Category: Blog

Disability Inclusive Leadership

Published: Thursday April 4, 2024
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Disability Inclusive Leadership integrates individuals with disabilities into organizations, recognizing their unique abilities and perspectives as valuable assets. Alycia, a wheelchair user, advocates for disability inclusion based on her 25-year corporate career. She recently delivered a workshop on the topic at Blue Shield of California, highlighting the company’s commitment to fostering disability inclusion. Such initiatives promote innovation, brand equity, and better serve the needs of the disabled community while enriching the companies they work for.

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.

Prioritizing disability inclusion in DEI strategies is absolutely crucial in 2024

Published: Friday January 12, 2024
Image of blue book laying on a table that says DEI Strategy with ability symbols above it such as a wheelchair, a woman and a man in varying colors

In 2024, prioritizing disability inclusion in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workplace strategies is absolutely crucial for creating true and authentic inclusive environments. Moving beyond compliance, it’s about recognizing the unique perspectives and talents that employees of all abilities bring to the table. By actively incorporating disability into the DEI narrative, organizations not only strengthen … read more… Prioritizing disability inclusion in DEI strategies is absolutely crucial in 2024


Published: Tuesday November 7, 2023
alycia checking out at a cashier wearing a rainbow halloween costume

#PurpleTuesday, is a day created to recognize the importance and need of improving the disabled customer experience. We are living in a world that is increasingly consumer-driven, so it’s crucial that we ensure equal access and opportunities for all, regardless of ability. So I wanted to take a moment to talk about consumer equality for … read more… #PurpleTuesday

Target’s Adaptive Costume line!

Published: Tuesday October 31, 2023
Alycia sitting in wheelchair wearing rainbow cloud costume and Daisy flower crown from Targets adaptive costume line pointing at their red logo.

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” ~ Judy Garland Thank you Target for leading with intention, investing in and creating this Adaptive Costume line! You are making dreams come true for so many! #Inclusivity– is the practice of providing equal access to opportunities, products, … read more… Target’s Adaptive Costume line!

Challenges of Navigating Airline Travel in a Wheelchair

Published: Tuesday October 3, 2023
Alycia Anderson getting a full body search from TSA agent

By Marsten Anderson The Alycia Anderson Company Staff In the Modern World Destinations around the globe are becoming ever more accessible and the need for traveling by air for many has increased in frequency and necessity.  Making your way through airports, security checkpoints, terminals, to your gates and eventually on to the plane can be daunting for … read more… Challenges of Navigating Airline Travel in a Wheelchair

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

Published: Monday October 2, 2023
Alycia sitting in her wheelchair in front of green cactus, wearing a jean jacket and black pants and boots holding a sign that says The Heart of Inclusion.

Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM! Disability is a unique opportunity to showcase extraordinary abilities and redefine what it means to be awesome in the workplace. Empower yourselves and your employees with my microlearning series, Disabling Ableism. The modern pathway to inclusion.