Alexis McGill Johnson
Alexis is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of social science researchers, law professors, and culture makers focused on the role of the mind sciences in developing interventions to address issues of bias and discrimination in workplaces and other key domains. She has co-designed and authored original research and reports in the mind sciences and regularly delivers presentations and facilitates workshops in the private and public sector on the role of implicit bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat.
Alexis has led in the design of diversity and inclusion strategies for national organizations and developed empirical metrics to determine efficacy. Currently, Alexis is a Board member and former Chair of the Board of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Previously, she has served on the boards of New York Civil Liberties Union, Center for Social Inclusion, and Citizen Engagement Lab. She is a founder of the Culture Group as well as a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and in the press. During the 2004 election cycle, she served as Executive Director of Citizen Change. She holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities has taught political science at both Yale and Wesleyan Universities.