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‘I believe that silence is consent’ Piper Perabo transforms from actor to activist

23:50 | Dec 19th, 2018

Piper Perabo tells the story of her journey from actor to activist. This podcast was recorded live at the 6th Annual Women Rule Summit in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with Ana Marie Cox from the podcast “With Friends Like These”.

‘I think it’s outrageous’ Rep. Nita Lowey on the government shutdown

28:36 | Jan 9th

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) is the first woman to chair the powerful House Appropriations committee since it was created in 1865. And she’s ready for the government to open back up.

'Go for the long shot’ Incoming Congresswoman Katie Porter

26:47 | Jan 2nd

Katie Porter is a consumer advocate, law professor, parent, and — as of this week — a member of Congress. She’s among the more than 100 women elected in the 2018 midterms, a Democrat representing once deeply conservative Orange County, California, i...Show More

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the president doesn't single out women reporters

26:43 | Dec 12th, 2018

Live from the Women Rule 2018 Summit: President Donald Trump has made numerous derisive comments about female reporters, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won’t say whether he crossed the line.

Sen. Capito: We’re ‘well aware’ of a lack of Republican women in Congress

23:03 | Dec 5th, 2018

2018 was the "Year of the Woman" — except when it comes to Republican lawmakers. “We’re falling way short. And the Democrats are outshining us, no doubt on that," Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said.

Deborah Rutter on running the Kennedy Center

28:19 | Nov 28th, 2018

Deborah Rutter, the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, spoke with Women Rule about how she deals with the political overtones that come with art, her mission to make sure all children in America have art as part of their...Show More

“I so desperately wanted to do well”: Entrepreneur Gazelle Hashemian

30:02 | Nov 20th, 2018

Gazelle Hashemian -- a successful IT executive whose latest venture is the wellness company Blue Flower -- said her deep sense of appreciation for opportunity in the United States comes from living through the Iranian Revolution in 1979. In 2001, sh...Show More

'You fall in love with it': Kim Davis on hockey and her career in the NHL

29:33 | Nov 14th, 2018

NHL executive vice president Kim Davis is diversifying the NHL. Women Rule talks with Davis about her work to grow the league’s fan base, how she’s drawn inspiration from her family, and about political controversies in sports in the Trump era.

How women won – and lost – in the midterms

28:56 | Nov 7th, 2018

It was a historic night for women in midterm races around the country. Women Rule's Anna Palmer talks with POLITICO editor Carrie Budoff Brown and campaign reporter Elena Schneider about the state of play for women legislators, governors, and voters ...Show More

BONUS: The women behind the women on Capitol Hill

33:42 | Nov 2nd, 2018

With a potential new wave of women legislators coming to Capitol Hill after this election, Women Rule asked the question: What about their staffers? They’re the backbone of Congressional offices – the legislative assistants, the communications direct...Show More

The midterms, 'fake news,' and Martha MacCallum

29:03 | Oct 31st, 2018

Fox News host Martha MacCallum will lead the network's coverage on election night. Women Rule talks with MacCallum about the midterm races she's watching, how she feels about the label of "fake news," and what it's like covering every twist and turn ...Show More

Michelle Freeman believes in the equalizing power of sports

30:26 | Oct 24th, 2018

Michelle Freeman, real estate magnate and partner at Monumental Sports and Entertainment, talks women in sports team ownership, the equalizing power of sports, and Colin Kaepernick.

Jodi Picoult, "women's fiction," and what powerful men can learn from her books

24:40 | Oct 17th, 2018

Best-selling author Jodi Picoult is out with a new book - and it has a lot of political implications about women's reproductive rights. Women Rule talks with Picoult about her literary successes (and failures), being labeled "chick lit," and what pow...Show More

Will Cecile Richards ever run for office?

35:32 | Oct 10th, 2018

Cecile Richards, the former head of Planned Parenthood, opens up about the Supreme Court, her one "bizarre" meeting with Ivanka Trump, a childhood steeped in politics, and whether she'll ever run for elected office.

The past and future of Jennifer Siebel Newsom

27:41 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, documentary filmmaker and women's rights advocate, could be the next first lady of California.

Jane Fonda's last act

25:57 | Sep 26th, 2018

"I really thought if I wasn’t with a man I didn’t exist." That's what Jane Fonda thought until she was in her mid-60s. Now, she's re-examining her life in a new documentary, "Jane Fonda in Five Acts."

