Alexa Carlin

Alexa Carlin is on a mission to make a difference in at least one persons life every single day. Through her authentic energy and impactful stories, Alexa empowers students to push through obstacles, develop a positive mindset, and build unwavering courage and confidence.


▪Authenticity ▪Character Development ▪Fraternity & Sorority Life ▪Leadership ▪Motivation & Inspiration ▪Personal Growth ▪Recruitment ▪Self Esteem ▪Women’s Issues & Empowerment


▪Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
▪The Confidence Spectrum
▪Confidence: The Key to Recruitment Success




At 17, she was a CEO.  At 21 she had a 1 percent chance to live. Today, Alexa Carlin is empowering and teaching young leaders how to succeed.

Alexa combines her authentic speaking style with practical strategies and memorable stories to drive impactful change on both a personal and professional level.

Genuine by nature, caring at heart: Alexa’s passionate yet entertaining style and message speaks to students at their own level, helping them understand the true potential they hold.

Her stories connect. Her lessons inspire. Best of all- Alexa’s words stick.


Alexa’s Bio

At 17, she was a CEO.  At 21 she had a 1 percent chance to live. Today, she is empowering and teaching young leaders how to succeed.

Alexa Carlin is a nationally renowned public speaker, Founder & CEO of the Women Empower Expo (WEX), and Creator of the speaker training program, Inspired from a blog she started while in college, Alexa launched the Women Empower Expo (WEX) in 2016 and grew it to become the largest event for female entrepreneurs and change leaders in South Florida and Washington D.C. within its first year.

Alexa has been featured on FOX, ABC, CBS, Cheddar TV and The Oprah Winfrey Network. She was also on the cover of Meetings & Conventions Magazine being named 1 of 15 “Young Millennial Go-Getters To Watch” and named one of the “Most Powerful Women In Fort Lauderdale” by Gold Coast’s Fort Lauderdale Daily.

Alexa’s drive to make a difference was inspired after a near-death experience that happened during her senior year at the University of Florida in 2013 leaving her with a 1% chance of living. This experience inspired Alexa to share her story vulnerably to audiences all over the world through public speaking. Her authentic message of resilience and empowerment has led her to grow an engaged following of over 50,000 people on social media.


Alexa’s Blogs

The following are past entries Alexa has written for the CAMPUSPEAK Speaker’s Voice Blog


“Alexa was different. She allowed herself to be vulnerable so that her audience could relate to her, so that we could truly understand her story and its importance. Alexa’s keynote was truly an experience I won’t forget, she is truly an inspiration- a self made success who has made it her mission to help any and everyone she can to better their lives.”

Senior Undergraduate Leader

University of Missouri, St. Louis

“We’ve had several speakers come to our campus, but Alexa has been one of the most inspirational speakers to date. By sharing her story and integrating it with an action plan, she was able to make connections with our students that will undoubtedly last a long time. Her keynote was engaging and provided individuals with a rewarding experience, knowledge, and much reflection as they continue their journeys. The students and staff have provided us with nothing but positive feedback.”

Le Bailey

Eastern Oregon University

“The student body greatly enjoyed Alexa Carlin’s talk. They filed into the room apprehensive and unsure but by the end of the talk left feeling motivated, inspired, and confident. Students had nothing put praise for Alexa and were excited to meet her and get in touch on social media. Her story of trials, tribulations and triumphs proved to students that they can accomplish their wildest dreams and that no goal is out of reach!”

Kellie Nostrant

Eastern Oregon University


“Alexa’s passion was amazing and our student participants only had wonderful things to say about their experience. Speaking as a staff member, Alexa was a pleasure to work with! Her professionalism throughout her entire visit to our campus was highly appreciated, and I look forward to the opportunity to have Alexa back to campus as a guest speaker for more of our leadership conferences.”

Xavier Blackwell

University of Missouri- St. Louis



“Tri Sigma seeks to empower women to change the world, so when we were looking for an opening keynote address for our Recruitment Summit, Alexa was a perfect fit.  She set the tone for the leadership weekend by inspiring the women in attendance to recognize the power of personal confidence.  She made true connections with the students and received only positive feedback.”

