Renay L. Butler
Renay Butler Inc.
What have you had to change during the past year to make sure you were still “serving,” even if the approach had to change?
This past year, everything went virtual. I had to pivot in both my professional and personal life to using virtual plat- forms. I continued to serve my clients by utilizing social media “Live” features, Zoom Webinar features and Stream Yard to continue to ensure I was able to mentor, attend community-based meetings and host workshops and webinars for both youth and adults. I was able to service the nonprofit organizations that I support by purchasing items, dropping them off and/or participating in drive-by events. I also cooked meals for essential works and drop them off at their homes.
There are so many issues legislators are tackling in the Maryland General Assembly and in vari- ous organizations statewide to create change and help people success both at work and at home. Can you share some issues you are passionate about and how our network of women leaders and attendees tonight can make a diference and become advocates for change?
I am passionate about voter rights and educational equality and equity. As such, I work with Goal Grinders Foun- dation, Inc. to mentor and create educational programs for at-risk and minority teens in the areas of entrepreneurship, leadership, science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The Daily Record’s network of women can become advocates for change by helping with voter registration drives and by donating their time and resources to Goal Grinders Inc.