Dana Perino: From the White House to Fox News

30:42 | Sep 19th, 2018

Dana Perino, the Fox News host of the afternoon “Daily Briefing” program and a co-panelist on “The Five,” had a life before cable news. Perino came from a lengthy career in politics, including serving as the White House press secretary under Preside...Show More

"I didn’t challenge sexism at every turn"

30:26 | Sep 13th, 2018

Labor union leaders Liz Shuler and Mary Kay Henry discuss how they rose up through the union ranks and what they’re trying to do to increase the number of women in the labor movement. Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and Henry, president o...Show More

What Allie Beth Stuckey hates about the conservative world

27:33 | Sep 5th, 2018

Blogger, podcaster, and Conservative Review TV host Allie Beth Stuckey opens up about how being a conservative has marked her – wrongly – as someone who believes “sexism doesn’t exist.” Women Rule talks to Stuckey about her rise in right-leaning circ...Show More

Tracking the candidates: Ayanna Pressley

38:06 | Aug 29th, 2018

Ayanna Pressley could be the new face of an old-school Democratic district in Massachusetts. In our final installment of our "Tracking the candidates" series, Women Rule follows Pressley – the first black woman elected to Boston's City Council – as ...Show More

Tracking the candidates: Lea Márquez Peterson

23:14 | Aug 22nd, 2018

With Donald Trump as president, it’s not easy to run for Congress as a Republican woman this year. For Lea Márquez Peterson, who’s a GOP primary contender in Arizona’s second congressional district, that means she’s had to develop a strategy that bo...Show More

Tracking the candidates: Lori Lightfoot

27:26 | Aug 15th, 2018

In the first episode of our three-part "Women Rule: Tracking the candidates" mini-series: Lori Lightfoot. Lightfoot is a Democrat running to unseat Chicago's current Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel. If she wins, she could be the city's first black fe...Show More

The arts in Washington, feat. the Hirshhorn Museum's Melissa Chiu and the Washington Ballet's Julie Kent

27:24 | Aug 8th, 2018

Don't count Washington out when it comes to the nation's art centers. Women Rule talks with two leading ladies of D.C.'s art scene: Melissa Chiu, the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Julie Kent, the artistic director for th...Show More

Why the World Bank is investing in women

21:22 | Aug 1st, 2018

At our live Women Rule taping, Priya Basu, the head of the World Bank's Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, looks back on one year of running the gender-equality “start-up."

Why Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew wants to regulate your makeup

25:45 | Jul 25th, 2018

As celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian lobby Capitol Hill for regulations around cosmetics products, the fight is getting another advocate for reform: beauty mogul Gregg Renfrew, the CEO of Beautycounter. Women Rule talks to Renfrew about her fight ...Show More

Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon wades into politics and pushes equal pay

27:19 | Jul 18th, 2018

Tamara Mellon, now the founder and chief creative officer of her own eponymous shoe line, struggled with addiction, founded a luxury shoe empire, and sought to disrupt the fashion industry. Women Rule talked with Mellon about how she started Jimmy Ch...Show More

Bellamy Young imagines a different 'Scandal' under Hillary Clinton

28:13 | Jul 11th, 2018

Bellamy Young – known for her role on the hit TV series 'Scandal' as Mellie Grant, the former first lady-turned-president of the United States – reflects back on the Shonda Rhimes creation, the show's politics, and weighs just how different 'Scandal'...Show More

Hope Solo, the World Cup, and a 'lonely road' to equality in soccer

25:26 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Soccer star Hope Solo wants to “right the ship” for her sport, especially when it comes to wage equality for female athletes and access for young players. On Women Rule, the former goalkeeper for the U.S. Women's National Team talks about why she thi...Show More

Where are all the black women on Capitol Hill?

36:23 | Jun 27th, 2018

The Black Women’s Congressional Alliance looks to promote diverse voices to work in the staff offices of Congress – even against the odds. From wage gaps to micro-aggressions, Women Rule talks with three staffers - Jennifer DeCasper, Rhonda Foxx, and...Show More

‘It’s cruel’: Janet Napolitano on Trump’s 'zero tolerance' policy

34:29 | Jun 20th, 2018

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is calling President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant families at the border “cruel” and a “misallocation” of resources by the administration. Napolitano implied that the White House’s “z...Show More

‘Tell everybody’: Alisyn Camerota’s advice for women dealing with harassment

28:29 | Jun 13th, 2018

Former Fox News anchor Alisyn Camerota recounts her time under Roger Ailes’ rule and offers thoughts about the current #MeToo moment. Camerota – now a co-anchor on CNN's New Day program and the author of a new novel "Amanda Wakes Up" – also opens up ...Show More

