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Alexandra R. Levit        

Global Futurist, Future of Work Consultant & Author of "They Don't Teach Corporate in College"

Alexandra Levit’s goal is to prepare organizations and their employees to be competitive and marketable in the future business world. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, and Forbes, Alexandra has authored several books, including the international bestseller They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and Humanity Works: Merging People and Technologies for the Workforce of the Future.

Alexandra recently became a partner with organizational development firm PeopleResults. She consults and writes on leadership development, human resources, technology adoption, entrepreneurship, innovation, career and workplace trends on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Canon, Deloitte, DeVry University, Intuit, SilkRoad, and Staples, and has spoken on these topics at hundreds of organizations around the world including Abbott, ADP, Bank of America, Cardinal Health, Campbell Soup, Exelon, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Human Capital Institute, McDonalds, Microsoft, PepsiCo, the Society of Human Resource Management, and Whirlpool.

In the last several years, Alexandra has conducted proprietary research on the future of work, technology adoption, the millennial generation, gender differences and bias, and the skills gap. She also served as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Defense on current employment issues.

Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. She was named an American Management Association Top Leader for two years in a row and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.

A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, Alexandra received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater. The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society. She was also just named to the Thinkers50's Class of 2019. This global organization identifies the individuals developing the most compelling business and management ideas of our age. She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.

Speech Topics

Technologies Shaping Today's Business World

This session for existing and rising leaders will cover the rapid expansion of smart technology into today's organizations. Using an interactive format, we'll provide concrete guidance on understanding and adopting more sophisticated forms of artificial intelligence, machine learning, affective computing, and productivity wearables.

Future-Proofing Your Organization for 2030

This session for leaders will explore the demographic shifts, technology advances, and evolving workforce structures shaping how work will shift in the next 10 years. We will use case studies and exercises to illustrate the power of rapid talent assembly, career customization, decomposition of jobs, reskilling and upskilling, and human/machine hybrid teaming.

Humanity Works: The Future to 2030

This session for all types of employees will address how the global workplace, organizations, and employees will change in the next 10 years. By exploring the implications of these developments, individuals will be in an excellent position to be both productive and competitive in the workforce of tomorrow.


Alexandra Levit to Keynote Top Women in Grocery Luncheon
Nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker Alexandra R. Levit will serve as the keynote luncheon speaker during the afternoon educational and networking portion of Progressive Grocer's upcoming Top Women in Grocery event and celebration, scheduled for Nov. 12, 2014, at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.

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