“Alexia is a powerful example to the next generation of women.”

Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author

Alexia Vernon is the author of Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to female empowerment, Alexia’s equal parts practical, poetic and playful delivery style make her a sought-after speaking and leadership coach, consultant and trainer.


After winning the Miss Junior America competition at nineteen, Alexia was thrust onto the speaking circuit. For approximately two decades, Alexia has wowed audiences across industries and sectors with her keen insights, heartfelt and moxieful storytelling, infectious humor and boundless optimism.

Wise, witty and with just the right amount of woo, Alexia Vernon’s keynotes don’t just inspire and educate, they radically shift thinking and behavior. Your audience will laugh, quite possibly cry, and above all, they will learn to speak and lead with unshakeable presence and undeniable impact - so they can leave the legacy they were born to make.

Step into Your Moxie®

A soul-stirring call-to-action for women to speak up and out—in their careers, businesses, and homes. Alexia fuses hilarious and at turns heartbreaking stories with mindful and actionable advice for women to slay diminishing self-talk and cultivate the mindset and behaviors to walk into any room (or onto any stage) and use their words to move people to action. Whether you are at the start of your career, messily shuffling between work and motherhood, or an established leader looking to develop the women behind you, this one-of-a-kind keynote will move you to speak up for yourself and the ideas and issues that matter most to you.

You Will Learn To:

  • Reconcile your desire to claim visibility with the insecurity increased visibility often triggers, so you can move forward - fast.

  • Reclaim the role of protagonist in your own story and lay the foundation for empowered self-talk and influential communication.

  • Speak your truth to communicate what you want clearly - and with empathy and compassion - so others can act on your words.

  • Adopt a growth mindset to experience setbacks as opportunities that allow you to cultivate resilience and grit.

"It’s not often I am moved beyond words… but you did it today. Thank you for kicking off the Career Services Conference with your keynote! You are certainly a master of your craft!"
Robert Shindell, Ph.D. | President & CEO, Intern Bridge


We’re Listening: How Companies Champion Women Post #MeToo

As companies across industries and sectors strengthen their policies to prevent sexual misconduct, it’s easy for organizational leaders to focus on protecting their female employees rather than on creating a culture that truly empowers them to speak up and lead. For companies to retain (and, in many cases, earn back) the trust of their women, position themselves as brands high potential women want to work with, and attract female clients and consumers, it’s time for both male and female leaders to shift from sexual harassment prevention to corporate gender responsibility.

Top Takeaways:

  • Discover the key components of an effective corporate gender responsibility initiative—and learn why having one benefits women and men.

  • Create a company culture that makes it safe for all employees to have daring conversations about gender and power.

  • Explore actionable strategies for restoring trust and addressing institutionalized and unconscious gender inequality.

Alexia has presented transformational keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies and professional associations, spoken at the United Nations and delivered a TEDx talk. She has gotten her gab on with media including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes.com, Inc.com, European Business Review and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in women’s studies and began her career teaching women’s studies at several universities. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her partner in business and life, Stephen, and their precocious, wide-eyed, preschool aged daughter, 


"Everything about Alexia’s style knocked my socks off, but what stands out most is her innate ability to meet each woman exactly where she is and move her toward achieving her goals."

Lynn Barboza | HR Manager, City of Las Vegas


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