Alida Tchicamboud is the founding director of Healing Hands Incorporated, serving survivors of gender-based violence. An inspiring motivational speaker, Alida speaks candidly from personal and professional experience about surviving domestic and sexual violence. Her credentials include years of keynote speaking and leadership educating communities on sensitive topics such as rape, incest, commercial sexual exploitation, domestic and gender violence. As a trauma-informed consultant, she collaborates with other statewide organizations and government agencies to develop and implement best practices and policies for victims and survivors. She also serves as a subject-matter expert, advising on organizational processes and research projects focused on economic empowerment and language justice. A compassionate leader pursuing sustainable, long-term economic justice for and with marginalized communities, Alida’s is nationally recognized for her work at the intersection of sexual assault, human trafficking, homelessness, and economic empowerment.
Nominated the NYC Advocate of the year in 2022, by the New York City Mayor’s office to end gender-based violence, Alida believes that the more we all as a community talk about sexual violence, the better the victim’s chance is of seeking help. Polyglot (English, French, Lingala, Kikongo) Alida holds a Master degree in Human Resources from the university of Paris XII (France) and lives in New York.