Tag: DisablingAbleism

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

Thanks Red Hat Technologies + Diverse Abilities DEI Team!


Published: Wednesday November 16, 2022

Thanks so much Red Hat Diverse Abilities DEI Team and the Red Hatters that attended my Disabling Ableism MicroLearning Series  (5 sessions) designed to introduce the inherent benefits of disability inclusion lessons. on #Ableism, #LanguageMatters, #Accessibility, #Innovation and more! Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions! Definitely check them out! 👏🏼 It was super apparent that Red Hats commitment to hire creative, passionate people … 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

Employment is a basic human right.


Published: Monday October 31, 2022
ID: Alycia wearing all black with a bun in hair smiling pushing her wheelchair up a ramped hill.

Employment is a basic human right. Accessibility is a basic human right. Earning a Livelihood is a basic human right. Inclusion is a basic human right. And because of Ableism somehow it’s been acceptable through milenia to not offer basic human rights to those with Disabilities (invisible or visible) in the Workplace. This is an uphill battle and there is so much room to … read more

Celebrating October NDEAM with Abbvie!


Published: Wednesday October 19, 2022

ID: Alycia sitting in her studio wearing black and white on a split giving her speech “Disabling Ableism” to the Team! Thank you Abbvie DEI Counsel for inviting me to share my Heart of Inclusion message 🎤 and for shining a light on the value of Disability Inclusion the workplace during #NDEAM2022 Dana K. your a true ally of the impact these … 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

Goodbye #Euphemisms and a welcomed hello to who I actually am #Disabled


Published: Tuesday October 4, 2022

Goodbye #Euphemisms and a welcomed hello to who I actually am. #Disabled Being disabled is not all that I am BUT it is part of who I am …full stop. Being disabled is a powerful part of my identity. Just the same as being a woman is also a powerful part of my identity. Both are important and … read more

Oh yeah! National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM)! 


Published: Monday October 3, 2022

Oh yeah! It’s October and that means it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month(NDEAM)!  October is a month to raise awareness of the employment needs and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities that can be carried on throughout the year! It’s a month to educate and empower employers and employees about the need for … read more

United Spinal Association #StrongWheeled Together Awards Finalist


Published: Wednesday September 7, 2022

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