Alexandra Ramos is the Founder and CEO of We Do It For Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Los Angeles. She founded this organization to combine her passions for athletics and philanthropy. As Pablo Picasso once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Ramos believes that everyone is born with a gift and should strive to operate in their state of flow, serving others.
Reflecting on her journey, Ramos shares two important lessons. She states, “The first lesson I’ve learned is to accept failure as part of the journey to success. The second is the importance of time management. If you don’t manage your time well, it won’t be long before someone else is managing you.” These lessons have been instrumental in her personal growth and the development of her non profit, We Do It For.
If given the opportunity to advise her younger self, Ramos would emphasize the importance of using her voice and not underestimate the impact she can have on the lives of others. She would also coach her younger self not to be a people pleaser, reminding her that not everyone will like or befriend her, regardless of her actions. Living authentically and being rooted in purpose bring a sense of peace that transcends the opinions of others.
For Ramos, being a person of influence goes beyond social media presence. She states, “To me, being a person of influence starts long before you have a presence on any social media platform. It means leading your life with authenticity and not being afraid to tell your story.” Ramos believes that true influence lies in using one’s gifts to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
We Do It For has a grand vision for the future. Ramos envisions collaborating with major sports organizations and athletes to raise funds for important causes. She says, “My vision for We Do It For is to work with major sports organizations and athletes in collaboration, raising funds for important causes such as youth sports and education, mental health and physical well-being, gender and racial equality and the environment.” By leveraging the platforms of sports organizations and athletes, We Do It For aims to generate resources and awareness for these critical areas.
Alexandra Ramos has shown the power of combining personal passions with a commitment to making a positive impact. Through her organization, she encourages individuals to find their unique gifts and use them to serve others. Ramos’s journey teaches us to embrace failure, manage our time effectively, and live authentically while striving to make a meaningful difference. As she collaborates with sports organizations and athletes, We Do It For aims to raise funds and awareness for youth sports and education, mental health and physical well-being, gender and racial equality and environmental preservation. As Ramos beautifully puts it, “The real flex is how many lives you can touch.”
This article feature is from our annual special edition issue, the L.A. STYLE Magazine Most Influential of 2023.