BONUS: Turning down Kanye, and other times former BET exec Debra Lee said "no"

28:19 | Jun 9th, 2018

We're bringing you a bonus special episode from our Women Rule summit in Los Angeles, where POLITICO editor Carrie Budoff Brown sat down with former BET chair and CEO Debra Lee earlier this week. Lee opens up about her political involvement, the art...Show More

'Ask any question – as long as you ask it respectfully'

27:58 | Jun 6th, 2018

Margaret Brennan, the moderator of CBS' "Face the Nation," is only the second female anchor in the show's lengthy history, and she's taken over after a massive shakeup at CBS. Here's her take on the #MeToo movement, how reporters have fallen short in...Show More

The 'scary' enthusiasm of Christina Tosi

27:28 | May 30th, 2018

Pastry chef and Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi brings an intensity to her work that's hard to match - and even as her dessert empire grows, she has no intention of slowing down. On Women Rule, Tosi talks about her first forays into the food industr...Show More

‘You’re so beautiful. Men must not know what to do with you.'

37:59 | May 23rd, 2018

Sally Kohn, an author and former Fox News political commentator, opens up to Women Rule about her last interaction with Roger Ailes, how she stumbled into the TV punditry business, and the findings of her new book, 'The Opposite of Hate: A Field Gui...Show More

Universal Standard founders Polina Veksler and Alex Waldman

29:30 | May 16th, 2018

Polina Veksler and Alex Waldman, the founders of the plus-size clothing brand Universal Standard, discuss how women face more than just a gender wage gap - they also face a size pay gap. Women Rule peaks into how the two built their business from scr...Show More

S'well founder Sarah Kauss

22:01 | May 9th, 2018

Sarah Kauss, founder of the water bottle company, discusses how S'well got its name, how she grew her company to be a worldwide brand, and how she learned to ask for help along the way.

‘News has a stigma’: theSkimm's path around the old guard

28:26 | May 2nd, 2018

TheSkimm founders’ key to success meant ditching the ways of traditional media and embracing an audience-driven strategy. Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin discuss how they started their company from a couch, weigh the future of the brand, and dole o...Show More

'Like vigilantes on the rampage': One top donor's beef with Democrats' response to #MeToo

28:37 | Apr 25th, 2018

Susie Tompkins Buell, a prominent Democratic donor, isn’t happy with how Democrats have handled sexual misconduct allegations within their own party. Buell, the founder of the Esprit clothing company, is widely known in left-leaning circles for cutt...Show More

Bank of America’s Anne Finucane performs best in a crisis

31:24 | Apr 18th, 2018

Women Rule talks to one of the most powerful women in financial services: Bank of America’s vice chairwoman, Anne Finucane. She’s most responsible for the bank’s investment into all its social causes, including billions of dollars pumped into environ...Show More

Kara Swisher’s problem with men in tech

30:12 | Apr 10th, 2018

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Congress, one dogged tech reporter has some advice for Capitol Hill and the reporters who cover it: Take off the kid gloves when dealing with the Silicon Valley executive. “He’s one of the richest people on e...Show More

An 'extremely stressful' Washington: Margaret Spellings weighs in on Trump

28:08 | Apr 4th, 2018

Margaret Spellings, President George W. Bush’s former education secretary, muses on the state of the cabinet under the current Republican White House and offers some praise for Betsy DeVos. Spellings also reflects back on her time as president of the...Show More

Why this Democratic senator is defending the Second Amendment

26:38 | Mar 28th, 2018

Just days after an emotional, nationwide movement demanding stricter gun control laws, North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp launched a staunch defense of the Second Amendment and pushed back at those calling for reforms. Heitkamp sat down with...Show More

The woman behind the GOP's fundraising juggernaut

26:30 | Mar 21st, 2018

Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, is smashing fundraising records. In the latest Women Rule episode, McDaniel explains her fervor for bringing in the cash: “If you have money you have power. And if you have m...Show More

How Kay Coles James sees conservatives in the Trump era

29:20 | Mar 14th, 2018

Kay Coles James is the new president of the Heritage Foundation, America's largest and arguably most influential conservative think thank. Her role is a groundbreaking one, in part because she’ll be the first African American woman to head up Heritag...Show More

SXSW Bonus: Wendy Davis on Texas Dems, Planned Parenthood, and what's next

30:38 | Mar 13th, 2018

Women Rule heads to Austin for SXSW, where host Anna Palmer speaks with Wendy Davis about what Democrats are doing in Texas, lessons she learned from her failed gubernatorial run in 2014, and whether or not she plans on getting more involved with Pla...Show More

Tina Smith replaced Al Franken. Now she tries to turn the page.

