AUTHORS

Alexa Clay is a writer, culture hacker and innovation strategist.

A leading expert on subculture and innovation from unlikely places, Alexa is the Co-Founder of the League of Intrapreneurs — a movement designed to spark corporate social revolution. She is currently powering up a movement for a do-it-yourself economy across small town America in partnership with the BLK SHP.

As a steward of Wisdom Hackers, Alexa has built a global community delving into life's burning questions. She is Co-Founder and Director of The Human Agency, a collective working to incubate breakthrough ideas for humanity.

Previously, Alexa pioneered work at Ashoka focusing on new economy, job creation, and scaling social innovation. She has also led research and analysis on social innovation models in the health, energy, and finance sectors and worked with leading Fortune 500 companies on sustainability and innovation strategy.

A prominent international speaker and writer, Alexa has been a featured speaker at SXSW, Tech Open Air Berlin, WFMU, Columbia University, Power to the Pixel, Google, Harvard Business School, HEC-Paris, and re:publica. She has written and appeared in Dazed and Confused, Harvard Business Review, Aeon, Fast Company, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, VICE, Forbes, and MTV.

Alexa received her BA from Brown University and a MSc. from Oxford University. When not operating in the world as Alexa, you can find her channeling the Amish Futurist, an alter ego bringing Socratic inquiry to the tech scene.

She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Arlington, Virginia and now lives between Berlin and New York.

For speaking inquiries contact Deborah@propela.co.uk

Kyra Maya Phillips is a writer and social innovation specialist.

She has written for and appeared in publications around the world, including Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, Dazed and Confused, MTV, The Irish Times, Le Monde, Cool Hunting, The Telegraph and The Huffington Post.

She is a regular speaker, commentator and consultant on the topics of innovation, creativity and change management, and has worked with a diverse range of organisations, including Barclays, Barclaycard, ALDI, Nike, Eight Inc., USTWO and many others. She has given talks at The Conference, the London School of Economics, University of Bristol, The Stranger Collective and many others on the power of looking for inspiration in unlikely places.

She is a co-founder of The Point People, a collective of innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs committed to driving systemic change for a more equitable society. In the past, Kyra worked as a journalist at The Guardian, as a consultant at SustainAbility, and as a project manager at Business in the Community. She is a graduate of The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Together with her friend, Nico Luchsinger, she curates Snail Mail, a slow monthly newsletter which only shares long-lasting, in-depth content. For The Point People, she writes a weekly newsletter called Marginalia, which compiles content spanning a variety of topics including philosophy, art, literature, science, music and psychology.

She grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and Miami, Florida, and now lives in London with her husband and son.