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The work advice you need, from women who’ve been there. Every week, join the co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, as they help you get what you want out of your career by talking to the smartest leaders they know.

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    • 4.5 • 1.8K Ratings

The work advice you need, from women who’ve been there. Every week, join the co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, as they help you get what you want out of your career by talking to the smartest leaders they know.

    Lindsey Vonn on Mental Toughness

    Lindsey Vonn on Mental Toughness

    Lindsey Vonn isn’t just physically tough – she’s also known as one of the most mentally strong athletes. She started competing in international skiing competitions when she was just nine years old, and went on to become the most decorated female skier in history, including winning three Olympic Winter Games medals. And along the way, Lindsey dealt with a number of terrifying injuries, which challenged her mental and physical strength. After retiring from professional skiing, Lindsey’s switched arenas, starting her own production company, writing a memoir and leading her own foundation.
    In this episode, Lindsey talks about:

    How competition has served her - and hurt her 

    Career setbacks and how injuries actually helped her

    Learning to trust people she was competing with

    Building a risk-tolerant mindset


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    • 27 min
    Melissa Wood-Tepperberg on Setting Intentions

    Melissa Wood-Tepperberg on Setting Intentions

    Melissa Wood-Tepperberg went from working in nightclubs and modeling to becoming one of the first people to start streaming workouts online. That turned into her own health and fitness app, which now has thousands of paying subscribers. Today, Melissa has almost one million Instagram followers and her app, Melissa Wood Health, is a case study at Harvard Business School — despite the fact Melissa never went to college herself.
    In this episode, Melissa talks about:

    How meditation changed her life

    Experimenting as a way to figure out your career path

    Learning to listen to your gut

    How she stopped comparing herself to other people


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    • 31 min
    Fran Lebowitz on Improvising

    Fran Lebowitz on Improvising

    Fran Lebowitz found fame as a writer in the 1970’s, when she started out writing movie reviews and magazine columns. She went on to publish two essay collections containing her observations of New York City and the people around her — cementing her as a definitive voice of a generation. 

    In this episode, Fran talks about:

    Finding her writing process

    Networking without the internet

    Improvising when she got writer’s block

    Refusing to follow the crowd


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    • 27 min
    Dana Canedy on Goal Setting

    Dana Canedy on Goal Setting

    Dana Canedy is a Pulitzer-winning reporter who’s set goals for herself since her first internship. But halfway through her career as a reporter Dana lost her fiancé, which shaped the rest of her life and her career. And Dana figured out how to keep going — becoming the first person of color, the youngest, and first female administrator of the Pulitzer Prize and the first Black person to head up a major US publishing imprint. 

    In this episode, Dana talks about:

    How she set goals for herself early on

    Switching roles throughout her career

    How her personal life shaped her professional trajectory

    How to recognize all your successes — even the small ones


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    • 27 min
    Sheila Lirio Marcelo on How To Manage People

    Sheila Lirio Marcelo on How To Manage People

    Sheila was at Harvard Business School, rifling through the Yellow Pages to find care for her infant son and her elderly father when she realized finding care should be easier. But unlike some Silicon Valley founders, Sheila wasn’t in a rush: instead, she prioritized building her leadership and management skills before she launched Care.com. 
    In this episode, Sheila talks about:

    Figuring out what skills she needed to learn before launching a company

    What qualities she looks for in potential managers

    Why people teams are essential to startup success

    Finding your style as a manager and owning your mistakes


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    • 34 min
    Carly Fiorina on Taking Tough Feedback

    Carly Fiorina on Taking Tough Feedback

    Carly worked her way up from management trainee at AT&T, going from fighting for respect from her male colleagues to taking the top job at Hewlett-Packard and becoming the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company. She oversaw a contentious merger, job and pay cuts. And after she was fired, Carly served as an advisor to John McCain and Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns — in between beating breast cancer and running for President herself. She’s no stranger to criticism and tough feedback, and this week, she shared how learning to take feedback has helped her on her journey. 

    In this episode, Carly talks about:

    Working your way up

    Making unpopular decisions as a leader

    Distinguishing feedback from criticism

    Unlearning perfectionism

    How to respond to tough feedback


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

BethLmLJobCoach ,

One of the Best Podcasts on Career

What makes it so good is the fact that the hosts are brilliant at asking the right questions and pulling in the right guests. The women I listen to on 9 to 5ish each week are inspiring my journey. Absolutely a highlight of my week!

k8lhc8 ,

Unsure of the focus

The show is marketed as interviews of women leaders. The episodes that meet that description are compelling. The questions and advice are worth a listen. Lately, there seem to be more interviews of actors, journalists, models, and athletes than there are business leaders. These celebrities interviews are fine, but there are a million other shows that interview celebrities. Perhaps the hosts need to interview these celebrities to draw attention to the show, but I’d much rather listen to an interview with a woman I’ve never heard of who has actually led a team. She doesn’t have to be a CEO either. There are many women VPs, women on boards, etc. that could share a wealth of ideas.

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

As a long-time fan, I cannot say enough good things about theSkimm and 9 to 5ish in particular! Carly and Danielle do such a great job of sharing their wisdom and I love how they lead meaningful conversations with other amazing women who bring so much experience to the table. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!

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