Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap' Journalist Alicia Menendez has noticed a problem: in the workplace, and in many aspects of their lives, women are forced into becoming inauthentic versions of themselves in order to be likeable. Her new book, 'The Likeability Trap: How To Break Free And Succeed As You Are,' examines how to avoid these traps. Menendez and guest host Elise Hu talked about creating more fulfilling personal relationships and a better workplace and how likeability plays into politics.
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Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

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Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

Alicia Menendez Wants Women To Stop Falling Into 'The Likeability Trap'

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Writer Alicia Menendez
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Journalist Alicia Menendez has noticed a problem: in the workplace, and in many aspects of their lives, women are forced into becoming inauthentic versions of themselves in order to be likeable. Her new book, The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed As You Are, examines how to avoid these traps. Menendez and guest host Elise Hu talked about creating more fulfilling personal relationships and a better workplace and how likeability plays into politics.

Anjuli Sastry and Alexander McCall produced and edited this episode for broadcast.