27:27 | Mar 7th, 2018

Sen. Tina Smith doesn’t want to talk about Al Franken. When asked about her Democratic predecessor, who resigned the Minnesota seat amid allegations of sexual misconduct, she avoided even saying his name in this Women Rule interview. Instead, Smith ...Show More

Is Uber bad for women? Rachel Holt doesn't think so

27:25 | Feb 28th, 2018

Rachel Holt, vice president at Uber and general manager of the company’s U.S. and Washington operations, spoke with Women Rule about the new directions the company has taken since Dara Khosrowshahi took over - and what it means for women.

Anna Deavere Smith: 'I don’t care about the glass ceiling anymore'

25:29 | Feb 21st, 2018

Actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, best known for her role as Dr. Nancy McNally on "The West Wing," has a new film focusing on incarceration among American youth. Women Rule sits down with her to discuss the critically acclaimed "Notes From t...Show More

Sen. Tammy Duckworth: "I can’t technically take maternity leave"

24:19 | Feb 14th, 2018

Sen. Tammy Duckworth has a problem: How can a senator who needs to vote take time off to care for her newborn? The Illinois Democrat and Iraq War veteran, who is expecting her second child this spring, will be the first sitting senator to give birth...Show More

Meghan McCain believes Trump won't mock her father again

29:40 | Feb 7th, 2018

Meghan McCain is not her father. For one, she’s a daytime talk show host on ABC's "The View." And her father is Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a one-time presidential candidate and perennial thorn in Donald Trump’s side. But Meghan and her ...Show More

Martha Raddatz on being "extra careful" in the age of Trump

32:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

After several widely publicized mistakes by news outlets in reporting on President Donald Trump and his administration, Martha Raddatz, ABC News’ chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of “This Week,” is calling the experience a “good lesso...Show More

BONUS: What Trump speechwriters can learn from history

43:35 | Jan 29th, 2018

As Donald Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address on the heels of reports he had an affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, one former White House speechwriter offered up a lesson from what Bill Clinton did in 1998: Stic...Show More

An affair with Trump? Nikki Haley on ‘disgusting’ rumors, her rise to top foreign policy role

37:21 | Jan 26th, 2018

The former anti-Trump governor became one of the president’s favorite officials, giving her rare standing on the global stage. The U.N. ambassador explains how in this special episode of POLITICO’s Women Rule podcast with White House reporter Eliana ...Show More

Stephanie Schriock wants EMILY’s List out of business

34:55 | Jan 24th, 2018

As Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List puts it: "Someday, EMILY’s List will not be needed...because there will be women running in every election out there.” From Schriock’s view, that day could be soon. The organization, which supports pr...Show More

Maria Trabocchi’s secrets on how to treat Washington VIPs

32:06 | Jan 17th, 2018

Maria Trabocchi has built a Washington restaurant brand on hospitality and Italian fine dining — and for years, Sfoglina, Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca (and, most recently, Del Mar) have played host to D.C.’s A-list. The Obamas have feasted there, ...Show More

Gretchen Carlson: "Stop being so damn nice"

32:38 | Jan 10th, 2018

Before the viral hashtag #MeToo, before the revelations against Harvey Weinstein and other media giants, there was Gretchen Carlson. Back in 2016, Carlson filed a landmark lawsuit against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, beginning a wave of sexual harassme...Show More

Women Rule POLITICO: Covering the Trump White House

28:58 | Dec 20th, 2017

Are women the survivors in Trump’s White House? What goes on behind the scenes when reporting on the presidency? POLITICO White House reporters Nancy Cook and Annie Karni sit down with Carrie Budoff Brown for the final Women Rule episode of 2017.

"Me Too" stories from Washington

26:19 | Dec 13th, 2017

POLITICO just hosted its fifth annual Women Rule summit, where we had several frank discussions about sexual harassment and assault. In this episode of the 'Women Rule' podcast, we hear some poignant moments from the summit: interviews with Elaine Ch...Show More

Chef Amy Brandwein: It’s “really challenging” supervising all men

26:25 | Dec 6th, 2017

It’s not easy being the lone woman at the top of the food chain, especially in all-male kitchens. But powerhouse chef and restaurateur Amy Brandwein — owner of the popular Italian eatery and market Centrolina in downtown Washington — has learned to d...Show More

Women Rule POLITICO: Where are all the female farmers?

