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A Woman's Ambition

A Woman's Ambition

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Do you consider ambition a dirty word? Jones claims it is up to women to change the definition to work for them.

Alexis's Biography

Dream Interview Subject: Gloria Steinem
Three Words to Describe Herself: Passionate, resilient, and relentless
Fictional Heroine: Tinkerbell
Message for Young Girls: "You're worth it. Your dreams are worth it."

As a motivational speaker and entrepreneur, Alexis Jones followed her dreams and encourages young girls to do the same. She first gained worldwide exposure as one of the final contestants on the hit CBS show Survivor: Micronesia. Her female empowerment non-profit, I AM THAT GIRL, inspires confidence in young women through community building and creating healthier alternatives to mainstream media.

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