"Be Seen, Be Heard" Podcast

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Each episode will showcase a well-known host engaging one or more high-achieving Dukes.

Running January 2023 to December 2024, the "Be Seen Be Heard Podcast Series" will align with and reinforce the lifecycle of Women for Madison events and milestones, including circles, webinars, rallies, the signature summit and associated fundraising. 

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Each cast will showcase a well-known host engaging one or more high-achieving Dukes on topics of personal and professional development. A starting wish list includes: 

  • Lindsay Czarniak ('00), ESPN Sports Anchor/Reporter 
  • Barbara Hall ('82) , Executive Producer of Madam Secretary 
  • Angela Reddix ('90), Entrepreneur and Author 
  • Star Bobatoon ('24P), Trainer and Motivational Speaker 
  • Megan Reinertsen Ross ('96), Director of Lincoln Park Zoo  
  • Jamie Jones Miller ('99), Senior Advisor with The Roosevelt Group 

In addition, "commercials/spots" would be worked into podcast to further entice engagement and investment in Women for Madison including:  

  • WFM: who we are 
  • Becoming an Amethyst Circle member 
  • JMU scholarship recipient feature 

After a successful pilot year, Women for Madison would seek to increase the frequency of the podcast series to include more podcasts featuring students and to sponsor podcasts that highlight campus partners (Women in Honors, Women in Intelligence, Women in STEM, Women in the Arts) always with an eye to involving and benefiting students. 

Marketing will include surveying to seek evaluations of past podcasts and nominations and input about who Dukes want to hear from on and on what topics. 

The "Be Seen Be Heard Podcast Series" will expand upon a proven track record of Women for Madison engagement in programming and fundraising, including: 

  • Amethyst Circle fundraising: 106 founders and members . . . and counting. With more than $900,000 raised in less than one year . . . and counting. 
  • Event attendance 
  • 2020 Athletics webinar- 250 registrants 
  • 2021 Mental Health webinar- 500 registrants 
  • 2021 Women in Tech webinar- 125 registrants 
  • 2021 Virtual Summit- 350 registrants 

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