Madison Butler

DEI Truthteller, HR Change Maker

Madison Butler, DEI Truthteller, HR Change Maker

Madison Butler works with organizations to create equitable spaces and scalable strategies that achieve psychological safety. Through this work, she helps embed the principles and practices of equity into the DNA of the business structure and process. She is an outspoken advocate for mental health, removing the stigma around trauma, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the ability to be “human at work.” She is passionate about facilitating difficult conversations through storytelling, data, and tough empathy.

As the Founder and CEO of Blue Haired Unicorn, VP of People + Impact at GRAV, and COO for Seapine, Madison is committed to deconstructing the status quo and rebuilding corporate America, one organization at a time. Her mission is to ensure that no one feels like corporate spaces were not made for them—and that they can live, work, and exist out loud.

In December 2021, she launched the Black Speakers Collection, which was featured in publications including Forbes and PCMA’s Convene.

Session Information

Main Stage Keynote: Intersectionality & Events: What Your Audience Needs to Belong & Thrive

Wednesday, June 8
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST).

Building inclusive events and workplaces isn’t a “one size fits all” strategy. So, how can you truly welcome everyone—and invite all voices to the table? In this fireside chat DEI Truth Teller and workplace changemaker Madison Butler will reveal what it means to create welcoming, psychologically safe spaces by breaking down intersectionality in all its forms—and showing you ways to better understand, answer, and celebrate the unique individuals who attend your meetings and experiences. Learn how you can effectively determine what your attendees and colleagues need to thrive–and walk away with empowering advice for how you can also show up as and care for yourself in the process.

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