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Our relationships with one another are a foundation for change. Building connections with people who don’t look like us – who come from different backgrounds and cultures – is key in building diverse communities and fostering intercultural understanding. Find out how to get outside of your typical networks and find opportunities to build cross cultural connections.

Billy Moyer and Ashley Alaniz-Moyer are a powerhouse team of two from Austin, Texas. Together, they host the I Do, We Do podcast talking about how their differences make them stronger. They partner on numerous community ventures including Central Texas Signing Day, a pep rally style event they put on every year for high school seniors. Together they run Bashley Collaborative where they provide resources for couples who want to build a more epic partnership. They are passionate about equity, education, lifelong learning, and leadership. In 2019, they were honored as Real Heroes by the American Red Cross of Central and South Texas. Ashley is the Executive Director of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and Billy is the President of SOS Leadership. They have a one-year-old son named Lincoln and they all live together in an RV.

About the Speakers:

Billy Moyer
Founder & President
SOS Leadership

Billy Moyer has been teaching others about leadership and personal development for over 27 years. He went through his first goal setting program at 4-years-old and spoke to his first group at seven. He started SOS Leadership, a leadership development resource center at 21 and wrote the first of four books at 22. Billy has served as the interim CEO or COO of six companies in transition and has spoken to, trained and/or coached thousands of leaders helping them realize their potential and improve results. SOS Leadership specializes in serving as the tour guide for organizations looking to grow. Billy has a Bachelor’s from St. Edward’s University and is certified in Servant Leadership from Gonzaga University where he completed a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. Billy is also the Past Chair of the Board for the Austin Young Chamber.


Ashley Alaniz-Moyer
Executive Director
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium

After graduating from TCU, Ashley Alaniz-Moyer was an AmeriCorps Vista member and worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Irving, Texas. Since then, she has worked in education serving various underrepresented student populations. She now serves as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium. Her work has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal, Austin Under 40 awards and Austin Woman Magazine. She also serves on the Mayor of Austin’s Taskforce on Institutional Racism. She is deeply passionate about racial equity. In 2019, Ashley was given an Equity Warrior Award by The Excellence & Advancement Foundation. Ashley received her MBA in Organizational Leadership and Management from Concordia University Texas where she received the Alumni Emerging Leader Award.