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Jeanay Butler

Jeanay Butler

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

My name is Jeanay Butler and I'm a highly skilled web and communications strategist who combines knowledge of digital media outreach with experience in issue-based advocacy. Proven talent in project management, issue-based digital interactive products, and managing junior employees. Highly organized, self-starter, passionate about digital communications and public health issues.

Although my background is health based, that doesn't stop me from being multi-faceted. I've created web portals to enable efficiency and developed social media and web campaigns from start to finish. I've also had the opportunity to lead a team taking on two gulf coast conference championships under my athletic belt as well as lead a high school volleyball team to a state championship as an assistant coach. In my spare time I enjoy working out, volleyball leagues and cooking homestyle New Orleans based dishes.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I'm a member because I enjoy working with other women to encourage and promote success throughout the community.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Problem solving and patience. Things will break and problems will happen. It is how you solve and fix the broken items and bring them to fruition!

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I received an award for "Doing A Lot With A Little." I am most proud of this accomplishment because I am able to work with anything I am given, big or small and accomplish any tasks that need to be done.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing project life cycles from start to finish become successful. Seeing projects that were small, come to life and become successful based on outcomes such as analytics, or testimonials.

Who are your role models?

Michelle Obama, Misty May, Kerri Walsh!

What is your morning ritual?

[Working from home] Wake up, stretch, make coffee, put in my airpods and take Henry for a small walk, feed Henry, tidy up around the apartment, make a to-do list for the day (for work and for at home) and then get the day started!

Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?

To-do lists all the time!!

What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?

Pick up as many skills, and as many ad-hoc projects as you can. Create a portfolio and build experience and never let your confidence go.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Be yourself. There will always be people who will like, and dislike you and what you do, so at the end of the day, never try to change. Just be yourself.

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