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Alexis Jones      

Female Empowerment Activist & Author of "I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, & #bethatgirl"

Alexis Jones is an all-American, southern belle, Texas tomboy. She grew up in Austin (with four older brothers) and moved to Los Angeles where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Masters in Communication Management, both from the University of Southern California. Lex hosted a TV show on the Red Carpet, worked at Fox Sports, ESPN, was a contestant on the hit CBS reality TV show Survivor and a Coach for the MTV show MADE.

Leveraging her entertainment background as a vehicle to empower youth, Lex launched I AM THAT GIRL, and quickly became an internationally recognized speaker, media personality, activist, and author. She has established herself as a thought leader for her generation and an expert on Gen Y. Recently, after being asked to speak to the 18 most influential high school quarterbacks in the country for an ESPNU TV show called Elite 11, she transitioned into empowering young women, through the empowerment of young men. Lex is working to broaden the narrow definition of “manhood” and instill in young men, the importance of respecting the girls and women in their lives.

Lex was invited to the White House to discuss a Healthy Media initiative and is working on another initiative involving the most influential men in sports. She has spoken to more than 250,000 youth in person, and many more online, regarding personal and professional development, leadership, activism, social entrepreneurism and personal empowerment. Recent lectures have included the United Nations, The White House, Harvard Business School, Stanford, NYU Stern, NASA Innovation Summit, Elite 11, ESPN, NIKE, University of Florida, and Girl Scouts of America.

She has been featured as one of AOL’s MAKERS along with Oprah Winfrey, Hilary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and Sheryl Sandberg. She was highlighted as an Ambassador for L’Oreal’s new STEM initiative, for Secret’s “Mean Stinks” anti-bullying campaign, listed as one of DELL’s #Inspire 100 List, Fast Company’s “Female Trailblazers”, ESPN’s “Pop Culture’s Top Ten,” and recently as a Profiles in Power winner from Austin Business Journal. Her book, I am That Girl, was published February 4th, 2014 with endorsements from Hilary Duff, Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, Kate Bosworth and Bryce Dallas Howard. Lex is launching her “ProtectHer: Redefining Manhood” speaking tour to locker rooms across the country in January 2015.

Speech Topics

Dreams to Reality: Pursuing Your Passion at All Costs

Be That Girl: Modern Girls on a Mission

Today’s expectations of beauty can leave many girls and women feeling like outsiders. However, Alexis Jones wants to redefine the meaning of “beautiful” and ignite an empowering revolution for females that will help them see themselves in a different light. This inspiring talk reveals the reality behind many of the images women see in the media and explains the pitfalls of relying on outside appearance as a measurement of self-worth. Instead, Alexis encourages girls to look inward for purpose, value, and power. What does it mean to be a powerful woman? How can you find strength in your imperfections? How can you use your unique voice to lift up other women instead of tearing them down? Alexis will answer these questions and teach you how to be that independent, confident girl who dares to lead other women into changing the world.

Leading with Passion: Trailblazing in the Twenty-First Century

“You wake up everyday, and you choose your attitude.” This is just one of the many invigorating mantras of Alexis Jones, who believes that, with the right mindset, nothing is impossible to achieve. By encouraging a brave step outside of their comfort zones and taking bold moves to overcome fear, this talk inspires audiences to destroy their former ideas of “success” and discover fresh approaches to finding their own prosperity in the new millennium.

Dreams to Reality: Pursuing Your Passion at All Costs

Social Entrepreneurism: Making Money Doing What You Love

Alexis is certainly not confined to these topics and is willing to work with her clients to create tailor-made speeches.

That Girl 101

  • Better understanding Millennial girls' thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and expectations
  • Learning about the unique pressures young girls face in a media driven, air-brushed world
  • Insight on the most effective way to communicate and build rapport with Millennials
  • Understanding how our society's unrealistic, unattainable definition of beauty is crippling our girls' confidence
  • What changes need to happen in order to produce powerful female leaders in the future

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