Katie Davey

Founder, Femme Wonk

Katie has expertise in many areas including the intersection of economic and social policy, gender equality, New Brunswick politics, provincial and federal politics, and women in leadership.


Kicking off pre-budget consultations

CBC Power & Politics, January 6, 2016Television

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2681519303

Katie talks with Rosemary Barton about Bill Morneau kicking off pre-budget consultations with students at UNB. (1.48 mark)

UNB, STU still finalizing sexual assault policies

CBC New Brunswick, September 18, 2015Television

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unb-stu-sexual-assault-policies-delay-1.3233424

Katie chats with CBC about a pending sexual violence policy at UNB.

Bettering the gender balance: Four women on 21st century politics

CTV Atlantic, March 31, 2017Television

URL: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/bettering-the-gender-balance-four-women-on-21st-century-politics-1.3349823

Katie, along with former and current women identifying politicians discuss challenges for women in politics.

President of the UNB Student Union says sexual assaults are largely under-reported on campuses


URL: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-28/clip/15795271

Host Julia Wright is joined by political analysts JP Lewis and Katie Davey for a look at the key issues that could sway voters over the next couple of weeks.

CBC New Brunswick, August 19, 2020Radio/Podcast

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-28-information-morning-saint-john/clip/15793357-election-campaign-digital-around

"Policy analyst Katie Davey explains the challenges facing physically distant campaigns, which must operate in digital spaces now more than ever with COVID-19 in play this election."

580 CFRA Radio, August 12, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: https://omny.fm/shows/580-cfra/hour-2-of-news-and-views-for-august-12-2019

Politics Panel features Phaedra de Saint-Rome, founder of So What Media and Katie Davey, CEO of Femme Wonk. Anna speaks with Tu Vuong, founder of Lead Your Way, a camp that is starting for new immigrant children.

CBC New Brunswick, September 28, 2019Radio/Podcast

URL: https://www.cbc.ca/news/june-28-summer-special-what-is-the-state-of-the-province-from-a-citizen-s-perspective-1.5203488

The CBC New Brunswick Political Panel is launching a special summer series of podcasts that focuses on political issues but without politicians. This podcast digs into the state of the province from the perspective of three citizens, Katie Davey, Travis Daley and Symone Jennings.

Opinion: Rebuild our social safety nets, not just our economy

Telegraph-Journal, May 6, 2020Print

URL: https://tj.news/story/101256518

An op-ed focusing on the interplay between CERB and New Brunswick's social assistance policy.

When women are on the ballot -- they win

Telegraph JournalPrint

URL: https://tj.news/story/101021531

This op-ed outlines statistics demonstrating that in New Brunswick municipal elections, women win at a rate equal to or greater than men when their names are on the ballot.

N.B. could be model for election campaigns in the midst of COVID-19

As campaign closes, social policy groups prepare for post-election advocacy

Record 98 women elected to Parliament, including 2 in N.B., a cause to 'celebrate'

New Brunswick universities report 12 sexual violence cases

More Than a Place of Refuge: Meaningful engagement of Government-assisted refugees in the future of work

Published by Action Canada/ Public Policy Forum

March 13, 2020


Feeling like the conversation around inclusive and diverse decision making was lacking on the East Coast in Canada, Katie Davey created Femme Wonk – a policy, politics, and current affairs using an inclusion lens. Through Femme Wonk, she also speaks, consults, and hosts a book club. Once called ‘the feminist money girl,’ Davey advocates for the integration of economic and social policy.

She is currently leading policy projects at the Public Policy Forum. She has served as Director of Policy and Stakeholder Relation at the Office of the Official Opposition in New Brunswick, Senior Advisor for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement in the New Brunswick Premier’s Office, and President of the University of New Brunswick Student Union.

Davey is a member of the Youth Working Group on Gender Equality for the Government of Canada, and a 2019/20 Action Canada Fellow. She holds a Degree in Political Science from the University of New Brunswick and a Master of Applied Politics from Wilfrid Laurier University.


  • Federal politics
  • New Brunswick politics
  • Provincial politics
  • Economic policy
  • Social policy
  • Gender equality
  • New Brunswick
  • Provincial and federal politics
  • Women in politics and leadership


  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Applied Politics
    Masters, 2020

  • University of New Brunswick
    Political Science
    Honours Degree, 2017