Alexis Ettinger serves as Chief of Staff and Managing Director of the Leadership Division at the Aspen Institute, advancing the work of values-based leadership globally. She is a passionate and experienced leader of organizations advancing social change, with a strong focus on leveraging networks, cross-sector collaborations, and entrepreneurial approaches. Most recently, Alexis was the director for social innovation at Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, where she led a mobile health enterprise in India. Previously, she was the head of strategy at the Skoll Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s Said Business School, designing programs and partnerships to support social ventures and systems-level impact initiatives. She’s has also worked on designing a gender-lens investing initiative at Criterion Institute, building a global coalition for government impact investing with the Global Social Progress Imperative, and advancing thought leadership for the field through writing and speaking on these topics. She started her career at Ashoka, where she supported a network of over 2,000 social entrepreneurs globally. Alexis has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the proud mom of two young boys and resides in Washington DC.
Chief of Staff and Managing Director, Leadership Division