Dream-Believe-Achieve isn't just Limitless Ambition’s motto, it's the mindset that fuels Executive Director, Alicia Robinson. Alicia began with a dream of empowering a generation of young women that could one day change the world. She believed in this dream so much that she gave up a life of comfortable security to pursue her passion and truly impact the lives of thousands.
In only three years, Alicia took the seed of an idea and grew it into a fully functioning nonprofit organization that has already begun to change the way young women dream of their future. She personally has taken a path to prove that you can overcome pain to pursue passion. Alicia has her Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University with a concentration in positive youth development and nonprofit studies. Her areas of research are African American women, their levels of motivation and the contextual influences that make them academically successful.
Alicia also works full time as the Assistant Director of the Kent State University Women's Center where she is doing ground level work to change policies and raise awareness of the things that hold young women back from fulfilling their academic goals. In this role, she coordinates and plans the centers’ planned programming, events and leadership initiatives for female students, faculty, and staff at the University. Alicia is also an Adjunct-Faculty Member for the Human Development and Family Studies program at Kent State University. She teaches a course on Adolescent Development. Outside of her position at the women's center, Alicia has facilitated leadership conferences and spoken at various universities, community organizations, and churches on the topics of leadership, diversity, passion discovery/goal setting and teen enrichment.
Alicia's work has not gone unnoticed. She has won various awards including the 2019 Akron Women's Network Emerging Leader Award, the 2019 Crain's Cleveland Notable Women in Entrepreneurship and the 2017 Greater Akron Chamber 30 for the Future Award. She continues to be a living example that no vision is too small or impossible when you dream, believe and achieve without limits!