Alycia Anderson Blog

Accessible Paths Forward within Beauty


Published: Monday January 9, 2023
Article cover of L'Oréal made a handheld, motorized device that helps people with disabilities apply lipstick. It's meant to give users independence. Women with a disability applying red lipstick using handheld, motorized devices that help people with disabilities apply lipstick.

Finding an accessible pathway forward within beauty products and fashion can be really hard, sometimes impossible. And for someone living with a disability depending on the product or look we hope to accomplish, access might be completely out of reach.Shoes don’t stay on, jeans are too hard to pull all the way up, sleeve drag … read more… Accessible Paths Forward within Beauty

2023 #Amplify!


Published: Friday January 6, 2023
alycia next to words i love dreaming big and taking daily action on the scary things goal setting is my strategic pathway to possible

The last few years I have chosen a Word Of The Year! This word has proven to drive growth personally and professionally. It keeps me motivated and on track. It is what I use to craft my daily/weekly affirmations and tasks to complete. It’s my goal off the box. It’s a path forward to reach for my … read more… 2023 #Amplify!

2022 the year of “#RISE”


Published: Saturday December 31, 2022
collage of alycia achievemnts in twenty twenty two with heading beyond grateful

2022 was the year of “#RISE” for me. At the start of each year, I commit to a theme, which is “THE” Goal of my year. It’s a single word that keeps me on track with my daily, weekly, monthly goal setting. It is how I determine wins and where I can do better. It’s a word … read more… 2022 the year of “#RISE”

The DEI Summit 2022!


Published: Tuesday December 20, 2022
ID: Alycia with a series of photos wearing blue with a tee shirt that reads The DEI Summit 2022. On Stage speaking with panel Lydia Smith, Chief Diversity Officer, Victoria’s Secret & Co and Jeff Marshall, Chief Diversity Officer, Head of Diversity & Equity & Belonging, UM Worldwide and in attendance with the conference attendees.

What a way to close my 2022 speaking tour! Last week in Memphis at The DEI Summit 2022 was EVERYTHING.  American CivilRights History, culture, learning, food, music, travel, and NETWORKING!  In attendance DEI practitioners, DEI executives, experts and thought leaders in the DEI space from companies like Google, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Victoria Secret s, NBCUniversal, Detroit Pistons, Siemens, Delta Air Lines, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital etc…the list is long and impressive to say the … read more… The DEI Summit 2022!

Women’s Council of REALTORS® “The Climb”Event!


Published: Thursday December 1, 2022
alycia wearing pok a dot black and white blouse on stage in front of projected slide getting to the heart of inclusion believe in possible

Thanks so much to Women’s Council of REALTORS® for inviting me to be the Keynote Speaker ? at “The Climb” event yesterday! Your mission in advancing women as business leaders in Real Estate and in the communities you serve was powerful to experience firsthand and the message and themes of the event inspired ME to be better and to go for my own … read more… Women’s Council of REALTORS® “The Climb”Event!

Thanks Red Hat Technologies + Diverse Abilities DEI Team!


Published: Wednesday November 16, 2022
alycia in front of her virtual workstation delivering to red hat

Thanks so much Red Hat Diverse Abilities DEI Team and the Red Hatters that attended my Disabling Ableism MicroLearning Series  (5 sessions) designed to introduce the inherent benefits of disability inclusion lessons. on #Ableism, #LanguageMatters, #Accessibility, #Innovation and more! Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions! Definitely check them out! ?? It was super apparent that Red Hats commitment to hire creative, passionate people … read more… Thanks Red Hat Technologies + Diverse Abilities DEI Team!

Thanks for Having Me-Confluent!


Published: Monday November 14, 2022
ID: Alycia waving with Confluent AccessAbility Team on a zoom presentation blue screen getting ready to give her #DisablingAbleism#Keynote to the Team. We are all smiling and excited!

You guys…I’m having so much fun ? doing this advocacy work of disability inclusion in the workplace! I’m literally meeting the most amazing people, who work for the coolest organizations, that have the best ❤️s. People and companies who are making such a difference for their teams and customers by being intentional in amplifying diverse voices. And in this … advancing a greater level of knowledge, understanding … read more… Thanks for Having Me-Confluent!

Fleishman Hillard DEI Summit 2022


Published: Thursday November 3, 2022
ID: Alycia sitting ready to speak in her studio wearing black and smiling big excited to be at the event!

Thanks so much for inviting me to speak at your DEI Summit 2022 today FleishmanHillard! ? The theme “Agents of #Change” was so good! Inspiring teams to leverage #Strengths and #Superpowers to find paths forward in reaching personal and professional goals and dreams! LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for embracing my message of #DisablingAbleism and for creating space for #Disability#Inclusion and #Accessibility within your organization and beyond! ID: … read more… Fleishman Hillard DEI Summit 2022

Employment is a basic human right.


Published: Monday October 31, 2022
ID: Alycia wearing all black with a bun in hair smiling pushing her wheelchair up a ramped hill.

Employment is a basic human right. Accessibility is a basic human right. Earning a Livelihood is a basic human right. Inclusion is a basic human right. And because of Ableism somehow it’s been acceptable through milenia to not offer basic human rights to those with Disabilities (invisible or visible) in the Workplace. This is an uphill battle and there is so much room to … read more… Employment is a basic human right.

Voting Accessibility


Published: Monday October 24, 2022
ID: Alycia wearing a brown hate and white striped shirt with her I voted sticker on her shirt smiling.

I support Equitable Access to vote! People with disabilities face a ton of barriers in Voting Accessibility. Barriers such as a total lack of Accessible Polling locations and machines or restrictions on absentee voting practices. Imagine making your way to vote and there is no access to enter the polling station with your assistive devices such as your wheelchair or … read more… Voting Accessibility