Distinguished Alumna, Motivational Speaker, and CEO Alycia Anderson

Published: Monday March 4, 2024
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Alycia Anderson hasn’t always had a stage, but she’s always had her voice. From a young age, Anderson (Physical Education, ’05), has asserted herself by speaking up and living her core belief: she deserves to be included, just like everyone else. Now she is included and is a distinguished alumna, motivational speaker, and CEO living out her dreams.

Schewel lecture series welcomes disability advocate Alycia Anderson

Published: Wednesday February 28, 2024
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Disability advocate Alycia Anderson, known for her TEDx talks, will speak at the University of Lynchburg as part of the Rosel Schewel Lecture series on March 20. Despite being born with sacral agenesis, she pursued education and became a motivational speaker, podcast host, and CEO. Anderson’s focus is on disability inclusion and workplace diversity, aiming to inspire others with her personal story. The lecture, funded by an endowment, aims to address biases and promote diversity.

What is inclusive hiring? 8 best practices for high-volume hiring.

Published: Tuesday February 27, 2024
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Inclusive hiring, crucial for high-volume recruitment, aims to attract diverse candidates. Strategies include reviewing biases, inclusive job postings, accommodation provision, accessible processes, diverse sourcing, bias training, and fostering an inclusive workplace. Alycia Anderson emphasizes the need for intentional inclusivity and ongoing evaluation of hiring success.

Here are 8 Ways to Include Disability In DEI Efforts

Published: Thursday July 20, 2023
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Many people may not know that July is Disability Pride Month, a commemorative celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law in 1990. That same year, Boston held the nation’s first Disability Pride Day. Since then, there have been regular celebrations across the country, from Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York City.

Intersectionality, Ableism, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Published: Thursday June 1, 2023
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26% of people have a disability (1 in 4 Americans), yet it’s estimated that less than 6% of the national housing supply is designed to be accessible. Recognizing the relationships that exist between disability, intersectionality, and the glass ceilings that have yet to be broken in multifamily and the workplace are important concepts to understand … read more… Intersectionality, Ableism, and Breaking the Glass Ceiling


Published: Tuesday July 26, 2022
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THE CORPORATE HOUSING PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (CHPA) IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ALYCIA ANDERSON. Published on Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 by Hannah Derleth Indianapolis, Ind., July 26, 2022: The Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) is excited to announce the opening keynote speaker for the 2023 Annual Conference: Alycia Anderson. Alycia is … read more… CHPA ANNOUNCES THE OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR THE 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

GNAA Magazine Feature!

Published: Wednesday June 1, 2022
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“The opportunity in multifamily to pave the paths forward to inclusion is there every day.” Thank you Greater Nashville Apartment Association – GNAA Magazine for this feature! Full article link below. Page 15! ?? MANAGEMENT Q&A with Alycia Anderson Who are you and what do you do? I am a TEDx speaker, founder and CEO … read more… GNAA Magazine Feature!