Washington, DC, Friday September 17, 2010
Essence magazine’s 2nd Annual Evening of Excellence held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference was a night filled with fun and celebrity. Hosted by CNN’s Richelle Carey, Essence presented awards to Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete, Judge Glenda Hatchett, Sheila Johnson, and Warrick Dunn. The ceremony was capped off by a performance by En Vogue, and an after party with D Nice.
There are few words to describe the fruition of a dream. It’s the coming to life of something that was once just an idea, an accumulation of thoughts with a purpose, mission and vision seen but not yet actualized. On Thursday, September 2nd, I had the honor of seeing a vision unfold and a dream blossom into a reality.
My Name is… Valeisha Butterfield
The reason you are reading about me is…
I am the Co-founder of the Women in Entertainment Network (WEEN) and serve as the Chair of the National Board of Directors. I am also a political appointee in the Administration of United States President Barack Obama serving as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce. Also