and will provide diverse sessions, lectures and strategies for women to achieve academic success, personal growth and professional development.

Butterfield-Jones is no stranger to success. She is the co-founder and chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN), CEO of The Butterfield Group LLC and author of The Girlprint. She has been recognized by ESSENCE magazine, EBONY magazine, JET magazine, The Business Insider and as a leading executive in the U.S. She has been profiled by such national magazines as Glamour, Marie Claire, Lucky Magazine, Black Enterprise and Sister 2 Sister, as well as a host of television and other media outlets.

The event is open to all women in the community, and participants can register from 8 – 9 a.m. Tickets are $10 for students with school ID, and $15 for non-students. The cost includes a continental breakfast, lunch and access to all sessions.

For more event or registration information, visit the Women’s Empowerment Conference website at

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125-degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.

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