Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She not only served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, but she also climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles — a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world have achieved.
In addition to having tackled some of the most challenging environments in the outdoors, Levine has also spent more than two decades climbing the corporate ladder. She worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, earned an MBA from Duke University, and spent three years working for Goldman Sachs. Levine currently works as an adjunct instructorat the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership and is a strategic advisor for the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point. Levine is the author of the New York Times best-seller On the Edge: The Art of High Impact Leadership (January 2014, BusinessPlus). Having spentprolonged periodsof time in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, she tackles the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty.
For more information about Alison Levine, please visit her official website: http://www.alisonlevine.com/.
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