Meet the team
ALEXIS JONES, FOUNDER
Alexis Jones is an All American, Southern Bell, Texas tomboy. She grew up in Austin (with four older brothers) and moved to Los Angeles where she completed her Undergraduate degree in International Relations and a Masters in Communication Management, both from the University of Southern California. Alexis discovered her passion for inspiring girls and women after starring in The Vagina Monologues, a progressive women’s play, written by Eve Ensler. Following that role she hosted a TV show on the Red Carpet, worked at Fox Sports, ESPN and was a contestant on the hit CBS reality TV show: Survivor.
Leveraging her Entertainment background as a platform, Alexis 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 the 21st century women’s movement and as an expert on Generation Y. Her authenticity, contagious passion and “straight talk” style, have made Alexis a trusted voice for her generation.
Recently invited to the White House to discuss a Healthy Media initiative, Alexis and the I AM THAT GIRL team are trailblazing the women’s empowerment space with a savvy, inspiring, 21st century twist. Alexis has spent the last 4 years speaking to over 100,000 youth in person and over a million people on-line regarding personal and professional development, leadership, activism, social entrepreneurism, and women’s issues. Alexis Jones is THAT GIRL and she’s on a mission to change the world.
EMILY GREENER, CO-FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Emily’s strong leadership, strategic planning, creative marketing mind and bold personality have proven to be the key elements in her success. Obtaining a degree in Communications and Theater from Florida State University, Emily moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of creating a platform to positively influence the world.
She joined Alexis at the launch of I AM THAT GIRL in 2008 to run the organization along side her and manage her voice, vision and public persona. By utilizing an inspiring message, the entertainment industry, social media, savvy content and curriculum, she has been able to develop the strategy and branding to make an impact and inspire a huge network of supporters. Emily is embarking on changing the face of media through the launch of THAT GIRL TV and the collaboration of girls and women everywhere.