Alicia Richardson is the Founder of Black Create Connect, an Advisory Board Member for start-ups and experienced diversity, inclusion, and talent strategist passionate about diverse hiring and talent development. Alicia has over 6 years of experience in creating and executing diverse hiring strategies across the Creative, Tech, and Marketing industries. She has led successful talent acquisition and corporate branding programs to transform organizational culture, and the appointment of skilled black professionals to drive business performance.
Alicia is passionate about underrepresented talent rising to senior positions specifically within creative, marketing, and tech industries, due to the fact that she has first-hand experience with non-inclusive organizational culture within these types of industries. Alicia is a coach and mentor to a range of young black professionals and dedicates time to continue providing opportunities to underrepresented groups.
Alicia is a Podcast host, Speaker, Lead Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant at SyncD, and an experienced workshop facilitator. Companies and clients she has worked with included Spotify, Depop, Analog Folk, Media Cause, House 337 and Looping Group.
Alicia has created and executed diverse hiring strategies by conducting detailed audits, research, and data analysis. This has resulted in her impacting who companies attract, and how they successfully retain diverse talent.
Alicia has been featured on platforms such as BBC, Evening Standard, Tribe Urban Radio, and Women in CTRL and has partnered with a range of organizations including Access VFX, Four Communications, Coding Black Females, Black Recruiters Network, Word on the Curb and more.
As an international business graduate with experience living and working in San Jose, CA, Alicia has an ongoing desire to learn and understand other people’s experiences, so she travels regularly and has mastered how to adapt her approach to connecting with a range of individuals.