100 episodes

Madam Vice President? Madam Speaker? Now there’s Madam Policy, a podcast by and about women shaping policy and creating history. Hosted by Dee Martin—life-long organizer and advocate—with a cast of rotating co-hosts and subject matter experts in the Washington, DC-based Policy Resolution Group (Bracewell LLP), each episode features an interview with an extraordinary woman who is making change.

Listen for insight from Members of Congress, corporate leaders, journalists and activists who are every day, in every way, shaping our nation.

The show is lively, provocative, informative, and fun!

Madam Policy Bracewell

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Madam Vice President? Madam Speaker? Now there’s Madam Policy, a podcast by and about women shaping policy and creating history. Hosted by Dee Martin—life-long organizer and advocate—with a cast of rotating co-hosts and subject matter experts in the Washington, DC-based Policy Resolution Group (Bracewell LLP), each episode features an interview with an extraordinary woman who is making change.

Listen for insight from Members of Congress, corporate leaders, journalists and activists who are every day, in every way, shaping our nation.

The show is lively, provocative, informative, and fun!

    Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Chair (Fmr.), Federal Communications Commission: Trailblazer for Equality in Telecommunications & Artificial Intelligence

    Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Chair (Fmr.), Federal Communications Commission: Trailblazer for Equality in Telecommunications & Artificial Intelligence

    Madam Policy welcomes global leader and trailblazer in telecommunications and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mignon Clyburn, former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Making history, Mignon was the first woman to serve as Chair of the powerful FCC.
    Mignon joins Madam Policy hosts Dee Martin and Kendall Mitchell to discuss her journey to the top in an historically male-dominated field, the challenges and opportunities surrounding the widespread emergence of AI, her lifelong commitment to public service, and the work she is doing and has done to maintain an open and accessible internet for all. 
    Tune in to hear about how Mignon, daughter of Congressman James E. Clyburn, shaped her journey to the head of an executive agency through her experience at the South Carolina Public Service Commission and how mentorship has molded her path every step of the way.

    • 47 min
    Maebel Gebremedhin, Co-Founder & President, Tigray Action Committee: The Forgotten War

    Maebel Gebremedhin, Co-Founder & President, Tigray Action Committee: The Forgotten War

    Women and children’s rights activist, Maebel Gebremedhin, co-founder and president of Tigray Action Committee, shares the Tigrayan story of the conflict between the Government of Ethiopia, acting in alliance with Eritrea, and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on Madam Policy this week. Born in a refugee camp in Sudan, Maebel sits down with host Dee Martin to discuss the “forgotten war,” conflict-based gender violence, and how her family background shaped her path in life. This episode spotlights the importance of women being involved in decision making processes, living by the mantra “if not me, then who?”, and how drawing attention to an issue can create change. Tune in to learn more!

    • 26 min
    Lucy Caldwell, Political Strategist & Founder, Mockingbird Lab: Data-Driven Grassroots Activism

    Lucy Caldwell, Political Strategist & Founder, Mockingbird Lab: Data-Driven Grassroots Activism

    Political strategist and technology entrepreneur, Lucy Caldwell, Founder of Mockingbird Lab, joins Madam Policy to talk about her work mobilizing independent voters, advocating for structural reforms to make politics more competitive, and disrupting old school grassroots organizing with innovative technologies. Lucy sits down with Madam Policy hosts Dee Martin and Caitlin Sickles to discuss the current state of political campaign technology and her focus on using data-driven strategies to drive voter engagement. Tune in for a healthy dose of political prognostication, too! Want to hear the toughest advice Lucy was told early on in her career? Tune in now!

    • 40 min
    Dr. Morgan Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, CHIPS Program Office, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Leading the $39 Billion Investment in the US Semiconductor Industry

    Dr. Morgan Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, CHIPS Program Office, U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Leading the $39 Billion Investment in the US Semiconductor Industry

    Chief Strategy Officer for the CHIPS Program Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Dr. Morgan Dwyer, joins Madam Policy hosts Dee Martin and Ihna Mangundayao to talk about the critical work the CHIPS program does to ensure U.S. economic prosperity and national security. Dr. Dwyer highlights the work she’s doing to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry and the importance of investing in local communities and workforce development programs. Want to hear about the journey that landed Dr. Dwyer to become the woman leading a $39 billion investment portfolio focused on semiconductor manufacturing and the advice she would give to her 24-year-old self? Then tune in!

    • 26 min
    The Honorable Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)/Chief Sustainability Officer: “Climate Readiness is Mission Readiness”

    The Honorable Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations, and Environment)/Chief Sustainability Officer: “Climate Readiness is Mission Readiness”

    Madam Policy welcomes the Honorable Meredith Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer! Secretary Berger joins hosts Dee Martin and Carolyn Spector to discuss climate readiness and the importance of women in STEM. Learn more about her “Three C” strategy that focuses on communities, critical infrastructure, and climate. Want to know what the Navy is doing for Earth Day and Energy Installations and Environment Week? Want to hear about ASN Berger’s letter to President H.W. Bush when she was seven? Then tune in!

    • 37 min
    Susannah Wellford, Founder & CEO of Running Start: Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Politics

    Susannah Wellford, Founder & CEO of Running Start: Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Politics

    Running Start Founder and CEO, Susannah Wellford, joins Madam Policy with hosts Dee Martin and Kendall Mitchell. Tune in as they talk with Susannah about empowering women to run for political office. A nonpartisan nonprofit organization, Running Start trains young women to run for political office and provides them with the tools they need to build a long-term community of support. 

    Tune in to hear about some of the amazing and successful Running Start alumnae, as well as tips for success from Susannah based on her own impressive journey.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Mindful Return ,

Inspiring

Excellent topics, great questions by the host, and inspiring women leaders as guests - a wonderful trifecta!

Martha1776 ,

Loving these perspectives

A great show featuring women trailblazing in their fields, with a particular bent toward public policy. Really enjoying the early episodes and looking forward to more!

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