Alexis Ettinger is the Senior Manager of Ventures for the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), a worldwide community of over 2300 entrepreneurial leaders from business, government and the nonprofit sectors. In a new role designed to foster the impact of the AGLN Fellow’s leadership ventures, Alexis joined the team in July 2016 to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship across the network. She manages a portfolio of partnerships, tools and programs, including action programming at the annual Resnick Aspen Action Forum, venture development support within the networks’ 14 Fellowship programs, and the Braddock Scholars mentorship program focused on scale-up support for high-impact entrepreneurs.
Alexis has spent her career developing and investing in entrepreneurial approaches to social change, with a strong focus on leveraging networks and cross-sector collaborations. 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. Alexis has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.