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Ms. Wheelchair California 2023

"As Ms. Wheelchair of California, I want to shine a light on Equitable Accessibility. 

During my reign, I will advocate for Travel, Housing, and Employment Equity." 

- Candis Welch

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Candis Welch

About Candis Welch 

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Throughout her career, Candis has worked within the Entertainment Publicity and Executive Management sector with celebrities such as Issa Rae, Kevin, and Melissa Fredericks as “MrsKevOnStage” & “KevOnStage” (Comedian, NYT bestseller author), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary). From there, she transitioned to local government service within the LA County Procurement and Contracts. Currently, Candis works at the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority as a DEI Practitioner, where she continues to create and implement several organization-wide equitable initiatives and plans and facilitates monthly culturally diverse events and dialogue series. She has developed and facilitated DEIA Training series for national and local non-profits and, in October 2022, provided the Keynote Speech for the State of California Department of Rehabilitation. 

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The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. We are advocates, lifelong learners, and sisters, supporting each other to be our best selves.

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The Ms. Wheelchair California Leadership Institute's mission is to recognize the achievements of women in wheelchairs. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all people with disabilities through advocacy, community building, and being lifelong learners who support each other to be our best selves. 

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