Reproductive Healthcare is a Workplace Issue and a Business Imperative
Planned Parenthood president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson offers in-depth analysis of how access to comprehensive healthcare, including abortion, is a workplace issue – widening economic, gender, and racial inequities. Alexis shares insights for how leaders can take action in their individual and corporate capacities to achieve greater equity, create impactful policies, and stand by their values for their employees and consumers.
Companies are being called on to take action for reproductive justice, and Alexis McGill Johnson offers guidance
Planned Parenthood president and CEO ALEXIS MCGILL JOHNSON knows employers and business leaders have a major stake in preserving comprehensive healthcare access for their employees and communities. As Alexis paints a picture of what’s at stake, leveraging her decade of experience in leadership at Planned Parenthood, she provides guidance about what companies can do to protect and expand reproductive healthcare. Global companies are already taking action, creating plans and policies to support their employees, and Alexis – who is on the front lines of this work – brings substantive experience working directly with CEOs and leaders to clarify their values and stand by them. While abortion bans are widening economic, gender, and racial inequities, reproductive justice is crucial to gender equity in the workplace, making it a business imperative for groups seeking to increase equality, strengthen their organizations, and take actionable steps toward an affirmative vision of reproductive justice.
In this defining moment, Planned Parenthood president Alexis McGill Johnson shares an affirming vision for the future of reproductive rights
In this defining moment in our nation, when sexual and reproductive health care access and reproductive rights are being threatened, ALEXIS MCGILL JOHNSON is a leading voice in what comes next. As CEO and President of Planned Parenthood, Alexis McGill Johnson brings an extraordinary and rare perspective, overseeing a national affiliate structure of health care providers, millions of patients and supporters. Planned Parenthood is uniquely positioned in this work as the leading provider of sexual health care and sexual education, with 600 health centers across the U.S. serving 1 in 5 women of reproductive age in their lifetimes, and Alexis has served in PP’s leadership for over a decade. As businesses are being called on by their employees and consumers alike to clarify and stand by their values, Alexis provides clear analysis and practical insights for how leaders can take action in their individual and corporate capacities.
Access to these essential health care services and human rights directly impact workers’ ability to contribute productively to the workforce, employers’ ability to attract and retain talent, and the economic success and growth opportunities of the states in which businesses operate. With an intersectional approach to advancing sexual and reproductive health care access and equal reproductive rights – by focusing on gender, race and health equity – Alexis is building a cutting-edge organization and contributing to strengthen the sexual and reproductive health care movement to ensure access for all people, no matter what. In sought-after and compelling keynotes and conversations, Alexis provides guidance and empowerment – and shares an affirmative vision for the future of reproductive rights – which is timely, vital, and impactful for audiences of all kinds.
Alexis McGill Johnson is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to 2.4 million people each year through more than 600 health centers across the country. Planned Parenthood’s vision is a world of equity: where sexual and reproductive rights are basic human rights; where access to health care doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live; and where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life.
Alexis is a champion for social and racial justice, a respected political and cultural organizer, and a tireless advocate for reproductive freedom. She has been in Planned Parenthood’s leadership for more than a decade as PPFA board chair, Planned Parenthood Federal PAC chair, and a Planned Parenthood Action Fund board member.
A researcher by training, Alexis co-founded and co-directed the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting-edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and drive equity and belonging. She is also a thought leader on brain science and narrative change and has written extensively on equity, race, and culture.
She is a frequent commentator in the press and a keynote speaker. She serves on the boards of Color of Change’s Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and is a founder of the Culture Group. She holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities and has taught political science at Yale and Wesleyan Universities. She is the proud mom of two daughters.