Category: Speeches

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

IIDA – Hiring For Diversity


Published: Wednesday August 9, 2023
i i d a southern california chapter e d i hiring for diversity event banner with a picture of alycia sergio and jarred

IIDA EDI Hiring For Diversity event To kick off my advocacy work in August, I traveled to the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Southern California Chapter’s – IIDA EDI Hiring For Diversity event hosted in the heart of Los Angeles. This event was an incredible chance for members of IIDA and their guests to connect, … read more… IIDA – Hiring For Diversity

Blue Shield of CA’s “Disability Inclusion Alliance” (DIA) – Inaugural Signature Event


Published: Friday July 28, 2023
saffy and alycia in front of digital wall displaying blue shield logo

Having the opportunity to speak at the Blue Shield of California’s inaugural signature event for their Disability Inclusion Alliance (DIA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) at their headquarters in Oakland, California was amazing!  The feeling of warmth and belonging at this event was exuded by their tremendous leadership and staff.  The meeting was opened by their … read more… Blue Shield of CA’s “Disability Inclusion Alliance” (DIA) – Inaugural Signature Event

My keynote at Etsy!


Published: Thursday July 27, 2023
Alycia sitting in wheelchair holding computer just finished keynote

Thank you Etsy for inviting me to deliver my Disabling Ableism keynote speech today in celebration of #DisabilityPrideMonth! The impressive DEI & advocacy work being implemented by Beth Wiesendanger (she/her/hers) and the entire team at Etsy is stellar!🙌🏼👏🏼 The experience start to finish, up to our moment together today has been so amazing! I am so grateful for the opportunity! … read more… My keynote at Etsy!

Grateful for the Opportunity to motivate and impact change!


Published: Wednesday July 19, 2023
alycia on stage at chpa in new orleans

I am incredibly humbled and excited that I’ve been given the amazing opportunity to be a speaker in my career and share my message! Being on stage and having the chance to connect with my audience is an honor. This journey has been one filled with growth, learning, and self-discovery. I’ve encountered many challenges, but … read more… Grateful for the Opportunity to motivate and impact change!

Influential Advocacy: Disabling Ableism One Stage at a Time


Published: Friday July 7, 2023
influential advocacy disabling ablesim one stage at a time youtube coverart

I had the pleasure of sharing a LinkedIn live event with Cam Beaudoin with accelerated accessibility to talk all about disabling ableism, and my journey to becoming a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility motivational speaker. Cam brought a lively energy to the discussion and asked me a range of questions from personal to business. I … read more… Influential Advocacy: Disabling Ableism One Stage at a Time