SiriusXM Launches "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" Series

Mindy Kaling sits down with Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles for debut of series of candid conversations with influential, inspirational and successful women

Former Senator Olympia Snowe sits down with SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S.' Julie Mason in Washington, D.C. for second installment

May 13, 2013, 15:32 ET from Sirius XM Radio

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that it will launch "SiriusXM Leading Ladies," a new series featuring candid conversations with notable women from the worlds of entertainment, politics and beyond sitting down in front of an audience of SiriusXM listeners to discuss what it means to be a "leading lady" in today's world, personally and professionally.

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"SiriusXM Leading Ladies" will feature a wide range of influential, inspiring women who have forged their own path to success and risen to the top of their fields with grit, grace, wit and wisdom. The "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" featured guests will share lessons they've learned along the way on how they strike a balance between work and life, advice and strategies for success, how they are redefining what it means to be a woman in today's world and more with SiriusXM listeners in the studio audience and tuning in across the country.

The "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" series will kick off with Mindy Kaling—actress, writer, producer, director and star/creator of The Mindy Project—sitting down with Cosmopolitan's Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles at SiriusXM's New York City studios on May 14. Coles will talk to Kaling about her fearless approach to life, her style and beauty, and her career in comedy, television and film. "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" with Mindy Kaling will air live on May 14—coinciding with the season finale of The Mindy Project—from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET on SiriusXM's Cosmo Radio via satellite on channel 108, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Kaling will take questions from the studio audience and will be joined by her Mindy Project co-star Ike Barinholtz for part of the hour. "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" with Mindy Kaling will replay May 15 at 10:00 am, May 18 at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm and May 19 at 8:00 pm (all times ET).

"The launch of the 'SiriusXM Leading Ladies' series expands the scope and depth of our programming for women," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "The series will be about women with influence and accomplishments in a wide variety of fields sharing their experiences, ideas and passions with an in-studio audience and a national audience of listeners." 

Former Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will be the featured guest on the second installment of "SiriusXM Leading Ladies," sitting down with SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. host/veteran White House correspondent Julie Mason at SiriusXM's Washington, D.C. studios to discuss her new book Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress. Snowe served as Republican senator from Maine from 1995-2013, recently retiring and deciding not to seek a fourth term, citing in part the increasingly partisan political culture in Washington, D.C. In front of a studio audience of SiriusXM subscribers, Snowe will discuss the lessons she learned as a policymaker, the frustration she shares with the American people about the government's dwindling productivity and the dispiriting dysfunction, gridlock and polarization she sees happening in the Senate today. "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" with former Senator Olympia Snowe will air on May 21 at 4:00 pm ET on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. via satellite on channel 124, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Encore presentations will air May 21 at 10:00 pm, May 25 at 8:00 am, 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm, May 26 at 1:00 am, 5:00 am, 1:00 pm and 11:00 pm and May 27 at 3:00 am, 4:00 pm and 10:00 pm (all times ET).

"SiriusXM Leading Ladies" with Mindy Kaling and "SiriusXM Leading Ladies" with former Senator Olympia Snowe will be available on SiriusXM On Demand for subscribers listening via the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices or online at

SiriusXM is home to a diverse lineup of women's programming and personalities including Cosmo Radio, Martha Stewart, Oprah Radio and Dr. Laura and B. Smith.

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