Category: Things to Know

Bringing the Voice of Disability to the Insurance Diversity Task Force

Published: Tuesday June 25, 2024
alycia with all of the insurance diversity task force members at the quarterly meeting in oakland

Alycia, appointed by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, is the first Persons with Disabilities Business Enterprise Representative on California’s Insurance Diversity Task Force. Congratulating re-elected Chair Mark Morales and new Vice-Chair Vikita Poindexter, Alycia aims to enhance equity and diversity in California’s insurance market. She looks forward to contributing to the strategic plan and the California Insurance Diversity Survey, promoting opportunities for underrepresented communities.

California Department of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s Insurance Diversity Task Force

Published: Wednesday June 12, 2024
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I’m excited to announce my appointment to the California Department of Insurance as the first member of the Insurance Diversity Task Force representing Persons with Disabilities Enterprise Business (PDBE). This role, conferred by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, aims to ensure the voices of people with disabilities are represented in the insurance industry, promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility to create a more inclusive industry for all.

Journey of Impact: Alycia Anderson’s Return to Chico State for the Distinguished Alumni Award Celebration

Published: Sunday April 28, 2024
alycia sitting in her wheelchair next to a banner of herself before her awards ceremony

Alycia Anderson, a distinguished alumna of California State University, Chico, returned to receive the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Education. Despite her prior commitments, a separate event was arranged to honor her achievements in diversity, equity, and accessibility. Engaging with students and faculty, Alycia emphasized the importance of inclusive environments, fostering collaborations and initiatives within the university. Her journey from student to advocate exemplifies the transformative power of education and community support, leaving an enduring legacy for future generations.

Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast Ratings

Published: Thursday November 9, 2023
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Hello! I am a disabled motivational speaker advocating for diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility around the world. I launched a new podcast this year Pushing Forward with Alycia and look at these ratings! I’m so excited! Each week, we explore trending topics around DEI+Disability, digital accessibility, workplace inclusion, disabling ableism. We’ll talk about timely stories … read more… Pushing Forward with Alycia Podcast Ratings

Alycia’s Year of Yes

Published: Tuesday November 7, 2023
alycia sitting on a couch with her wheelchair next to her holding the book yes by shonda rhimes

“The Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes was given to me in 2017. Rhimes shares her personal experience of saying “yes” to everything for a year, which transformed her life in unexpected ways. This book inspired me to do the same for one year. The cover alone was a daily reminder of my goal. This … read more… Alycia’s Year of Yes


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

2022 EBRG Program of the Year

Sodexo post screenshot of award

Awarded 2022 Employee Business Resource Group (EBRG) Program of the Year for delivering my DEI Educational Speech –  Intersectionality through the Lens of Disability to Sodexo, a leader in: food, facilities management, and workplace & technical management services with 412,000 employees globally. EBRG Group Award Program of the Year “SOAR invited Inclusion Superwoman Alycia Anderson … read more… 2022 EBRG Program of the Year

 #Accessibility features!

Published: Tuesday October 4, 2022
alycia waiving her hands in the air in front of her new subarau

Can anyone say #Accessibility features!? Well done #Subaru for doing what you say and saying what you do! This is the most #Accessible car and #Inclusive car buying experience, I have EVER experienced! Like ever! ✅ Adaptive #Tech (ease of use game changer!) ✅ Adaptive driving tools (wow incredible) ✅ Adaptive hatchback settings (literally life changing!) ✅ Rebate for my hand control installation (never happens!) … read more…  #Accessibility features!

United Spinal Association #StrongWheeled Together Awards Finalist

Published: Wednesday September 7, 2022
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I am so excited to have been selected as a finalist for the #StrongWheeled Together awards in the entrepreneurship & innovation category! Read about the finalist announcement on the United Spinal Association’s website. Voting is now open to the public to decide the winner, so, please give me a vote by going to my YouTube … read more… United Spinal Association #StrongWheeled Together Awards Finalist

Access conceptualized!

Published: Saturday June 18, 2022
graphic entailing what access actually is

Access conceptualized! Created by @EllenJones ??❤️