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The Elegant Warrior with Heather Hansen

May 29, 2023

Former CEO, Alisha Fernandez Miranda, shares the life lessons she learned when she decided to quit her career and spend a year taking unpaid internships at the dream jobs of her childhood. 



  • How she was molded by the example of immigrant parents
  • How she overcame the guilt of wanting something more
  • How making a “selfish” decision made her a better wife and mom


Alisha’s book recommendation: Women Are the Fiercest Creatures, by Andrea Dunlop


Alisha’s book, My What If Year

Her website,

Instagram, @alishafmiranda

Podcast, Quit Your Day Job with Alisha Fernandez Miranda




Alisha Fernandez Miranda is a Cuban-American, born and raised in Miami who has spent her adult life in New York and London and is currently based in Scotland. Alisha is the ex-CEO and current Chair at I.G. Advisors, an award-winning social impact intelligence agency that consults to the world’s biggest non-profits, companies and foundations on their philanthropy and social impact.

Alisha the author of My What If Year, which details her year of unpaid internships in the dream jobs of her childhood. The book follows Alisha on her quest to figure out what might have happened if her life had taken a different path. Alisha and her story have been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC and as one of People’s Best New Books.


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