Category: Speeches

Sparkle and Shine like You’re on the Victoria’s Secret Stage

Published: Wednesday November 1, 2023
alycia speaking on victorias secret stage in front of christmas trees and presents

May you sparkle and shine every day just like you were on the Victoria’s Secret stage. Dreams come true if you believe deeply, work really hard and lead with heart and conviction. Last month I rolled onto the Victoria’s Secret & Co. stage at their Columbus, Ohio headquarters. O-M-G a dream come true. This is … read more… Sparkle and Shine like You’re on the Victoria’s Secret Stage

Comcast/NBCUniversal accessibility & inclusivity

Published: Thursday October 26, 2023
Alycia sitting in her studio in front of her computer after her COMCAST/NBC keynote. She is wearing a green jacket and black pants and tennis shoes pointing at her computer with the COMCAST/NBC logo and ring light behind her.

“Disability isn’t the lack of ability, it’s the lack of a solution” Comcast -Accessibility. I am grateful for the opportunity today to contribute to this important conversation during the “Comcast Accessibility: October #NDEAM Speaker Series” virtual event! I am truly inspired by Comcast & NBCUniversal dedication to accessibility and inclusivity. It’s not just about creating products and services for people with disabilities, but also about empowering … read more… Comcast/NBCUniversal accessibility & inclusivity

Siemens & NDEAM Keynote!

Published: Wednesday October 25, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing all black sitting in her wheelchair at her home studio in front of a table with a laptop showing the Siemens logo.

Thank you Siemens, it was an honor to deliver my speech, Disabling Ableism in the Workplace, to your global team today. The outpouring of support and confirmation in the event chat string verified that the message was received and it gave me a great sense of validation in the DEI & Accessibility work that I do. … read more… Siemens & NDEAM Keynote!

Virtual Keynote for Motive

Published: Monday October 23, 2023
alycia sitting in her wheelchair wearing a leopard skin blouse giving a thumbs up and pointing at her laptop with the motive logo showing on it

Thank you Motive for the opportunity to contribute to your #NDEAM Speaker Series virtual event and for recognizing the importance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month! I was excited to deliver my Disabling Ableism in the Workplace keynote for your team. Motive is a technology company that builds products to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability … read more… Virtual Keynote for Motive

Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference

Published: Tuesday September 26, 2023
Alycia in front of SCTEM logo getting ready to go on stage for keynote.

As a DEIA speaker, my business takes me all over the world. It is exciting, and through these travels I am experiencing new places, cultures and meeting all kinds of amazing people from so many different backgrounds and perspectives. The honor of impacting companies, organizations and the individuals associated with them in a positive, informative  … read more… Society for Collegiate Travel and Expense Management Conference

E.W. Scripps EDI Symposium Event!

Published: Tuesday August 15, 2023
Announcement of panelist in green with headshots of all panelist Rebecca Alexander, Maysoon Zayid and Andraea LaVant

Thank you to The E.W. Scripps Company and Danyelle “DC” Wright for inviting me to be a part of today’s amazing panel discussion during the #ScrippsEDISymposium! We had a meaningful discussion on the importance of understanding the barriers of employees with visible disabilities in the workplace. What an opportunity to collaborate with renowned disability advocates like Rebecca Alexander, Maysoon Zayid and Andraea LaVant (a … read more… E.W. Scripps EDI Symposium Event!

Embracing Equity & Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability

Published: Tuesday August 15, 2023
Alycia sitting in wheelchair wearing white and black holding computer after Sovos virtual event!

Thank you Sovos and Nina Bryson Fleming for having me back again this year to be a speaker during your Sovos Exchange event! It was an incredible chance to engage in meaningful discussions and to share my keynote speech on “Embracing Equity & Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability.” “Sovos provides businesses with the confidence needed to navigate an … read more… Embracing Equity & Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability

Rhythm and Moves Event

Published: Wednesday August 9, 2023
Rhythm and Moved red and black logo

Yesterday I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Rhythm and Moves event where I delivered my speech, Disabling Ableism: The Modern Pathway to Inclusion, to a group of physical education instructors from the #BayArea in #California. Rhythm and Moves, Inc is a physical education and music education program for public and private schools! This engagement … read more… Rhythm and Moves Event