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40 under 40
American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), 2019

NextGen 10: Philanthropy, Art, & Culture
CSQ, 2018

Alumni of the Decade
Cardozo School of Law, 2017

“We Are Emily” Award
Emily’s List, 2017

Next Generation of Philanthropists
Town and Country Magazine, 2016

Media Surrogate
Hillary for America, 2016

40 Under 40 Movers and Shakers
Washington Life Magazine, 2014, 2016, 2017

Truman Values Award
Truman National Security Project, 2012

40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in Politics
New Leaders Council, 2008

“Telling stories in advocacy is not a new tool, but this issue and this moment need to be humanized and the stories are the way to do it.”


  • Host of a successful interview-style podcast guide to politics in the new administration and Congress with short bite-size conversations featuring women at the seat of power and activism like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Stacey Abrams, and Hilary Clinton 
  • She is a leading Democratic political strategist with over 250 appearances on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, HLN, and CBS and whose views are frequently featured in national news outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, and Politico.
  • Her May 2020 live podcast recording with Senator Cory Booker at the 92Y was viewed by more than 70,000 people in 120 countries.
  • Created and implemented a nationwide, high-level surrogate program in 2018 for Democratic candidates and trained first-time women candidates in New York State
  • Ran independent youth arm of the Democratic Party for 2012 Election, which had record youth turnout
  • Directed a legislative and grassroots advocacy campaign culminating in the landmark repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) law

Emily Tisch Sussman is a family policy advocate, leading democratic political strategist, and mother of three. Emily is the host of the popular podcast Your Political Playlist, which features all women guests, and is a definitive guide to what is happening in our government and the effect new policies in discussion will have on individuals and families. Emily has interviewed countless leaders and influential women on her podcast including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Stacey Abrams, and Yara Shahidi. Emily is Senior Advisor for Paid Leave U.S. and a constant advocate for how the policy supports families and businesses. 

As the political correspondent to Parents Magazine, Emily acts as an expert voice bringing the most important political issues affecting families and women to the forefront in a thoughtful and effective manner. Emily is a staunch advocate of women’s rights and helped shape the leading principles for the inaugural Women’s March in January 2017. She has extensive experience guiding young activists, having previously served as executive director of Young Democrats of America, and as founder of Think Blue, an organization to increase youth participation in the democratic electoral process.

She has made over 250 appearances on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, HLN, and CBS. She has contributed to publications such as Parents Magazine, Marie Claire, Bustle, SheKnows, and Huffington Post. Her views are also frequently featured in national news outlets including The New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, and Politico. She is the current host of Parents Magazine’s “Moms Run The World” segment on Instagram Live.

In 2019, Emily launched ETS Advisory which allows her to work directly with advocates across the country to drive progressive change. Emily is a member of the EMILY’S List Creative Council and has also served as a Senior Advisor to Swing Left, where she executed a national celebrity surrogate tour with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, and Jessica Alba and coordinated the “The Last Weekend” project to mobilize key stakeholders in the final days of the 2018 midterm elections.

Emily’s January 2020 interview with Hillary Clinton made headlines in The New York Times, The Washington Post, POLITICO, The Hill, and several other outlets, driving a 48-hour news cycle in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial and the weekend leading up to the Iowa caucuses.

She is a member of the New York Bar, earning her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Key recognitions include the Cardozo Alumni of the Decade, New Leaders Council 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in Politics, Washington Life Magazine 40 Under 40, American Association of Political Consultants 40 under 40, “We Are Emily” award from Emily’s List, and the Truman Values Award from Truman National Security Project.

A New York Giants fan and a life-long musical theatre enthusiast, Emily considers her experience as a camp counselor for girls in Massachusetts amongst her most fulfilling roles. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

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