109 episodes

theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.

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theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, started their company from a couch. Now they’re bringing it back to one, and inviting powerful female leaders to sit down and chat about everything from celebrating career wins to the worst advice they've ever received. It’s an inside look at what it’s really like on the road to success. No BS, no sugarcoating.

    Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook: “Resilience… it’s like a muscle, which means you build it.”

    Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook: “Resilience… it’s like a muscle, which means you build it.”

    As one of the most prominent tech executives in the world, Sheryl Sandberg’s professional and personal experiences have taught her how to be resilient. Even in the most difficult circumstances. This week, she sat down with us to talk about navigating the uncertainty of COVID-19, and how to have perspective even when it feels overwhelming. 
    In this episode, Sheryl shares how to rally a team through hard times (10:39), her advice for building resilience at work and at home (14:15), and why it’s important to show emotion in the workplace (17:14). Plus, hear her best work from home tips and what TV show she’s binge-watching at home. 

    • 29 min
    Glennon Doyle, author: “Untame the companies.”

    Glennon Doyle, author: “Untame the companies.”

    What happens when we actually listen to our gut? Bestselling author and activist Glennon Doyle is no stranger to having deeply honest conversations with herself. And she sat down with Danielle this week to talk about her newest memoir, Untamed. She told us what happened when she freed herself of expectations others had for her. And how her life changed when she listened to her own inner voice. 
    Plus, hear from surprise guests including Glennon’s sister, Amanda, and her wife (and Olympian) Abby Wambach. 
    In this episode, Glennon shares what she learned about honesty from recovery circles (6:36), why companies should encourage “untamed” meetings (18:16), and what happens when we stop trying to please everyone (33:04).

    • 49 min
    Annie Lawless, founder of Lawless Beauty and co-founder of Suja Juice: “When you take an investment, it's like a marriage.”

    Annie Lawless, founder of Lawless Beauty and co-founder of Suja Juice: “When you take an investment, it's like a marriage.”

    Annie Lawless is the founder of not one - but two - successful businesses. She started her career as the co-founder of Suja Juice, one of the largest organic juice companies in the country. Now, she’s building a clean makeup empire with Lawless Beauty. Annie has become an expert in two different industries, and she gave us her tips on how to break into a new field. 
    In this episode, Annie shares how she turns her anxiety into productivity (15:03), why you don’t need a business plan to start a business (17:40), and her advice on navigating partnerships (23:03).

    • 29 min
    Karlie Kloss: “You have to realize your limits.”

    Karlie Kloss: “You have to realize your limits.”

    Karlie Kloss is one of the most famous supermodels in the world. And she’s also an entrepreneur. She is the founder of Kode with Klossy, a free coding boot camp for girls across America. This week she joined us on the couch to discuss how her own curiosity drives every aspect of her career, from being a runway model to a role model. 
    In this episode, Karlie shares how she overcame imposter syndrome (17:22), why her definition of mentorship has changed (25:40), and her tips for avoiding burnout (27:01). 
    For the young women in your life who are interested in learning how to code, Kode with Klossy applications are now live for applicants aged 13-18.

    • 34 min
    Lydia Fenet, auctioneer and Global Director at Christie’s Auction House: “I realized I was making a third of what everyone else was making.”

    Lydia Fenet, auctioneer and Global Director at Christie’s Auction House: “I realized I was making a third of what everyone else was making.”

    Note to self: always bring a gavel to future meetings. Lydia Fenet always has one in her purse. She’s the Global Director for Strategic Partnerships at Christie’s, and the company’s lead benefit auctioneer. Even if you can’t carry a gavel around, she sat down with us to tell us how to apply our own “strike method” and command a room.  
    In this episode, Lydia shares how to start networking, even when you don’t know anyone in your industry (7:29), how she collects herself before a big negotiation (23:40), and how to get your boss invested in your career (24:52).
    You can also pick up a copy of Lydia's book for more of her career advice.

    • 34 min
    Gretchen Carlson: “When you decide to jump off a cliff like that, you have no idea what's going to happen.”

    Gretchen Carlson: “When you decide to jump off a cliff like that, you have no idea what's going to happen.”

    This week, we sat down with someone who knows a thing or two about making tough career decisions. As a career journalist, Gretchen Carlson has also become an advocate for equality and dignity in the workplace after she sued the former Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes, in 2016. Her bombshell lawsuit ignited national conversations about sexual harassment and has inspired her advocacy work. Most recently, she’s been fighting the use of mandatory NDAs through her new organization, Lift Our Voices. 
    In this episode, Gretchen shares how she developed discipline early in her career (6:26), why she made the decision to “jump off a cliff” (17:44), and her advice for handling criticism (28:01).  

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

ThenewSkimmobsessed ,

Amazing.

Such a good place to find confidence and inspiration for life, but more specifically in the work place. They bring on such inspiring women and the women offer such great advice on all things about being a woman in the workplace!

BrownEyedBeauty83 ,

In general I like this podcast....

But as other reviewers have mentioned, the hosts interrupt and interject their thoughts too much. Danielle and Carly try to hard to seem like they are seasoned business women instead of accepting and embracing where they’re at in their careers. Carly and Danielle, you are incredible women who have accomplished so much already but you still have a lot to learn from your guests. Learn to listen better and this will make your podcast and careers better.

Sara_Podcast ,

Love this show!

This show is one of my favorites to listen to when I need career advice or inspiration. The guests are impressive but so relatable at the same time, and it's cool how conversational and real the show is.

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