Beyonce, Charles Barkley, and the best steak in town? It’s all here for you today as Facebook’s Head of Global Vertical Solutions Marketing Lizette Williams stopped by for a thoroughly entertaining and insightful round of Five Questions with SCREEN.
SCREEN: If you could be a part of any band or musical group in history, what would it be?
LIZETTE: Definitely Destiny’s Child… because Beyonce?! And who doesn’t love that #BlackGirlMagic/ female empowerment energy?!
[Editor’s Note: Let’s hop back a decade and throw our hands up with Lizette to this Destiny’s Child classic…]
SCREEN: Most famous person you’ve ever met?
LIZETTE: Charles Barkley. At a McDonald’s commercial shoot. Literally the nicest and funniest guy ever.
SCREEN: If you could fix one thing, what would you fix?
LIZETTE: Eliminate systemic racism in our country. We are literally continuing to carry the remnants of slavery on our backs. I’m working on leaving this world in a better place and making changes in my realm of responsibility (marketing and advertising).
SCREEN: Your favorite restaurant on the planet?
LIZETTE: I don’t think I have one single favorite restaurant… In LA, it’s Crustacean – literally order anything… or Boa. In Chicago, Steak 48 or Bavette’s – both incredible steakhouses. In New York, I’m not picking one.
[Editor’s Note: Is your mouth watering yet? It will be after this beautifully crafted tour of one of Lizette’s faves, Steak 48 in Chicago…]
SCREEN: Worst job ever?
LIZETTE: Bartended for one night only when I did a study abroad year in London. I quit the first night after my manager asked me to wash an ashtray. Nope.
SCREEN: Your favorite holiday?
LIZETTE: My birthday. I treat it like a month-long national holiday every year. It’s great to celebrate being alive and spending some time being introspective on where I’ve been and focus on continued growth.
SCREEN: What’s inspiring you today?
LIZETTE: BIPOC women. I’ve been seeing so many of my sisters making major moves, owning their authentic voice, and bringing their full selves forward while being celebrated. It is an incredible time to be in this space. I hope that all of us will fully own and be present in this moment.