28:04 | Nov 29th, 2017

What happens when the agriculture industry stays male-dominated? Will first lady Melania Trump continue Michelle Obama's legacy on healthy eating? In this food-themed post-Thanksgiving episode, POLITICO agriculture reporters Helena Bottemiller Evich,...Show More

Glamour's Cindi Leive talks Biden’s apology to Anita Hill

29:33 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Cindi Leive’s 16th and final year at the helm of Glamour has been consumed with discussion of sexual misconduct, but she says the discussion would not continue to dominate news cycles today if Anita Hill had been handled differently 26 years ago. As ...Show More

Women Rule POLITICO: Is net neutrality a “woman’s issue”?

27:00 | Nov 15th, 2017

How does the net neutrality debate affect women? What are social media giants doing to combat the spread of fake news and harassment on their platforms? POLITICO technology reporters Margaret Harding McGill and Nancy Scola sit down with Carrie Budoff...Show More

The Reluctant Pioneer: Border Patrol's first female chief

45:08 | Nov 14th, 2017

As Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost tells it, there is “no difference between female agents, male agents -- we’re all Border Patrol agents.” In this bonus episode, Provost, the agency’s first female head, sat down with Women Rule to discuss her hist...Show More

The women behind the 2016 candidates: One year later

38:47 | Nov 8th, 2017

On the first anniversary of the 2016 election, we spoke to female political operatives from the Clinton, Cruz, Rubio, Sanders and Trump campaigns to hear their backstage stories from the campaign trail – what they learned, what they wish they had don...Show More

Bonus: Sexism on America’s front lines

1:10:28 | Nov 6th, 2017

Susan Glasser, host of the Global POLITICO podcast, takes over the Women Rule feed for this important episode. Six women with careers in national security sit down with Glasser to explore the specific challenges faced by women who step up to particip...Show More

Women Rule POLITICO: The editors behind the magazine

26:04 | Nov 1st, 2017

Will we ever have a female president? The latest edition of POLITICO's magazine tackles that question - and a lot more. POLITICO magazine editors Margaret Slattery and Elizabeth Ralph sit down with Carrie Budoff Brown to discuss the print publication...Show More

Shaheen on sexual assault: 'We need men to speak up'

26:03 | Oct 25th, 2017

After the sexual harassment allegations leveled at Harvey Weinstein, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is calling for legislative remedies – and a cultural shift.

SoulCycle CEO tries to keep politics out of the studio

24:41 | Oct 11th, 2017

Fitness mogul Melanie Whelan puts her spin on leadership, politics, and why women rule in the fitness space. Whelan also teases a possible expansion of the SoulCycle brand.

Nazanin Boniadi on Trump's tough Iran talk and human rights

33:42 | Sep 27th, 2017

Iranian-born actress and activist Nazanin Boniadi, who was protesting at the United Nations last week while Trump denounced the nuclear deal in an address to the General Assembly, said that the focus on the nuclear deal distracts from another pressin...Show More

What Democrats can do to save Dreamers

34:12 | Sep 13th, 2017

Obama’s immigration architect, Cecilia Muñoz, advises lawmakers in her party to forget broader immigration reform and ‘stay focused on the DREAM Act.’ In the latest episode, Muñoz recalls the lengthy West Wing deliberations leading up to Obama’s exec...Show More

How the White House battles the opioid crisis

50:35 | Aug 30th, 2017

In early August, President Donald Trump vowed to formally dub the U.S. opioid crisis a “national emergency.” But nearly a month later, the president has yet to officially declare a state of emergency — a move that would enable the federal government ...Show More

The refugees who became ambassadors: Life after genocide

47:18 | Aug 16th, 2017

On this episode of "Women Rule," two ambassadors to the U.S., Vlora Çitaku from Kosovo and Mathilde Mukantabana from Rwanda, tell their deeply personal stories about life after genocide. They explain what got them through those trying times and how t...Show More

A former Navy SEAL promises a fight against Trump's transgender ban

38:15 | Aug 2nd, 2017

After President Trump took to Twitter last week to announce a ban on transgender military personnel, one former Navy SEAL lobs a warning at the White House: “You just smacked the hornet’s nest with a baseball bat." In this episode, POLITICO's Luiza S...Show More

Female mayors take issue with "women's issues"

38:45 | Jul 19th, 2017

The mayors of Baltimore, Charlotte and Salt Lake City wrestle with some of the most contentious issues dominating national policy conversations, including health care and improving public school systems.   These city leaders also all happen to be fem...Show More

What's next for Mindy Finn?

