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Alysia Reiner    

Actor, Activist & Entrepreneur

Alysia Reiner is an acclaimed actress known for her role as Natalie "Fig" Figueroa in the Netflix comedy-drama series "Orange Is the New Black" (2013–2019), for which she was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award. Her acting prowess extends beyond television, with notable performances in Off-Broadway plays that garnered her an Obie Award for her performance in "An Oak Tree." Reiner's film experience is also extensive; she starred in and produced the financial drama Equity, played Christine Ergarian in the film Sideways, and appeared in several other films such as Kissing Jessica Stein and The Vicious Kind.

Reiner's range as an actress is demonstrated through her diverse roles across multiple platforms, such as playing District Attorney Wendy Parks in the ABC crime-legal drama TV series "How to Get Away with Murder" and Sunny in the FX comedy "Better Things." She has also featured in Season 4 of "Masters of Sex," "Rosewood," and Michael Showalter's TBS series "Search Party." Notwithstanding, Reiner's contribution to the industry isn't limited to acting. She is set to launch Broad Street Pictures, aimed at producing films with strong female roles.

Her dedication to driving positive change for women, marginalized communities, and the environment underscores the increasing importance of social responsibility and sustainability in the workplace. By actively participating in organizations such as the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media and A Second YOU, Reiner exemplifies the intersectionality and diversity that are becoming central to modern workplaces. Moreover, her ability to lead by example and inspire others to take action reflects the kind of positive leadership that will be essential in navigating the complexities of the future workplace. In a world where corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability are no longer optional, individuals like Reiner serve as beacons of hope, demonstrating how passion, purpose, and positivity can drive meaningful change in both professional and personal spheres.

Speech Topics

Dumpsterfire Diary

How an award-winning actress passed the ultimate test of becoming a Fire Fighter

In this talk, Alysia will share her story of overcoming the isolation and helplessness she felt during the Covid pandemic, and how she decided to become a volunteer firefighter as a way to immerse herself in the extreme physical and mental challenge with the goal of being of service to her community.

As she puts it “if people l keep saying the world is a dumpster fire, I better learn to fight fires”.The enormity of the training, certification, and actual duty is a thrilling story of one woman’s determination to beat impossible odds, to persevere during extreme physical pain, and to face terrifying situations with grace and courage. Alysia’s story will inspire every listener to rethink their role in the community and world, and believe in their ability to reach their full potential. Let her inspire you and your team too!

Green is the New Black

How to incorporate sustainability in your daily life in chic and simple ways

Want to help the environment but not sure how? Feeling powerless over the climate crisis? Alysia is not only an award- winning actress; she has been on the forefront of environmentalism since her teens, and has leadership experience in sustainable beauty, green cosmetics, eco-fashion, environmentally friendly construction and sustainable food systems. A dynamic speaker, she will engage your audience with her expertise, intelligence, exuberance, and humor, sharing her expertise, tips, tricks, and most of all HOPE.

As a wife, mother and creative collaborator, she delivers actionable tools in a guilt and shame free atmosphere, helping everyone become part of the solution, not the problem. Alysia is on the board of EARTH DAY INITIATIVE, is an advisor for AIR PROTEIN, and the face and eco-emissary for IZZY BEAUTY the first ever ZERO WASTE beauty brand. She co-founded LIVARI, a sustainable clothing line with zero waste sourcing and manufacturing. And, she and her husband renovated their Harlem brownstone collaborating with early adopter environmental architects and contractors, sharing each phase of the construction in collaboration with DWELL magazine as a way to build awareness of the benefits of green building.

Impossible Goals

Smashing the glass ceiling and your own limits as a woman!

Through her work on the boards of The Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, The Meteor, and TIMES UP, Alysia has acquired real-world insights as to how women can harness their collective power and help each other thrive. As an award winning producer as well as actress, she has made it her mission to: hire, mentor, and invest; creating more roles for women behind and in front of the camera, and inspiring others to do the same.

She has been invited to speak on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship at the WHITE HOUSE, the UNITED NATIONS, SHE SUMMIT, GOOGLE, and countless film festivals. Additionally, she was awarded the a MUSE "MADE IN NY" AWARD from The Mayor's office and New York Women in Film and Television, The SARAH POWELL HUNTINGTON LEADERSHIP AWARD by the Women's Prison Association, and was honored with the VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARD, ACCLAIMED COLLABORATOR AWARD from Women in Arts and Media, PIONEER IN FILMMAKING AWARD, and FOUNDERS AWARD FOR SUPPORT. A dynamic and captivating speaker, Alysia shares tangible, actionable examples and provides the tools to empower us all.

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