Category: Speeches

The DEI Summit 2022!


Published: Sunday January 8, 2023
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

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


Published: Thursday December 1, 2022

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

Thanks Red Hat Technologies + Diverse Abilities DEI Team!


Published: Wednesday November 16, 2022

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 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

Celebrating October NDEAM with Abbvie!


Published: Wednesday October 19, 2022

ID: Alycia sitting in her studio wearing black and white on a split giving her speech “Disabling Ableism” to the Team! Thank you Abbvie DEI Counsel for inviting me to share my Heart of Inclusion message 🎤 and for shining a light on the value of Disability Inclusion the workplace during #NDEAM2022 Dana K. your a true ally of the impact these … read more

WomanUP!® 2022 National Conference!


Published: Tuesday September 6, 2022
ID: Alycia sitting in her wheelchair sitting on stage wearing read giving Heart of Inclusion speech presentation.

Last week the WomanUP!® 2022 National Conference invited me to be the keynote speaker and close out their multi day event for them! The WomanUP! organization, is an initiative of the California Association of REALTORS®, which supports the journey of women to the very TOP of their careers. They asked me to share my story … read more

Griffis Residential: Accessibility Beyond Compliance


Published: Thursday July 21, 2022

Today I shared time and space with Griffis Residential DEI council, executives, investors and amazing team in Boulder, CO. Thank you for inviting me to share my message of #DisablingAbleism and for taking a deep dive in the conversation of disability inclusion in the workplace, in multifamily, in rental housing, in accessibility and and beyond! Today we paved further … read more

RPMOne Keynote Event!


Published: Friday June 3, 2022
Image description: Alycia on stage speaking with RPM ONE sign behind her in Austin wearing black pants and pinstripes.

Thrilled to have been invited to deliver my #keynote centered around my Heart of Inclusion message at the RPMOne event last week in Austin, TX Their theme Coming Together as ONE is where to begin with INCLUSIVITY! Thank you for giving me the platform to share! So happy and thankful! ♥️

A Woman’s Take on Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability


Published: Monday March 28, 2022
alycia sitting in her wheelchair in front of trees wrapped with lights

I was honored to deliver my speech called “A woman’s take on intersectionality through the lens of disability” to Abercrombie & Fitch in celebrating Women’s History Month and I highlighted the many women of our past who also have disabilities in common like me.  Women such as: Frida Kahlo, Maya Angelou, Helen Keller, and Judy … read more

Thank you to Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for inviting me back!


Published: Monday March 21, 2022
Alycia sitting in studio giving virtual speech to A&F Co team. She is smiling and wearing a tan vest with hair in a high bun.

HUGE thank you to Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for inviting me back for the 2nd time! HUGE honor to be the keynote speaker celebrating Women’s History Month. Loved sharing my speech A Woman’s Take on Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability. Grateful for having the opportunity to share the stories of some of the stellar … read more