Andi Stevenson is a speaker, facilitator and consultant working nationwide from her home base in North Carolina. Her keynote speeches and workshops focus on the causes of perfectionism and the tools to fight it; the value of being a courageous rookie and lifelong learner; and the leadership lessons drawn from her time as a competitive amateur ballroom dancer. She encourages her audiences, especially women, to celebrate the beautifully imperfect and resist the overwhelming societal pressure to be all things to all people.
She is the founder and chief executive of Stevenson Wallace LLC, which leads strategic planning, organizational development and stakeholder engagement projects for small businesses, nonprofits and government clients. She most recently served as executive director of the Lee Institute (Charlotte), president of Community School of the Arts (Charlotte) and vice president of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Philadelphia).
Being a rookie creates a map to the land beyond our comfort zones, and having that map makes the return trips easier.
A native Texan, Andi earned degrees from Texas A&M University (BA in English and political science) and Queens University of Charlotte (MBA). Her community activities and volunteer interests have included arts and culture; animal rescue and welfare; and racial and gender inclusion and equity.