Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit


Speaker: Alexandra Levit

New York Times Writer and Business Author

Speech Topics Include:

  • They Don’t Teach Corporate in College
  • Managing the Millennials
  • Communicating Across the Generations
  • Find a Soulcheck, Not a Paycheck
  • Women and 21st Century Leadership
  • The Future of the Workplace to 2025


Keynote speaker Alexandra Levit’s goal is to help people succeed in meaningful jobs, and to build relationships between organizations and top talent. A former nationally syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a current writer for the New York Times, Alexandra has authored several books, including the bestselling They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, How’d You Score That Gig?, Success for Hire, MillennialTweetNew Job, New You, and Blind Spots.

Since serving as a member of Business Roundtable’s Springboard Project, which advised the Obama administration on current workplace issues, speaker Alexandra Levit produced the critically acclaimed JobSTART 101, a free online course that better prepares college students and graduates for the challenges of the workplace, and a U.S. Department of Labor course that helps military veterans transition to the civilian workforce.

Alexandra consults, writes, and explores leadership development, career and workplace trends on behalf of Microsoft, American Express, Intuit, and DeVry University.  She has spoken at hundreds of organizations around the world including the American Management Association, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campbell Soup, McDonalds, and Whirlpool.

Alexandra is also a frequent national media spokesperson and is regularly featured in outlets including the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, CNBC, Forbes, the Associated Press, and Glamour. speaker Alexandra Levit was just named an American Management Association Top Leader for 2014 and has also been Money Magazine’s Online Career Expert of the Year and the author of one of Forbes’ best websites for women.

A member of the Northwestern University Council of 100 and the Young Entrepreneur Council, speaker Alexandra Levit just received the prestigious Emerging Leader Award from her alma mater.  The award honors a Northwestern graduate under 35 who had made a significant impact in her field and in society.  She resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Stewart and their two young children.

They Don’t Teach Corporate in College 
This session for twenty-something’s will advise on developing an effective corporate persona, including how to make a positive first impression on business contacts and how to practice strong communication and diplomacy with colleagues.

Managing the Millennials 
This session for Baby Boomer and Generation X managers will provide an overview of the attitudes, behaviors, expectations, and communication styles of today’s twenty-somethings and will explore tactics for recruiting and effectively retaining them long-term.

Communicating Across the Generations 
This session for employees of all ages will share some of the communication frustrations between the four generations currently in the workforce and provide attendees with concrete strategies to build a better sense of community in the organization.

Combating the 10 Myths of Business Success 
This session will offer guidance for surviving and thriving in a post-recessionary business climate that eschews controversy, office politics, and quickly promotions and is returning to an emphasis on traditional workplace values like trust and direct communication.

Effective Social Media Use for Professionals
This session will advise on the real-time social media environment your managers and employees are faced with, including what policies to put in place and what the individual should be encouraged and discouraged from posting online.

Find a Soulcheck, Not a Paycheck 
This session will focus on how to get your dream career started on the right foot, including how to do a simple but effective self-assessment, how to identify skills, how to scope out opportunities and network in a chosen career, and how to tailor a resume that will stand out despite a lack of industry experience.

Women and 21st Century Leadership 
This session will educate attendees on the essential leadership capabilities women must develop if they are to be successful in a rapidly changing workforce, including innovation, flexibility, diplomacy, and people management.

The Future of the Workplace to 2025 
This session will include up-to-the-minute trend information on how the workplace, organizations, and employees are going to change in the next 10-20 years, and will address strategies professionals should employ today so that they can be competitive in the workplace of tomorrow



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