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Femme Wonk by Katie Davey
23 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Ep 51: Your #Elxn44 Primer
Tune in to get the recap on the first 3 weeks of the federal election campaign. We'll be back later this week after the national debates.
61 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Ep. 50: Can you hear me now? Book club with Celina
The Femme Wonk Book Club is joined by author Celina Caesar-Chavannes to discuss her book, Can You Hear Me Now?
33 minutes | Oct 1, 2020
Ep 49: So you want to be a Policy Wonk?
This episode is 100% my (Katie's -- hi!) advice about a career in the policy space. We cover master's, the landscape, and practical tips. The takeaway? Connect with people and learn how to stand out.
57 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Ep 48: Post Election Debrief
As promised, here is your New Brunswick post election debrief! I'm joined by University of New Brunswick prof JP Lewis who helps us understand the context of the election. His takeaway: You can’t assume that whatever happened with Covid-19 evaluation of government and voter intentions will overwhelm traditional voting patterns. Like what you hear? Leave us a review!
37 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Ep 47: Checking in on the New Brunswick Election
This episode is dropping just 10 days before Election Day. Check it out to hear my thoughts on the campaign this far, and what to expect over the next two weeks.
44 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Ep 46: A Feminist Economic Recovery Plan
We chatted with the authors of the first national feminist economic recovery plan in the world. Anjum and Carmina talk about the motivation behind the plan, some of the nuts and bolts of creating it, a description of pillars, and what's next for the plan. Like this episode? Share it with a friend.
30 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Ep 45: they said this would be fun
We chat with Eternity Martis about her book They Said This Would Be Fun. It was the May Femme Wonk book club pick so we discuss observations from the book club, the book writing process, and what happens next.
33 minutes | May 12, 2020
Ep 44: Covid-19 Cracks
I chat with Anna, co-CEO of Tidal Equality. We discuss various covid-19 policy responses, what this pandemic response has meant for equity, and what we can learn from all of this.
53 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Ep 43: Inspire NOW
In this live recorded episode, Katie gets interviewed by Amanda from PoliticsNOW as a part of their InspireNOW series. Amanda picks Katie's brain about topics like building Femme Wonk, impostor syndrome, what's next, and if 10 year plans are reasonable for millennials. We cover a lot of grounds. Let us know if you struggle with any of the topics we highlight. Thanks to our sponsor, GlassSKY. GlassSKY works to help the next generation of leaders make the most of their talents and contribute to society and the workplace in powerful ways. They work with progressive employers who want to embrace diversity and gain a deeper understanding of the changes they are facing as their leadership profile rapidly shifts to one that is Millennial and increasingly female. Visit their website GlassSKY.org to learn more.
26 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Ep 42: WFH
COVID-19 has dramatically impacted nearly every single person and their work. One main shift has been a forced work from home. I've been working from home for about a year now, so I partnered with Samantha (samantharoad.com) to chat about best practices, what is still really hard, and what we hope to see stick after the pandemic ends. I want to thank our sponsor, GlassSKY. GlassSKY works to help the next generation of leaders make the most of their talents and contribute to society and the workplace in powerful ways. They work with progressive employers who want to embrace diversity and gain a deeper understanding of the changes they are facing as their leadership profile rapidly shifts to one that is Millennial and increasingly female. Visit their website GlassSKY.org to learn more.
15 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Ep 41: Book Reviews!
Okay. We're mixing it up a bit during covid-19. We don't want to add unnecessary noise, so we've pivoted to some lighter content. Tune in for three book reviews: 1. Had it Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #Metoo by Robyn Doolittle 2. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslin Memoir by Samra Habib 3. The Handmaid's Tale & The Testaments by Margaret Atwood We're also thrilled to announce that GlassSKY will be sponsoring the podcast for the remainder of 2020! GlassSKY works to help the next generation of leaders make the most of their talents and contribute to society and the workplace in powerful ways. They work with progressive employers who want to embrace diversity and gain a deeper understanding of the changes they are facing as their leadership profile rapidly shifts to one that is Millennial and increasingly female. Visit their website GlassSKY.org to learn more.
