Visionary women of Houston: Valerie Madison


As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Defender celebrates some visionary women to watch. They are making a difference in Houston and beyond and succeeding in various walks of life. From the boardroom to the courtroom, they see where they want to be in the future and are taking the necessary steps to get there. They inspire others to achieve a common goal and have a knack for developing strong relationships.

They are focused, disciplined, creative, resilient, persistent and positive. They know the importance of family and care about their communities. They make “bold, boss moves” on a regular basis, another reason why they are women of vision.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Public Relations and Advertising with a Minor in Organizational Communication from Texas Southern University

Occupation: Communications Specialist and Event Coordinator, Founder of Ladies Love and HER at Texas Southern University

Motto/ Philosophy: “Life is so much better when you work hard, are kind to others and spread love!”

What makes her visionary:  I use my creativity, kind heart and connections to help better the lives of and connect others of all backgrounds, ages and situations. From women empowerment to voter engagement and entertainment to philanthropy, I love to create and coordinate events that truly make the lives of others better by connecting, inspiring, educating and truly enjoying life.

Bold, boss moves: Being BOLD at only 20 years old I was able to inspire 183 students to walk miles from Texas Southern University to participate in a March to the Polls where they practiced their right to vote during one of the most critical elections that re-elected President Barak Obama.