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TEDx South Lake Tahoe: Here I Come!

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“Your application caught our attention, for so many different reasons. LOVED it and congratulations, you have been accepted to speak at this year’s TEDx South Lake Tahoe event!”

I did it! I have been invited to roll onto that big, beautiful, magical red dot, on the most prestigious speaking stage there is, the TEDx stage. A stage where “global thinkers gather to share ideas in hopes of changing attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world.”

This opportunity is a testament to setting goals and achieving your wildest dreams. No matter what you or society perceives your abilities to be, the possibilities are endless if you just try.

I will be delivering my talk: “Disabling Ableism: The modern pathway to inclusion.”

Differences are okay! The important thing is that we don’t favor one over the other, but celebrate each of us for our uniqueness. Ableism is everywhere you turn. It’s ingrained in society so much so, it’s overlooked or goes unnoticed, but without recognizing ableism and its effects we will never fully understand what inclusion really means. When we disable ableism, we truly begin to see people for people and then we value our differences bringing a broader outlook to our world, expanding possibilities for all!

I am so excited!

“Breaking Glass Ceilings”

Yesterday I was introduced at the Grace Hill event ” Cultivating Women Leaders in Multifamily” as a woman in leadership who is “breaking glass ceilings.” I was blown away with pride. 

Glass Ceiling is a metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that prevents a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level in a hierarchy. (Wikipedia)

To be among such an amazing group of women yesterday, panelists AND attendees and to be recognized in such a way and to be included in a metaphor of breaking barriers of high-achievement for women … humbling to say the least. 

Every single day I have a chance to use my voice on a new stage and to show what is possible for not only all women, but especially for women with disabilities who CAN get the job done. I’m beyond grateful.

Thank you Grace Hill for giving me now two at bats and giving disability a VISIBLE seat at the table.

Cultivating Women Leaders in Multifamily-Panel

Humbled and honored to be included in this incredible panel of women leaders on March 11 at 3 PM EST for a webinar hosted by @wearegracehill: Cultivating Women Leaders in #Multifamily So timely in a month that celebrates Womens History Month! We will share what brought us to where we are now, and what we believe is still needed to support women leaders of the future.

Please register now: http://ow.ly/nsCT30rz4uC

Hope to see you there! ❤️

Moderators:
Dana Hill – SE Field Sales, Grace Hill
Christi Dobbins – Director of Product Management, Grace Hill

Presenters:
Alycia Anderson – VP Sales, Knock
Darcey Forbes – Senior Director of Field Sales, Grace Hill
Jessica Fern – Senior Director of Training and Development, FPI Management
Marci French, CAM, CAPS – VP, Operations at HRG Management Services

IMPACT.

IMPACT.

I shared time yesterday with the @triphazard.usa Team. Invited as their speaker to share my “The Heart of Inclusion” message.TripHazard a concrete/asphalt company with many offerings, one being ADA projects by way of ramps, accessible parking, curved curbs & way more than I can intelligently speak too. Please check them out!

I realized when preparing for this session I had a rare opportunity to speak to a group that is literally “paving” the way into access of life for so many. I found myself emotionally connected deeply for so many reasons related to my past, present and future.

#ADA oftentimes salted with #adversity,seen as punitive & stigmatized.But what is missed is the #purpose and #GOODNESS and #BEAUTY of what it brings to #everyone. Which is the #ability to live life no matter what happens to us.

A huge compliment from TripHazards CEO, Phil Rogacki “What an inspiration she was to the team today. Her message has changed the purpose of why we are in business.”

This WHY I speak to companies. To #IMPACT lens we see through. To open minds & hearts believing in #possible then widening the doors of #opportunity for everyone. Im fired up & #grateful#inclusion#diversity#equality#seemeforme#heartofinclusion#inclusiveleadership#changemaker#inclusionsuperwoman#mulitfamily

Love-Overcomes-Virtually-Everything

Every human being hopes to leave a positive mark on the world, no matter how big or small. In sharing my story, I am called to help broaden the lens in which we see and believe through. Providing a peek for those that are curious about how it is to live a life like mine, to show what is possible and that inclusion works! It all starts with caring about someone else.

Love-Overcomes-Virtually-Everything

Happy LOVE weekend!

#heartofinclusion#seemeforme#inclusionsuperwoman

#inclusion#diversity#equality#love#progression

“The LifeLong Customer”

Coming soon! I had a fun interview today with Brad Hammond on his new PodCast #lifelongcustomer We explored the art of building long lasting partner relationships! A topic close to my heart and why I love what I do so much! Making connections with YOU! And a BIG cherry on top, I got to share all the amazing things we all love about Knock ! A company I’m so happy and proud to be a part of ♥️

ASU ShapingEDU Winter Games-Virtual Event

“Thank you so much for sharing your story Alycia! I laughed. I cried. I am so moved and inspired by you.” #ASU #grateful

Thank you so much Arizona State University, Shaping EDU Winter Games virtual event for having me as your keynote! Im literally in awe and so thankful that I have the honor to speak and share. This virtual event “calling all dreamers, doers and drivers” to join their international community of changemakers! I am SO obsessed with this positivity extremely proud to be to have a role in effecting change. What a great way to start 2021!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and a great wish of positivity and power and confidence and health and safety and amazing things for our future together in 2021! Im so proud of everyone for doing the very best that we could this year! Love and light and hugs from us to you! ♥️ Happy 2021!

Happy Holiday Season!

On a year that we have all faced so many unknowns and wild uncertain days in our own personal ways. There have been for me and I would assume for a lot of us, a sliver lining that has propelled change, adapting, growth, belief and understanding in someone else. Where we maybe decide to shoot for the stars what ever that is for each of us and we do it while we have the time, energy and will to do so. Because if not now, then when? This Christmas a reminder that chipping away at your dreams no matter what you think might limit you, works if you just try and believe. And suddenly you are then propelled. And the real beauty in this is, you also see those around you believe in you more than maybe you ever have believed in yourself… like ever. Thank you for all of these amazing gifts of support and love from so many in my life all year long. Thank you for seeing and believing in me and what I’m trying to do and share. Which is simple …to believe in everyone and to be seen for me! A very Merry Christmas to all!

#seemeforme#inclusion💪🏻❤️#believe