28 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Ep 40: Operation Black Vote Canada
This week we chat with Velma from Operation Black Vote Canada (OBVC). We chat about some great projects that they're working on, like the 1834 fellowship, but we also talk more broadly about what diverse decision making looks like and how we can all be allies. We get two calls to action: 1. provide access and 2. at whatever decision making table you're at, take an internal audit. Look around the table and ask yourself if it looks like Canada. If it doesn't, find people that can fill the gaps.
49 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Ep 39: Iowa
How could we not do an episode about the Iowa caucus? I chat with an old friend about our 'interested observer' status on Iowa and the democratic primary race. Check it out!
54 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Ep 38: We're Back!
We're joined by friend of the podcast, Jordan O'Brien to talk about what has happened over the last 6 weeks, top political moments of the past decade, and predictions for 2020. We talked about: - Andrew Scheer's resignation - Blaine Higgs and his confidence threats - The NWT first majority women Cabinet Top moments of the decade? You'll have to tune in to find out.
9 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
Ep 37: Cabinet Briefing
We're back with part 2 of our Cabinet brief! Listen in for our takes on what exactly the new Cabinet appointments mean, what our biggest takeaways were, and what we're still waiting for. What are your Cabinet quick-takes?
11 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Ep 36: Pre-Cabinet Brief
We've got a quick mini-episode for you today where we talk all things federal Cabinet shuffle scheduled to happen on Wednesday. On Thursday, we'll have your post-cabinet brief giving a run down of our thoughts. We answer questions like: What is a cabinet; what happens in a minority situation; what about representation, and many others. Let us know what you think, and send along any predictions you may have.
39 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Ep 35: Participatory Democracy
We chat with Yash and Nahum of Everyday about participatory democracy -- what is it, why it is important, who is doing it well, and how we can improve?
26 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
Ep 34: Gender and Climate Change
Today we’re talking about gender equality and climate change. Our public discourse in Canada has been dominated by the economic impacts of climate change -- specifically carbon tax. We also hear about the urgency, and about what is happening to our lands, water, and life. We talk very little about how climate change hits the ground. Major episodes like wildfires, flooding, and storms are often getting chalked up to climate change, but who is being impacted? Much research suggests that women and children will disproportionately feel the impacts of climate change. This has to do with things like the lack of economic security women face, and the types of work women are doing. I’m joined by Damien and Anne from Community Forest International. They also walk us through some of the programming that they’re doing internationally, and what they’ve learned.
37 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
Ep 33 - Politics, social media, and self-care
Today we’re talking about politics, social media, and self-care. By the time this episode is released, we’ll know the results of the 2019 election, however we recorded it a few days before. I got the inspiration for this episode when I was recording last week’s episode. I was honestly feeling really overwhelmed about providing election commentary because I’ve felt pretty upset about many elements of this campaign. I also felt like spending time on Twitter was adding to the negativity I was feeling. We chat with Kayley Reed, a successful entrepreneur who started her journey as a mental health advocate and co-founder of Wear Your Label. Her journey has led her to a successful business built around influencer marketing. She also hosts a podcast called Self-care Sunday. I wanted to talk to Kayley about how we can practice self-care in a negative political social media environment -- especially people like me who rely on social media as a tool for business. We talk about setting boundaries on social media, the difference between personal and business use, where we both were when we found out Donald Trump was elected, the role social media now plays in politics, and last but not least, some tools we can use to have a better experience on social media, while still being an informed advocate for change.
36 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Ep 32: #Elxn43
Like #Elxn43, this episode is a lot. We talk about the federal election, give you some useful definitions in case we've gotta talk about a minority situation in a few days, dive into the platforms to see where the parties stand on gender, and answer some great listener questions.
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