Dear you reading this now,
For a long time I had a very eloquent response to why I founded I AM THAT GIRL, but the most honest answer I have is because I needed it. I was a sophomore at University of Southern California and like most girls, I had a whole bag of insecurities, most of which I never talked about. One day I sat down with some of my sorority sisters and said, "We have a lot of conversations about things that don’t matter: movies, clothes, boys, etc. What if once a week, we talked about things that did matter? Would you be interested? Would you come?” The first meeting, six girls showed up. Six meetings later 347 girls were showing up in a lecture hall on USC campus. And THAT is when it dawned on me, I was in fact not alone. Our insecurities may have looked different, our struggles may have worn different masks, but at the end of the day regardless of our differences; we were more alike than we knew. And somewhere in the midst of our brave vulnerability, we made each other feel seen and heard and we felt like we belonged. I figured my college campus probably wasn’t the only place girls wanted and needed this kind of supportive sisterhood so I AM THAT GIRL was born. Six years after that "ah-ha" I would meet Emily my co-founder and with the help of 23 interns all working out of my apartment... we are now a 1.2M+ strong community and growing. So I may never meet you or sit in on one of your #ThatGirlSquad parties but- I know you- because I am you. So join our mission, rock this world and be that girl. We need you my dear, I dare say- this is where the badass girls hang out and we have been waiting for you...
More about our Founder, Lex
Alexis founded the non-profit I AM THAT GIRL (501c3), which currently has a 1.2M+ online community and chapters in 24+ countries. Alexis hosted a TV show on the Red Carpet, worked on shows at Fox Sports, ESPN, CBS, MTV, and TLC. Alexis also founded the company ProtectHer, the first ever educational program for male athletes on the importance of respecting women. Given the most recent turmoil in Hollywood, the sports world, and US politics; Alexis invites, includes and inspires both men and women to be an integral and tangible part of the solution moving forward.
Alexis has consulted for all three seasons of the most successful show in the history of NETFLIX (13 Reasons Why) 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, West Point, The Naval Academy, ESPN, NIKE, Google, Pepsi, DELL, SXSW's Main Stage, The NFL and The Girl Scouts.
Alexis most recently won The 2018 Jefferson Award, our country’s highest national honor for public service alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Bryan Stevenson. 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 on a deserted island, has backpacked to 50+ countries, hiked 150 miles to the Basecamp of Mt. Everest, is an ordained minister and won the showcase showdown on the Price is Right.
For more information about Alexis or to book her to speak at your event please visit: AlexisJones.com or email