Alexis Kanda-Olmstead (AKO)

Hello and welcome to AKO Collective! I am so excited to meet you. With the conviction that the world needs brave women, I invite you to join me. 

Started as a mommy blog, my work now encompasses women’s leadership workshops, mother-daughter art classes, women’s group coaching and a number of other creative ventures. 

Outside of AKO Collective, I work at a dreamy job, raise two children to be amazing humans, and live in partnership with my husband of almost seventeen years.

All of that sounds really perfect, but it’s not. I get through with strong coffee and a glass of red wine every night. 

I am a lover of books, Beyonce, reclaimed wood, sketch pads and really sharp #2 pencils. Women entrepreneurs fascinate me, so you’ll often find me wandering around locally-owned businesses for inspiration.

I don’t have any hobbies per se, unless you count trying to change the world. (If I could be anyone, I would be Wonder Woman, just with more clothes on.)


What costume?

My writing is a great way to get to know me, so I’ve listed below some of my favorite pieces. 

For more info about me, check out LinkedIn for the professional version. (You can also find me on Facebook or subscribe to my blog for the real version.)