The Broad Cast unites women in business, media, civic life, non-profits, politics and government who are making an impact on Chicago and their communities. Hosted by C-Strategies’ Founder and CEO Becky Carroll, this monthly podcast is available on iTunes and Soundcloud

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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #22 – The Ultimate Mary Mitchell Episode

Chicago journalist legend Mary Mitchell recently announced that she is stepping back from the Sun-Times after 29 years as one of its best known and respected columnists. We to devote this entire episode to a conversation with Mary!
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #21 – The Marijuana Moms of the IL General Assembly

The Broad Cast’s first-ever live taping featured the “Marijuana Moms” of the Illinois General Assembly. State Representatives Jehan Gordon-Booth and Kelly Cassidy and State Senators Toi Hutchinson and Heather Steans shared their candid and inspirational stories about passing the nation’s first statewide recreational adult cannabis law, which also addresses critical equity and restorative justice issues. Co-sponsored by Legalize Illinois, Illinois Democratic Women and C-Strategies and hosted by EvolveHer, the live show was co-hosted by Becky Carroll and Jennifer Lee, Co-President of Illinois Democratic Women.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #20 – The Empowering Youth in Chicago Episode

The Broad Cast host Becky Carroll sat down with three of Chicago‘s most impactful non-profit leaders focused on our youth: Mikva Challenge Chicago CEO Michelle Morales; Kids Off the Block Executive Director Diane Latiker; and A Better Chicago CEO Elizabeth Swanson.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #19 – Running for Alderwoman with Nicole Johnson

On April 2, 2019, Chicago is heading to the polls for the Run-Off Election. Nicole Johnson will be on the ballot in 20th Ward. #TheBroadCast Host Becky Carroll sat down with Nicole to talk about her campaign and what she has learned on the trail.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #18 – Grit + Grace with Cheryle Robinson Jackson

This episode of The Broad Cast is devoted to one trailblazer: Cheryle Robinson Jackson. A high-powered exec, TedX Talk alum and survivor, Cheryle’s career has been marked by many firsts, spanning international business, civil rights, politics, government, not-for-profit, and the media. Her work and her life experiences have led her to launch a very special celebration of life and women: Grit + Grace Day on March 22, 2019.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #17

2018 was one of the biggest years ever in Illinois politics. Chicago Sun-Times Columnist and ABC 7 Chicago Political Analyst Laura Washington joined #TheBroadCast for a special one-on-one interview to deconstruct every major storyline in 2018 and break down what all of this means for 2019 with host Becky Carroll.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #16

Illinois experienced a blue wave on Nov. 6, 2018 and to discuss that and what lies ahead in the 2019 municipal elections we turned to The Daily Line Reporter and Aldercast Host A.D. Quig, WBEZ City Hall Political Reporter Becky Vevea, and WTTW Chicago Tonight Political Correspondent Amanda Vinicky.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #15

The Broad Cast host Becky Carroll brought on ACLU Illinois Executive Director Colleen Connell, Personal PAC Chairman Melissa Widen, and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action President & CEO Jennifer Welch to discuss the implications that Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court will have on access to abortion and reproductive health care options for women in Illinois and the United States.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #14

Episode 14 features a The Broad Cast first. Becky Carroll talks to three males allies: Holistic Co-Founder and former COO of 1871 Tom Alexander, Goodcity Chicago President & CEO Jimmy Lee and Democratic Party of Illinois Interim Executive Director and State Rep. Christian Mitchell.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #13

This month we meet 3 leaders paving the way for women in Chicago: Chicago Foundation for Women President/CEO K. Sujata, Mujeres Latinas en Acción President & CEO Linda Tortolero, and WeWill Founder Alexandra Eidenberg.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #12

This month we talk to these wonder women of the public sector – Felicia Davis, Rosa Escareno and Dr. Suzet McKinney. We talk natural disasters, NATO protests and crisis planning.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #11

This month host Becky Carroll talks to Sol Flores, Kelly Mazeski, and Marie Newman about their recent Congressional campaigns in Illinois.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #10

Host Becky Carroll is joined by veteran Chicago reporters Mary Datcher, Shia Kapos, and Kerry Lester to discuss the 2018 Illinois primary elections on the latest episode The Broad Cast.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #9

Women of 1871’s WiSTEM – Becky Carroll talks to Jessica Williams, Co-Facilitator of 1871’s WiSTEM Program. Two graduates of the WiSTEM program, Rochelle Gorey, CEO and Co-Founder of Spring Four, and Tiffany Mikell, CEO/CTO of AerialSpaces, join the conversation in the latest episode of The Broad Cast.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #8

During this month’s podcast, we speak to three ladies kicking ass in Chicago’s culinary scene. On this episode of The Broad Cast we feature Michelle Herndon, Partner/Director of Private Events of B Hospitality Co., Ina Pinkney, Chef/Owner of Ina’s Kitchen, and Alpana Singh, Restaurateur and Sommelier!
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #7

Best of The Broad Cast
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #6

During this month’s podcast, we speak to three Chicago ladies dominating the public relations and public affairs industry. Our 6th episode of The Broad Cast features Sarah Hamilton, Managing Director of Kivvit, Marilyn Katz, President of MK Communications, and Rikeesha Phelon, President and CEO of Phelon Public Strategies.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #5

During this month’s podcast, we speak to three of Chicago’s top female CEOs thriving in our city’s entrepreneurial community. Our 5th episode of The Broad Cast features Katrina Markoff, CEO of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Julie Smolyansky, CEO of Lifeway Foods, and Chris-Tia Donaldson, CEO of Thank God It’s Natural.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #4

This month, we speak to three powerhouse women working in Chicago’s nonprofit community. This episode features guests Dorri McWhorter, CEO of YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Jenne Myers, CEO of Chicago Cares and Celena Roldan, CEO of The American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #3

Women Impacting the Political Process.
This month, we speak to three amazing women working to change the political landscape in the wake of the 2016 election. Tune in for a dynamic conversation.
Guests: Ellie Bahrmasel, co-founder of Rise Movement, Aviva Rosman, co-founder of BallotReady, and Anne Szkatulski, founder of Rodham Consulting.
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broadcastThe Broad Cast – #2

The Role of Women in Government and Politics in the Wake of the November 2016 Elections and the New Trump Era.
Guests: Bridget Gainer- Cook County Commissioner, Anna Valencia- Chicago City Clerk, Toi Hutchinson- State Senator.
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Women in this Ever-Changing Media Environment in the Wake of the November 2016 Elections.
Guests: Heidi Stevens- Chicago Tribune, Natasha Korecki- Politico, Jennifer Smith Tapp- Chicago Woman
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