When the women of Girls Write Now walked into our writers’ room they filled the room with verve. As we shared stories and ideas, it was clear through their contributions that these were young women of unlimited potential, buoyed by the support of a community.” — ALICIA MENENDEZ
Alicia Menendez will be serving as our emcee for the 2016 Girls Write Now Awards and we could not be happier. A rising journalist and leader for a new generation, Alicia is anchor and special correspondent at Fusion (where she hosted Girls Write Now in her writer’s room!).
Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle Magazine, and “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, Alicia has emerged as one of the most influential voices of her generation. Most recently, Alicia co-moderated the Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Iowa, pressing the Democratic hopefuls on issues of importance to African-American and Hispanic communities. Alicia has also contributed reporting to ABC’s Nightline and World News, 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, and The View.
From 2014 through 2015, Alicia produced and hosted a one-hour primetime special, Generation in Crisis, for which she traveled to El Salvador, Jordan, and Rwanda to report on the international implications of a lost generation. Before joining Fusion, Alicia was an inaugural host and producer on the Internet-based video streaming network HuffPost Live.
You’re invited to the 2016 Girls Write Now Awards at Three Sixty° Tribeca on May 17! Help us honor Jenni Konner, executive producer, writer and director of HBO’s Golden Globe winning Girls and co-founder of LennyLetter.com, Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and forthcoming Firsts: A Memoir of the Twenties Experience, and host of MSNBC’s So POPular! and John Osborn, President & CEO of BBDO NY, creators of the Barbie “Imagine the Possibilities” Campaign. Purchase your tickets and reserve your spot – we hope to see you there!