Katelyn Whitty

Director of Growth Initiatives- Sigma Sigma Sigma



Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

You have a goal in mind, an idea you’re passion about, a job to do in your organization, but now what? Where do you start? How do you overcome daily obstacles from performing well in school, being involved, making an impact and having a social life?

There will always be obstacles and challenges that come our way and for our entire lives we are taught on how to “overcome obstacles”, but Alexa has found a better solution. In this impactful keynote Alexa not only empowers students to get started, but she challenges their way of thinking and provides actionable tools and steps to turn any idea into reality- regardless of the obstacles they face.

Our obstacles can do one of two things, they can either stop us or propel us- Alexa wants to ensure you choose the latter. Audiences will learn the framework on how to push through challenges, develop a positive mindset, and create a customized action plan to achieve any goal whether that’s planning a fundraiser for their organization, getting the job of their dreams, or pursuing an entrepreneurial idea.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • the three elements to push through obstacles and challenges,
  • how to develop a positive and healthy mindset for growth,
  • how a perception of circumstances often dictates reality,
  • how to identify their strengths and challenge their way of thinking,
  • how limiting-beliefs influence academic and extra-curricular choices and how to switch those beliefs to positive ones,
  • how to focus and create an action plan for success,
  • the importance of focusing on meaningful work and making an impact in the lives of their peers and their community,
  • how to feel empowered to turn their passion into purpose,
  • the importance of their own stories and why we need to share those stories with others
The Confidence Spectrum

Let’s be honest, being confident is hard. Think back to the last time you felt most confident. What were you doing, who were you with, what do you think impacted your level of confidence?

In today’s society, it’s so easy to fall into the comparison mindset. Women are inundated with messages and the pressure to be perfect that it can become paralyzing and create an unhealthy competitive environment.

As the Founder of the largest event for female entrepreneurs and change leaders, Alexa has discovered that the key to success is empowering women to collaborate versus compete. In order to achieve this students must first develop their own self-confidence and understand their worth.

In this empowering and inspiring keynote,  Alexa helps students connect and collaborate while offering tools to develop their own self-confidence, learning how to break through the fear holding them back from becoming an authentic leader.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • strategies on how to build unwavering confidence,
  • how to identify when they feel most confident and how they can build upon it when put in new situations,
  • how to overcome the need for outside validation,
  • techniques to break through the fear of judgement, failure, and feeling unworthy,
  • how to create an inclusive and supportive community,
  • why women need to support one another and how collaboration drives positive change,
  • the importance of vulnerability and how to practice it,
  • how to create stronger relationships and the importance of building real connections in their personal and professional life.
Confidence: The Key to Recruitment Success

It’s time for recruitment and members, new and active, can already feel the pressure and stress. Why is this? Why does an exciting process like becoming part of a sorority or adding new members to your organization who may become a friend for life cause so much stress? It should be an exciting time but instead, the pressures of society have allowed women to feel doubtful, fearful and insecure. Recruitment has been a process of putting on a “face” to impress other women, instead of opening up authentically and vulnerably to find your true new home.

You get asked the same questions like if you watched the latest season of the Bachelor or what are you majoring in, but how does this really determine if someone is right for your chapter? Unfortunately, pressures from society and greek life have caused many women to go into recruitment putting on a front they think will impress others instead of being their true selves. They dress a certain way, speak a certain way and ask questions that are common to fit in. But isn’t the goal of rush, whether you are an active member or potential new member, to find a group of women who will support you, become your friends and help you become the best version of you possible? If we continue focusing on the system of the way things have always been done, we will continue to run into the same problems.

It’s time for a change and to achieve this change you must focus on two things, connection and confidence. For true connection to occur, we must change the narrative and begin asking people who they are versus just what they do or like. The other side of this equation is confidence, we must not only be confident in ourselves but we must help other women feel confident when around us. When you can achieve these two things during the recruitment process, you won’t only enjoy the process but you will be able to recruit members that truly fit your chapter and create an environment of true sisterhood.

In this keynote, Alexa shares how to achieve connection and confidence during recruitment and shows how to implement small but impactful changes in your chapter to achieve true recruitment success.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • how to gain confidence in themselves during the recruitment process
  • how to create authentic and meaningful conversations
  • how to identify values of their chapter and how to stand by those values during recruitment
  • ways to create a positive environment during the recruitment process to help achieve true sisterhood with current and potential new members