Alicia Menendez, MSNBC Anchor & Author

Author of The Likeability Trap and MSNBC anchor, Alicia Menendez is empowering women around the world to let go of old rules and reimagine leadership rather than reinventing themselves.

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What is your favorite thing?

A solid seven hours of sleep. (I have two children under the age of three, so right now I’d settle for a catnap).

What is your favorite city to travel to?

New Orleans. I traveled there for the first time when I was sixteen and I’ve been back about ten times since. I recently read Sarah Broom’s memoir, “The Yellow House”, about growing up in New Orleans East, and it gave me a whole new perspective on the city.

What does your power outfit consist of?

All black everything.

What is your favorite home cooked meal?

My aunt Caridad makes the best picadillo. I requested the recipe several years ago, and I have it tacked on the pantry door. But it’s never quite as good as when she makes it.

What is a hobby that you have had since you remember?

My hobby is not having hobbies. Even when I try to do something leisurely I end up professionalizing it. I don’t know how to do things casually.

What is your favorite Instagram account to follow?

If you’re not following @aminatou then are you even on Instagram? She elevates Instagram stories to an art form.

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