Keynote Speaker

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Alexis Gonzales-Black

Co-Founder, Thoughtful Org Partners and former Organizational Design Lead, Zappos

Alexis led college recruiting and diversity initiatives at while also helping the e-commerce retailer transition to Holacracy. Leveraging a background in education, training, and talent, she built a force of more than 80 internal facilitators and advocates to lead the implementation of Holacracy across the company.

Prior to her work with Zappos, Alexis spent five years with the national nonprofit, Teach For America, and, in 2012, was elected to the Nevada State Board of Education, representing Congressional District 1 for two and a half years. Alexis graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Biology and currently lives in the Bay Area where she remains passionate about making the world a more awesome and equitable place to live and work.

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