ALEXIS JONES | SPEAKER | AUTHOR | ACTIVIST
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.