Celebrate women in music, sports, politics & more with 10 inspiring SXM specials

Honor Women’s History Month with stories of strength, innovation, and success.

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SiriusXM Editor
March 6, 2020

Who run the world? March is Women’s History Month, and people around the world have been celebrating the achievements of women across various mediums, from voting rights to athletic milestones and beyond. SiriusXM and Pandora are also joining in to pay tribute to women making an impact and inspiring others to do the same. All month long, listeners can hear moving stories and songs highlighting strength, spirit, innovation, and more in the below specials.

Nancy Pelosi on Press Pool with Julie Mason

Nancy Pelosi (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

This month isn’t just a tribute to women’s accomplishments, but a celebration of 100 years of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Nancy Pelosi joined SiriusXM POTUS (Ch. 124) host Julie Mason for a special conversation at Georgetown University to discuss the amendment’s impact, women who have influenced her life and career, her unforgettable State of the Union moment, and much more.

Fierce: Women in Music

The Highwomen

SiriusXM VOLUME (Ch. 106) is no stranger to the fact that women rock…hard. Take a look into any of today’s biggest stars and you’re sure to find a lengthy list of women who have come before them either in sound or simply divine influence. The Fierce: Women in Music series turns the spotlight towards these iconic women as they discuss their songs, breaking down barriers in the industry, and more with equally fierce host Lori Majewski. Throughout the month, VOLUME will air these celebratory specials on the dates listed below (all times in ET).


Week of March 16Joan Jett & Tanya Tucker/Brandi Carlile

Thursday, March 19 at 1pm & 7pm: Carly Simon

Week of March 23Annie Lennox & Shirley Manson

Monday, March 30 & Tuesday, March 31: Little Big Town

Hear the full Fierce: Women in Music series On Demand below.

The Spark with Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson

Quadruple-threat Rita Wilson (actress, singer, songwriter, producer, and music lover) has been sparking up exclusive music talk on her SiriusXM show, The Spark, since last October. The monthly show on VOLUME (Ch. 106) features Wilson sitting down with industry icons to discuss their love of music and how it has shaped their lives. In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Spark will be highlighting two extra special, influential guests — Linda Ronstadt On Demand and Brandi Carlile.

Lust for Lists’ International Women’s Day Playlist

Lori Majewski

Lori Majewski is not only a music enthusiast, but also an ’80s music aficionado. However, this month she’s giving Duran Duran a rest and letting the ladies take center stage. Don’t miss Lust for Lists, Majewski’s hour-long playlist show, as it celebrates International Women’s Day by honoring classic ’80s alternative from Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Yaz, and more On Demand via 1st Wave (Ch. 33) below!


Women@Work: Business Radio

Laura Zarrow, Executive Director of Wharton People Analytics and Business Radio (Ch. 132) host, regularly dedicates the airwaves to discussing career-boosting strategies for women in the workplace during Women@Work. For this special occasion, Women@Work will air Zarrow’s interview with The Feminist Handbook author Joanne L. Bagshaw at 9am ET on Thursday, March 19. The special is sure to provide valuable advice for women hoping to join, stay, succeed, and lead in their respective fields.

Women in Trucking Association

Women in Trucking: Road Dog Trucking

Road Dog Trucking (Ch. 146), SiriusXM’s source for trucker talk, is paving the way for women feeling underrepresented in the industry with their show Women in Trucking. For Women’s History Month, in particular, the Women in Trucking Association President/CEO and SiriusXM host Ellen Voie will continue to focus on addressing gender disparity in trucking by highlighting the creation of the association with those who helped her get started — Robert Rothstein, Esq., an attorney who worked with Voie to kick things off and is still with the association today; Joel McGinley, a business coach who has been lending his acumen to the group since day one; Leigh Foxall, the first chairwoman of the board; and Debbie Sparks, one of WIT’s first board members and current vice president. Hear this special On Demand below.

The Resistance Abroad: Women Activists

Every weekend, former Obama State Department Advisor Nayyera Haq takes listeners on a journey during The Resistance Abroad on SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127). In honor of International Women’s Day, Haq highlighted women activists from around the globe, including four women who received the International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. State Department — Susannah, who fights for religious freedom in Malaysia; Zahira, the first female mayor in Afghanistan; Rita, who helps women and children incarcerated in Zimbabwe; and Jalilah, a lawyer defending ethnic minorities in Pakistan. Each of them share why they felt compelled to take action, what keeps them going in the face of death threats, and how women everywhere can make change in their own communities. Hear the inspiring special On Demand.

Make Way: A Celebration of Women’s Basketball

NBA Radio (Ch. 207) is honoring women’s basketball by talking with some of the most accomplished females in the basketball world during a two-hour special. Make Way: A Celebration of Women’s Basketball, is hosted by Sarah Kustok and features Naismith Hall of Famers Sheryl Swoopes, Cappie Poindexter, Teresa Weatherspoon, NBA referee Natalie Sago, Head of WNBA League Operations Bethany Donaphin, and other women blazing trails in the basketball world. All Access subscribers can catch it On Demand below.

International Women’s Day on Business Radio

With International Women’s Day falling this past Sunday, March 8, Business Radio (Ch. 132) kept the celebration going with an AM lineup of women sharing their business savvy on Monday, March 9. Guests included Jessica Menton of USA TODAY‘s Personal Finance and Markets will providing a rundown of the day’s stock market; Alex Baptiste, Policy Counsel at the National Partnership for Women and Families covering the impact of company and government policy on women; Michelle P. King, Netflix‘s Director of Inclusion and UN Women‘s Head of Integrated Strategy for Gender Innovation discussing equity in the workplace; and more speaking on topics like women in tech, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Hear it On Demand below.

A Love Supreme: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Opera

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Photo by Erin Clark for The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a storied history of championing women’s rights in the courtroom. Met Opera Radio Program Director Julie James recently sat down with Ginsburg to discuss one of her earliest loves — classical opera. Don’t miss A Love Supreme: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Opera as Justice Ginsburg introduces her favorite songs, offers commentary, and shares memories of the genre’s impact on her life On Demand via Met Opera Radio (Ch. 75) below.