APRIL 22, 2019
6:30PM – 10:00PM
TheTimesCenter | New York, NY
Join Girls Leadership for our 10th Anniversary Celebration. Co-Founders Simone Marean and Rachel Simmons will celebrate the impact of honorees Rachel Cargle, Tiffany Dufu, and Alicia Menendez. These honorees will thank the people who showed them how to step into their voice, and their power. Tiffany Dufu will thank Marie C. Wilson; founder and president emerita of the White House Project and the Ms. Foundation for Women; and creator of Take our Daughters to Work Day, and Rachel Cargle will thank her mother. Join us to celebrate the power of voice!
Alicia Menendez is a journalist and multimedia storyteller. Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle Magazine, “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, and a “Content Queen” by Marie Claire, Alicia has quickly become a force in American media. She currently works as a co-host of Amanpour & Co., a global affairs show which airs on PBS and CNNi; and a contributing editor at Bustle, the largest media property for Millennial women. She is also the Host and Co-Executive Producer of the Latina to Latina podcast, currently in its second season.
Previously, Alicia worked at FusionTV, as the host of a nightly news and pop culture show. In its first year on air, Alicia Menendez Tonight was honored with a Gracie Award for “Outstanding Talk Show.” In addition to her nightly show, Alicia produced and hosted a one-hour primetime special, Generation in Crisis, for which she traveled to El Salvador, Rwanda and a Syrian refugee camp in Northern Jordan. During the 2016 Presidential primaries, Alicia co-moderated the Iowa Brown and Black Forum, pressing the Democratic hopefuls on issues of importance to Latino and African-American communities. Alicia has also contributed reporting to ABC’s Nightline and World News Tonight, as well as ABC’s Emmy-nominated 2014 Election Night coverage, and shared her spirited take on current events on Good Morning America, This Week, The View and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. A native of Union City, New Jersey and a graduate of Harvard, she lives in Miami with her husband and daughter.