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Alexia Ward

Alexia provides Business Tax Services in the Chicago Tax practice of Ernst & Young. She is the co-Leader of EY’s LGBTA Professional Network, Beyond. In this role, Alexia promotes the firm’s diversity and inclusiveness policies through cultural and client events and community partnerships with LGBTQ youth and education programs. She has been with EY since 2010.

Prior to her career as a Certified Public Accountant, Alexia spent a decade working in the social justice arena advocating for LBT women in the areas of healthcare access and criminal justice reform. As a Community Organizer for the Southern Center for Human Right’s Alabama programs, she steered the establishment of the Legislative Committee on Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System – a statewide task force of lawmakers and community leaders addressing the critical population of women in prison. Prior to that she raised funds through special events for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project in Chicago in order to promote more inclusive policies and procedures by healthcare professionals to better serve the medical needs of lesbian bisexual and trans* women.

Alexia earned a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Georgia and a BA in Economics and Latin American Studies from Vassar College. She knows the lyrics to all the 80s hair band ballads and lite rock favorites.

 

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