Alex Weiss, President

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

-Margaret Mead

 

Alex joined the Junior League of Long Beach in 2011 and has credited her personal and professional development to league trainings, and JLLB membership and community programs. Alex believes that the bonds formed and opportunities presented through membership in the Junior League are unique and vital especially considering our societal landscape. Now more than ever, we need to surround ourselves with women who lift one another up and model kind, meaningful and effective leadership. Most importantly, when women support each other, incredible things happen.

The self-esteem program Especially Me! is what lured her to join. Alex is open in sharing that she wished she would have had a group hosting programs like those of Junior League to build her self-esteem when she was a girl. Alex wholeheartedly believes that the Junior League of Long Beach is an extraordinary opportunity for growth and fulfillment in the community and in one’s self.

Alex believes that change begins through one’s thoughtful civic engagement. Born and raised in Long Beach, Alex has always believed that giving back to the community to make a difference and foster change is such a gift and is the responsibility of those who are able. She credits her life experiences and insights to her mentors and the women in her life who have provided such positive guidance – many of whom are lifelong Junior League members.

Alex received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She currently works as the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a national patient advocacy organization focused on supporting pancreatic cancer patients, improving patient outcomes, and increasing visibility and awareness of the disease. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in memory of her mom.

When not JLLB-ing or working, Alex enjoys live music, travel, boating, a good high tea or brunch and being in good company. If you want to spend quality time with her, suggest a wine tasting. There is nothing better than combining learning and wine!