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Alexis Maybank has dedicated her career to building innovative and compelling online e-commerce experiences for consumers. Most recently, Alexis founded Project September, an online immersive visual shopping experience. In 2007, Alexis and a founding team launched Gilt, revolutionizing the landscape of luxury e-commerce and the way millions shop online. As founding CEO, she oversaw all aspects of the company's development from idea to nearly a million members, and has also held the roles of chief strategy officer; chief business development officer; president, Gilt home and kids divisions; and chief marketing officer. Alexis is also the co-author of The New York Times bestselling book, "By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop". Prior to Gilt, Alexis was general manager of AOL's e-commerce businesses. In 1998, she became an early member of the eBay team, where she joined the company's first strategic planning group led by co-founder Jeff Skoll. She launched and ran eBay Canada in 1999, which became Canada's largest e-commerce business, and helped found eBay Motors in late 2000. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Springboard Enterprises' Media/Tech Council. She also serves as director for the National Audubon Society and Girls Who Code. Alexis was named to Crain's "40 Under 40", , awarded Ernst and Young's "New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award", was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame by the Direct Marketing Association, and received the Endeavor Entrepreneur of the Year award. She has received numerous fashion industry awards and recognition, from the Accessories Council for Retail Innovation award to the Huffington Post Style Game Changer and Footwear News Achievement Award for e-Tailer of the Year. She has spoken broadly on the topics of ecommerce, digital marketing, social media and CRM including at Shop.org, the National Retail Federation Annual Convention, TechCrunch Disrupt, and many more. Alexis holds a B.S. and MBA from Harvard. She is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.