Alison Levine

Alison Levine knows what it’s like to survive (and thrive) in the world’s toughest environments. She served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, scaled the “Seven Summits,” and skied to the North and South Poles—making history along the way. Alison is available for virtual events.

Backing up is not the same thing as backing down.

In addition to climbing mountains, she also spent time climbing the corporate ladder in sales, in marketing and then on Wall Street after earning her MBA from Duke University. In her New York Times bestseller, On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments, Alison asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former adjunct professor at West Point, Alison understands what it takes to lead teams through challenging situations. She is the recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor which recognizes individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration. The Medal has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of our nation’s most prestigious awards and is annually memorialized in the Congressional Record.

On stage, Alison uses stunning imagery from her various expeditions to demonstrate how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing, and how complacency can kill you. One of today’s most dynamic and innovative speakers, she inspires audiences to push themselves further than they ever thought possible.

Fun Fact: Alison’s achievements and life story inspired Bold Missy Brewery to create a craft beer in her honor: Conquer the Route Chocolate Stout.