Tag: Ableism

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

2023 #Amplify!


Published: Friday January 6, 2023
Alycia wearing black pushing wheelchair across the street with caption I love dreaming big and taking daily action on the scary things. Goal setting is the path way to possible. 2023 Amplify

The last few years I have chosen a Word Of The Year! This word has proven to drive growth personally and professionally. It keeps me motivated and on track. It is what I use to craft my daily/weekly affirmations and tasks to complete. It’s my goal off the box. It’s a path forward to reach for my … 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 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

Fleishman Hillard DEI Summit 2022


Published: Thursday November 3, 2022
ID: Alycia sitting ready to speak in her studio wearing black and smiling big excited to be at the event!

Thanks so much for inviting me to speak at your DEI Summit 2022 today FleishmanHillard! 🎤 The theme “Agents of #Change” was so good! Inspiring teams to leverage #Strengths and #Superpowers to find paths forward in reaching personal and professional goals and dreams! LOVE IT!!!! Thank you for embracing my message of #DisablingAbleism and for creating space for #Disability#Inclusion and #Accessibility within your organization and beyond! ID: … read more

Accessibility + #NDEAM


Published: Tuesday October 18, 2022
Alycia riding the elevator up to the stage to speak. Wearing all black with a bun in hair looking up.

Over 1.4 billion people #Worldwide#Identify as #Disabled. #Disability is the one #Identity that can and is likely to happen to all of us at some point in life (full stop). ⭐️️ #Accessibility is a path to freedom, independence and should be a basic human right. Accessibility at #Work allows everyone the full human experience: ✔️ #Career dream chasing✔️ True equal #Opportunities✔️ The chance to climb up the #Professional ladder to … read more

Thank you so much to Optimere for having me back for the 2nd time (yay)


Published: Friday October 14, 2022

Thank you so much to Optimere for having me back for the 2nd time (yay) to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month #NDEAM and for giving me the floor to share my speech “A Look at Intersectionality Through the Lens of Disability.” 🎤 Thank you so much for all you do in the #Inclusion & #Equity space and for being the leading provider … read more

 #Accessibility features!


Published: Tuesday October 4, 2022

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

Beyond Compliance: Accessibility in Multifamily


Published: Wednesday August 24, 2022
grace hill website screenshot of alycias article beyond compliance

In the multifamily industry, we have all heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We have policies in place for it. It is referenced, stated, and explained in our training courses,onboarding materials, and development plans. And we all understand we have a social and legal responsibility to uphold the ADA in our business. However, … read more

Happy 32nd Anniversary ADA!


Published: Tuesday July 26, 2022

It’s been 32 years since the passing of The Americans with Disabilities Act. This legislation and the story behind it, is right up there with the historical stories about human freedom we all know of including, The Civil Rights Act and Woman’s Suffrage. The ADA activists paved the way for the first opportunities of inclusion … read more