Category: Speeches

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

Thank you Manulife for having me!

Published: Wednesday June 28, 2023
Alycia wearing blue sitting in studio giving a keynote pointing at the screen

Thank you Manulife for having me as a keynote speaker during your June webinar series and for sharing my messaging of Disabling Ableism in the Workplace. “Manulife is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better!” A special and heartfelt thank you to the team who attended, engaged and … read more… Thank you Manulife for having me!

Keynote Speaker at Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference

Published: Sunday June 11, 2023
Alycia wearing all black popping a wheelie in her wheelchair in an advertisement for Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference on June 8th.

Thank you so much Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference for inviting me to be a #KeynoteSpeaker and share my “Heart of Inclusion” message. What an incredible experience! The feeling of community and comorotery was infectious and I’m taking that energy with me! What a gift. Thank you!  What is the Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference? The WDDC is the … read more… Keynote Speaker at Wyoming Developmental Disabilities Conference

“Accessibility is Human”

Published: Wednesday May 10, 2023
ID: Catarina wearing red with glasses and smiling. Brian wearing blue and smiling. Alycia wearing white with glasses smiling. On a shared webinar screen with.

A great conversation about “Accessibility is Human” and how promoting the idea that accessibility is not just a technical issue, but a matter of human rights and inclusivity. Happy to be a part of this conversation and partner with Hummingbird Humanity and honored to share space with and learn from Catarina Rivera, MSEd, MPH, CPACC & Brian McComak, MSM, LGBTQ ❤️ … read more… “Accessibility is Human”

Thank you eharmony!

Published: Thursday April 6, 2023
ID: Alycia wearing black turtleneck and bun in hair sitting in studio giving a keynote.

Thank you eharmony for inviting me to give my keynote Disabling Ableism! It was an honor to be able to share my knowledge and experience with your team. Thank you for the effort and resources that you invested in organizing this event and inviting me to be a part of it!