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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.

    Indra Nooyi on Leading with Respect

    Indra Nooyi on Leading with Respect

    As CEO, Indra Nooyi led PepsiCo through its most important strategic pivots and navigated the company through two financial crises. But during her time there, her male colleagues continued to disrespect her. To the point where she threatened to walk out. Today, Indra tells us how she demanded respect in the workplace and how it impacted her career. 
    In this episode, Indra shares:

    How her teachers described her – and why she worked against it her whole life

    The way she drew hard lines to be respected in the workplace

    How her cultural upbringing influenced why she never asked for a raise

    Why not everyone should aspire to be the CEO – and why it’s okay

    What you'll learn from her class on MasterClass Leading with Purpose

    • 37 min
    Kristen Bell on Mental Health at Work

    Kristen Bell on Mental Health at Work

    Before she went to college, Kristen Bell’s mom sat her down for a candid convo. It wasn’t about navigating the quad or the importance of office hours. It was about the mental health struggles that ran in her family. Despite having those struggles too, Kristen never talked about it publicly. Until she decided: she owed it to her fans – and her family. Today, we talk about mental health and how being open with your team makes work better for everyone.  

    In this episode, Kristen shares:

    How one story about her family’s mental health struggles was a gift

    Why she felt guilty about not sharing her mental health struggles earlier

    Her definition of confidence – and how it has nothing to do with being perfect

    Why having A+ creative partners enabled her to pursue jobs beyond acting

    A Skimm of her children’s book, The World Needs More Purple Schools


     
    Want in on our upcoming Skimm Reads event, Book’d with Kelly Ripa? Get your ticket here. 

    • 33 min
    Jen Wong as Leading as an Introvert

    Jen Wong as Leading as an Introvert

    Born to immigrant parents on Long Island, Jen Wong says she was an introverted latch-key kid. Fast forward to today, and Jen leads people and business growth as Reddit COO. Talk about a turn of events. And as an LGBTQ+ woman, mother, Asian American and more, Jen says: holding these identities has given her the empathy she needed to lead effectively. 
    In this episode, Jen shares:

    Her fave sub-reddit (gardeners, this one’s for you)

    Her approach to prepping for events + talks as an introvert

    How working as a consultant gave her the business ed. she uses everyday

    Why her gut is her BFF when making decisions

    How being curious about people has led her to rewarding relationships 

    • 28 min
    Rachel Bilson on Taking a Pause

    Rachel Bilson on Taking a Pause

    Back when low-rise jeans and shoulder bags reigned supreme, Rachel Bilson played the iconic Summer Roberts on The OC. She later starred in TV shows and movies like Hart of Dixie and Jumper. And then…the pandemic happened. And she learned the importance of taking a pause to focus on what matters most. This week, we’re talking about reassessing your career and taking a pause when you need to. 

    In this episode, Rachel shares:

    The 2000s trend she wants to see come back (hello, platform flip flops)

    How the pandemic pushed her to take a pause on acting + focus on podcasting

    Her new criteria for projects + what kinds of work she says “no thank you” to

    How her friendships + support system has changed since the start of her career

    The episode she’s most excited to share on her new podcast


    PS: You can check out Rachel’s podcasts: Broad Ideas and Welcome to the OC, Bitches!

    • 27 min
    Kerry Washington on Choosing Work with Intention

    Kerry Washington on Choosing Work with Intention

    Kerry Washington blessed our TV screens on movies + shows like Django Unchained, Little Fires Everywhere, and Scandal. But before she popped off as Olivia Pope, Kerry says she was choosy about roles offered to her. Even if saying “no” meant having less financial freedom.

    In this episode, Kerry shares:

    How J-Lo subbed for her dance teacher in the Bronx (shout out @ Jenny from the block)

    Why she’ll never compromise on roles that perpetuate stereotypes about Black women + women of color 

    How side hustles gave her creative freedom – and the ability to say no to roles

    Her process of becoming her characters and why she nerds out about it 

    A quick Skimm of Prophecy, her upcoming narrative fiction drama podcast


    PS: 9 to 5ish is going on vacation for the next few weeks. We’ll be back in your feed with new episodes with some amazing women in September. Until then, keep up with Carly and Danielle @carlyanddanielle on Instagram.  

    • 31 min
    After 5ish: Shiza Shahid on Balancing Purpose and Profit

    After 5ish: Shiza Shahid on Balancing Purpose and Profit

    As a kid growing up in Islamabad, Shiza Shahid volunteered in grassroots initiatives to help Pakistani women get an education. And that early interest in service pushed her to always advocate for important issues through her career. From the founding Malala Fund to her current biz, Our Place, Shiza says: a lot of good can be achieved through a combo of non-profit advocacy work and for-profit businesses. 
    In this episode, Shiza shares:


    Why she took on a variety of jobs and how that choice shaped her life

    How you can always find ways to create positive change – no matter how old you are

    Why ditching the idea of “perfection” is key to creating quality products

    The importance of understanding a brand’s history as a way to make better choices as a consumer


    PS: use THESKIMM15 to score 15% off Our Place kitchenware.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

reparish11 ,

Great Podcast

Great podcast, however I wish they would have some women that are not extremely liberal. I love to have a mix!

RieslingM ,

Amazing podcast

I LOVE this podcast! I often find that my podcast feed is filled with male voices, stories and perspective, and it’s so refreshing to have 3 women each episode talk about business! I learn something new every time.

I often send friends and colleagues this podcast, and want to send them quotes from the episode to get them hooked. I wish you all provided a transcript so it was easy to quote and search in the episode to give better recommendations to friends!

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!

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