Alexia Vernon

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Creator of Step into Your Moxie® and Women’s Leadership Expert


Dubbed a “Moxie Maven” by the White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to women’s communication and leadership development, Alexia Vernon is the founder and president of Step into Your Moxie. A certified women-owned and disability-owned business, Step into Your Moxie helps organizations develop their people, their communication strategy and training, and create messaging that calls in the right employees, customers, and opportunities. Alexia’s ‘secret sauce’ is showing leaders how to develop the mindset and skillset to be present with the discomfort that often comes up when speaking—especially during high-stakes communication and presentations. Alexia’s mission is to ensure her clients and audience members can walk into any room, conversation, or onto any stage and speak up for themselves, their important ideas, and call people to take action.

Since winning the Miss Junior America competition as a college freshman, Alexia has delivered transformational keynotes and programs for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, government and educational institutions, professional associations, the United Nations, colleges and universities, and she is a TEDxWomen speaker. Alexia has contributed to media such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS,,,, European Business Review, and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia is the author of the award-winning book, Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World.

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Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World
Speak with Moxie: Persuasive Conversations That Inspire Action
We're Listening: How Companies Champion Women Post #MeToo
Allyship: The Pathway to a Workplace That Works for All


Alexia is a powerful example to the next generation of women. Gabrielle Bernstein, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Alexia spoke at our virtual conference with great effect! She was incredibly easy to work with, from planning through execution, and the dynamic content and expert presentation skills she brought to the 200+ person audience were very well received and inspiring. Medtronic
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. City of Las Vegas
Alexia, your presentation was a sweeping success! Our franchisees raved about you and felt everything you shared was highly relevant to their businesses. We are so grateful for having your talents! Gymboree