Monthly Archives: October 2014

Julie Shannan

It is with great pleasure I recommend Alexis Jones as a speaker. Alexis is personally motivated to make the world a better place for girls and women, and inspires others to do the same. As the founder and director of I Am That Girl, Alexis has created an online community that empowers girls and women to dream big! Girlstart empowers girls in math, science and technology, and I’ve seen firsthand how increased confidence can empower a girl to try new things and believe in herself. Alexis embraces that concept completely! She is a great example of someone who is positive, takes risks, and embraces challenges/obstacles. Last year Alexis was the keynote for our Expanding Your Horizons Conference, which had nearly 400 middle school girls in attendance. Alexis knocked it out of the ballpark! She managed to inspire girls to look past the outside and dig deep inside to find their true self worth. One parent commented that ‘listening to the speaker [Alexis] was very inspirational for [her daughter].’ Alexis has a rare gift! She is able to inspire her audience, and entertain them, which is critical for today’s audiences. She is a great role model for girls and women everywhere.

Julie Shannan
Deputy Director for Girlstart

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