March Synopsis

Visionary Women: Champions for Us All

Celebrating/Honoring National Women's Month

Tea with Alice and Me: A Solo Show Performed and Written by:

Zoe Nicholson

In honor of National Women’s History Month, the Diversity Leadership Alliance shared the amazing stories of visionary women who have been champions for us all throughout our history, er, herstory. Starting off the program, educator and award-winning film-maker Marth Wheelock presented her documentary, Inez Milholland: Forward into Light. Milholland was an outspoken advocate for equality, pacifism, racial justice, labor, and women’s suffrage. She died tragically in 1916 at the age of 30, while campaigning for women’s right to vote. The group was then transported back to Seneca Falls in 1848 to be part of the decades long march for women’s suffrage. Author and activist Zoe Nicholson in her original one-woman performance, Tea with Alice and Me, took us to parlors and tearooms, bookstores and marches, Springfield, IL to Washington, DC; through the course of the women’s non-violent revolution to gain the vote. Through the eyes of the young Alice Paul, we were thrown into the staunch political activism of the National Woman’s Party and its influence today. Finally, putting history into practice, the group examined advocacy at a local level, with a facilitated discussion on what is worth fighting for. You, too, can think about the following questions: - What have been your own experiences with protesting and taking a stand? - What resources are available to promote change for the good? - What barriers exist that need to be overcome? - What will it take to create change in today’s highly diverse and divided communities? This enlightening Women’s History Month program once again highlighted the power, influence and potential of sharing our stories. We are all part of each other’s stories.



Diversity Leadership Alliance is the premier Diversity Education organization in Arizona. We provide thought-provoking Diversity training, leadership guidance and continued support to help cultivate an inclusive community where each individual is valued and respected.

Sharing our Stories Diversity Leadership Alliance in 2019


"Stories are the communal currency of humanity."
-- Tahir Shah, in Arabian Nights
Storytelling is a unique and powerful way to teach, persuade, and understand ourselves and others. It is a uniquely human trait and has been with us nearly as long as we’ve been able to speak. Whether it evolved out of necessity or was simply a by-product of our own intellectual development, stories are a deeply embedded in our DNA. Across time and across cultures, stories have proved their worth not just as works of art, historical perspective or amusement, but as catalysts for change.

We all love stories; sharing some of our favorite experiences or finding ourselves in another’s adventures. It may be a tale of victory after overcoming impossible odds or simply a memorable moment that happened to us in passing. Nevertheless, storytelling allows us to learn about ourselves and others and what is possible.
So, 2019 will be all about Sharing Our Stories, setting aside judgments and biases, listening and learning, and exploring the possibilities for tomorrow.

Every time somebody shares their experiences with us, we get to see what is truly possible. The benefit that shared experiences afford us, as a human race, is the deeper understanding of us all.
•Who are you?
•Where have you come from?
•What do you know?
•What experiences have you had?
•What are you trying to share and give to us all?
•Please share you story, and I will share mine.  
A story can only be a story if it is shared. That’s what makes the act of sharing just as fundamental to storytelling as the experience itself. Once a story is shared it becomes part of us all. We are all part of each other’s stories.  

Plan to join us in 2019 in Sharing Our Stories


Congratulations to all of the

2018 Diversity and Inclusion Winners!

 2018 Diversity Leader Award Winners

Angela Hughey
Co-Founder and President ONE Community

Chip Cardenas
Mentor New Pathways for Youth

Jacque Starks
Diversity Coordinator MCC

Jezreel Ramirez
Program Administrator Dept of Veterans Affairs

Yaser Ali
Founder Greater Arizona

Dr. Neal Lester
Director of Project Humanities ASU
 2018 Inclusive Workplace Award Winners

Arizona Complete Health

Equal Opportunity Department
City of Phoenix
 2018 Youth Inclusion Leader Award Winner

Abril Morales
Camelback High School

Upcoming Workshops