38:15 | Jul 5th, 2017

In the wake of the 2016 election, former vice presidential candidate and long-time Republican digital strategist Mindy Finn may be leaving the GOP –- and Washington -– altogether. In this episode of "Women Rule," Finn, who ran alongside independent p...Show More

Re-imagining ‘Girls’ in the Trump era, feat. Allison Williams

26:27 | Jun 21st, 2017

Actress Allison Williams says she doesn’t like to get political – a feature, she claims, of being the daughter of NBC News anchor Brian Williams. But she has some distinct opinions about how President Donald Trump would have knocked her hit HBO show ...Show More

Bonus episode: What it will take for women to win

35:11 | Jun 14th, 2017

Women are more politically mobilized than ever before, but that hasn't been enough to get them into office. With women stalled at 20 percent of Congress and 1 in 4 elected offices nationwide, POLITICO investigates the causes of this persistent gender...Show More

Bonus episode: Why isn’t the GOP electing more women?

31:49 | Jun 12th, 2017

While the GOP swept into control of both chambers on Capitol Hill, the number of Republican women in Congress actually decreased in the last election. Collectively, they make up only 9% of Republicans on the Hill. By comparison, women are about one t...Show More

"I didn't fail," featuring Carly Fiorina

38:46 | Jun 7th, 2017

With President Trump confronting multiple Russia investigations, a stalled legislative agenda, and tense relationships with foreign allies, Carly Fiorina has some sharp words of advice: “Stop tweeting.” In the latest episode of Women Rule, the former...Show More

A "history-making" FBI chief? Featuring Fran Townsend, Candi Wolff, Julie Cram

46:37 | May 24th, 2017

The FBI has never had a female director. But Fran Townsend, the former homeland security adviser for President George W. Bush, could change that. She confirms that the Trump administration has approached her about the job and weighs in on what she be...Show More

“We should be mandating diversity,” featuring Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

45:57 | May 10th, 2017

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada made history last year when she was elected the first Latina member of the U.S. Senate. She’s now working to become less of a novelty. The Nevada senator talks with Women Rule about her push for a more...Show More

Bonus episode: “I have a right to take up space,” featuring Sophia Bush

38:00 | May 9th, 2017

In a special episode of "Women Rule," POLITICO's “Off Message” podcast takes over the feed with an interview featuring actress and political activist Sophia Bush. POLITICO editor Carrie Budoff Brown hands over the reins to her colleague Isaac Dovere ...Show More

Hollywood's 2020 wish list, featuring Tony Goldwyn, Jaime King, and Adrienne Elrod

42:36 | Apr 26th, 2017

Hollywood stars who went all-in for Hillary Clinton say the next woman who tries to shatter that highest glass ceiling needs something that Clinton sorely lacked – authenticity. Actor Tony Goldwyn, actress Jaime King and the Clinton campaign's Adrien...Show More

Giving Ivanka Trump "the benefit of the doubt," featuring Tina Tchen

46:26 | Apr 19th, 2017

Tina Tchen, the former assistant to President Barack Obama and former chief of staff to Michelle Obama, weighs in on Ivanka Trump, discusses her personal experience as a working single mother, and reflects on how the former first lady was as a boss.

"Men don’t prepare that much, so why do we have to?" featuring Elaine Chao

39:37 | Apr 12th, 2017

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao discusses the preparation gap, explores how her experiences as an immigrant have helped shape her long career in Washington, and weighs in on the number of women in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet.

“None of us got here by being namby-pamby” featuring Sen. Mazie Hirono

38:40 | Mar 30th, 2017

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii discusses the challenges of running for office and offers insight into the battles she’s fighting in the U.S. Senate. Hirono also opens up about her experience being the country's first Buddhist senator and h...Show More

"I had to speak out" featuring Valerie Jarrett, Sen. Deb Fischer

1:08:40 | Mar 6th, 2017

On the first episode of the Women Rule podcast, Sen. Deb Fischer discusses working with Ivanka Trump to get family leave legislation and Valerie Jarrett tells Kellyanne Conway: “It’s hard in the beginning.”

Coming soon: Women Rule with Carrie Budoff Brown

1:28 | Mar 1st, 2017

Whatever else can be said for the 2016 election, the highest glass ceiling was not broken and the number of women in the U.S. Congress stalled at a mere one-fifth of its members. Every month POLITICO Editor Carrie Budoff Brown will sit down with wome...Show More