Madison Butler

Member Since 2022

Madison Butler

Chief People Officer


Austin, Texas Area

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.


  • Human Resources
  • Corporate Development
  • Corporate Strategy


September 16th, 2022

Independent Creators: How to Scale Your Business While Maintaining Your Autonomy

Staying autonomous as your business scales up requires a strong understanding of yourself and your mission — and trust in your team to carry out that mission.

August 31st, 2022

The Power of Health Equity and How to Attain It

Is healthcare really a benefit if your population avoids using it?

August 9th, 2022

Code-Switching: We Are Never Getting Back Together

Showing up wholly as yourself is not without risk.

July 19th, 2022

10 Ways to Get Out of 'Hustle Culture' and Find Better Balance

'Grinding' can only get you so far if you don't also make time for yourself.



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