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Alexis McGill-Johnson

Perception Institute
Executive Director
Alexis McGill Johnson is Executive Director of Perception Institute – a consortium of mind scientists that uses cutting-edge research to reduce discrimination linked to race, gender, and other identity differences.  A thought leader and bridge builder whose work spans politics, academia, advocacy, and culture, her work has always focused on improving the lives of young people. Prior to Perception, Alexis taught political science at Yale and Wesleyan and pioneered civic engagement models with Sean "Diddy" Combs and Russell Simmons to educate young diverse voters and increase political participation.

Alexis’s philanthropic and service work mirrors her professional passions.  She is a current board member and past National Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She is a founder of the Culture Group as well as a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and in the press.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, August 12

10:00am PDT