Activist & Co-Founder of I Am That Girl
Alexis Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, media personality, activist, and author. She is a proud Latina originally from Texas with her biological father being from Mexico. Alexis grew up with four older brothers and moved to Los Angeles where she completed her undergrad and Master's both from USC.
Alexis wrote the book I Am That Girl, revealing what she's learned from a career of listening to and helping girls around the world figure out those questions in order to inspire them to think for themselves, to speak their truth, to discover their purpose, and to dream HUGE! She followed that book with Joy Hunter, a soulful memoir that traces Alexis’s quest to reclaim her voice and find wholeness within after suffering a devastating loss.
Alexis has a passionate, online community of over 1.2M+ people. She has hosted a TV show on the Red Carpet and worked on shows at Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS, MTV, and TLC. Alexis also created ProtectHer, an educational program for men on the importance of respecting women and has been invited to speak in locker rooms, board rooms, and war rooms all over the country.
Alexis’ TEDx talk has had 1M+ views and her ProtectHer documentary is currently being aired on Amazon Prime. Alexis has been a consultant for NETFLIX and executive produced A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story which received nine out of nine film festivals awards after its debut at SXSW. Living at the intersection of activism and entertainment, Alexis has been invited to speak at The White House, The United Nations, Harvard, Stanford, USC, West Point, The Naval Academy, ESPN, NIKE, Facebook, Google, DELL, SXSW Main stage, The NFL and The Girl Scouts.
Alexis won the Jefferson Award, the United State's highest national honor for public service alongside others such as RBG, Steve Jobs, and Oprah. She has been featured as Oprah’s #SuperSoul100, AOL’s MAKERS, was an Ambassador for L’Oreal’s STEM initiative, DELL’s #Inspire100 List, Fast Company’s “Female Trailblazers," ESPN’s “Pop Culture’s Top Ten,” Girl Scout’s Woman of Distinction and highlighted as one of the five most influential women in Texas as a Profiles in Power winner.
Fun facts: Alexis survived 33 days as a contestant on the hit CBS TV show Survivor, has backpacked to 50+ countries, traversed all seven continents, hiked 150 miles to the Basecamp of Mt. Everest, said YES to the Dress, is an ordained minister and won the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right.
The hottest topic in sports today isn’t Heisman hopefuls or the latest BCS rankings; unfortunately headlines are highlighting Ray Rice, sexual assault on campuses and at corporations, and other forms of domestic violence. While there is endless media attention about the problem, few people are discussing tangible solutions. In this incredibly important presentation, Alexis Jones starts what becomes an ongoing dialogue, asking young men the simple question, What kind of man will you choose to be? Having worked at ESPN and Fox Sports, Alexis speaks “dude” with exceptional ease. Based on her recent talk at NIKE to the top 18 high school quarterbacks in the country for ESPNU’s show Elite 11, Alexis goes much deeper than simply making audiences aware of the issues. Through tangible action steps and community building, Alexis shares how to be verbal, vulnerable, and honest – highlighting the fact that in order for men to respect women, men first have to respect themselves.
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.