Alexis Ettinger

Alexis Ettinger

Director, Impact and Partnerships, Leadership Programs

Alexis Ettinger is Director, Impact and Partnerships for the Leadership Division at the Aspen Institute. She leads a portfolio of partnerships, programs, and strategic initiatives to accelerate the impact and future growth opportunities of the Division and its global network of leaders. Alexis has spent her career developing and investing in entrepreneurial approaches to social change, with a strong focus on building cross-sector collaborations and ecosystems. Prior to the Aspen Institute, 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 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: Innovators for the Public, where she supported a network of over 2,000 social entrepreneurs globally. A New Jersey native, Alexis has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a proud parent of two young boys.