Senior Cloud Engineer
3Cloud Solutions

Alexandra Holien (she/they) is the VP of Revenue & Strategy and Deputy Director of Ada Developers Academy, a non-profit, entirely cost-free coding school for underrepresented gender-expansive adults and women. Ada exists to provide a pathway to tech for folks historically denied access, prioritizing individuals from the Black, Latine, Indigenous, Pacific Islander and LGBTQIA+ communities. As a Black woman in tech, Alexandra is passionate about bringing more Black people into the industry and fiercely believes that diversity without equity is simply oppression in a new pair of heels.

At Ada, Alexandra oversees all philanthropic and fee-for-service giving within the organization, as well as communications, internship experience and alumni services. She works closely with the CEO and Ada team to develop growth and impact strategy. Part of Alexandra’s work focuses on developing new programming to improve the tech industry at large. Alexandra is on a mission to change the tech industry and the face of tech at the same time – she’s thrilled to be part of an organization that achieves both gorgeous individual impact and big-picture industry change.

Prior to joining Ada in 2015, Alexandra worked in sales, recruiting and project management. Alexandra received her Masters in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington in 2015, wanting to marry her passion for economic and social justice with her natural sales ability.

Alexandra is dedicated to being a leader and building a better world for her kids, herself and her community. Outside of work, Alexandra can be found escaping the city to find some sun, tapping into higher powers with tarot and energy work, and finding her Black girl joy whenever she can. Alexandra’s vision for the future? Uninterrupted Black abundance and joy.

Summits Attended: 2022 SF

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.