Madison Butler

Chief People Officer | GRAV

Madison Butler is a native New Englander who has brought her east coast energy to Texas. She is a Black, queer woman, and she is also a survivor. She is the owner/founder of Blue Haired Unicorn, a consulting agency.

Her work is focused around designing spaces and creating scalable strategies to achieve psychological safety. She is an outspoken advocate for mental health, removing the stigma around trauma and advocates for being “human at work’. She is passionate about facilitating hard conversations through storytelling, data and tough empathy.

Madison has been featured in major news outlets such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Business Insider and Der Spiegel. She has been recognized by Linkedin as a top Black voice to follow. She was also recognized as Austin’s rising star by DivInc in 2021.

She is looked upon as an expert in her field and is passionate about using her platform to have the hard conversations. 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 ever feels like spaces were not made for them because we all deserve to live out loud.

She is a start-up enthusiast and is passionate about building inclusive teams from the ground up with early stage companies. Madison is committed to helping change the narrative around what it looks like to be “human at work”, and hopes to reshape the way we look at ourselves at work and in life.

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday November 9th

Fireside Chat

Moderated by Aaron Wilmot

Everyone deserves to show up as their authentic self when it comes to their personal and professional lives. Why should we hide who we really are? When individuals and teams can come together and feel accepted, truly great things happen and great work will result. Join Madison Butler, Chief People Officer at GRAV as she talks about what it means to show up as your whole self. You can do it and you owe it to yourself. What are you waiting for?