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    • 4.5 • 1.9K 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.

    Sarah Paiji Yoo on Reimagining the Role of Work as a New Mom

    Sarah Paiji Yoo on Reimagining the Role of Work as a New Mom

    When Sarah Paiji-Yoo became a mom, she started rethinking her serial entrepreneurship life she’d led since leaving Harvard Business School. She loved it, but early-stage startup building isn’t exactly a walk in the park. If she was going to hustle again, it had to mean something to her. Meanwhile, she was learning about the effects microplastics in our water have on us (spoiler alert: it’s scary stuff). Naturally, the serial entrepreneur in her was hungry for a solution to both of these issues. She found it in her plastic-free cleaning product company, Blueland. 

    In this episode of 9 to 5ish, Sarah shares: 


    The classic new-mom research rabbit hole she fell in 

    Why she hid from her in-laws that she wasn’t working for a year after having her son

    How having unclear choices as a consumer and mom led her to found Blueland

    Why recruiting her #1 pick for the Head of Product was crucial to Blueland’s success

    The difficulty of being a sustainable business while being beholden to outside investors

    Advice for listeners who feel too small to make an impact (hint: no action is too small)


    Psst…this episode of “9 to 5ish” is brought to you by New York Life. Their financial professionals can help you navigate life’s decisions, big and small.

    • 29 min
    Meghan McCain on Being a Nepo Baby and Owning It

    Meghan McCain on Being a Nepo Baby and Owning It

    SNL called Meghan McCain the “Princess of Arizona”, and she’s embracing it. Her last name is nearly synonymous with Arizona as her father, the late Senator John McCain, led a 30+ year political career in the state. Her family name laddered Meghan up to big career moves, from regularly commentating on Fox News to repping conservative view points on “The View”. And she says: more nepo babies like her should own it, not shy away from it. 

    In this episode of 9 to 5ish, Meghan shares: 

    The cringiest photo op she had to do as the Senator’s kid 

    Why opting out from having an opinion was never an option growing up 

    How her family settled political disagreements and why all politics are celebrated in her family

    The event that changed her views on paid family leave – and why all moms deserve it

    Why she’s not voting for Trump or Biden, and what her dad would do 

    • 30 min
    Drunk Elephant Founder Tiffany Masterson on Trusting Your Gut in Business

    Drunk Elephant Founder Tiffany Masterson on Trusting Your Gut in Business

    Tiffany Masteron’s grandma told her the name “Drunk Elephant” was the most asinine thing she’d ever heard. Granny wasn’t the only one – her friends thought so too. But Tiffany never bent when it came to her vision of the company, even though she was a stay-at-home mom with zero experience in skincare. Instead, she had this gut feeling about her ingredient formulation and trusted it was different enough to take the company far. Spoiler alert: it did. 

    In this episode of 9 to 5ish, Tiffany shares: 


    Why she chose to disrupt stay-at-home mom life to become an entrepreneur

    When she realized her first entrepreneurial journey was kinda sketchy 

    How she discovered the Drunk Elephant “Suspicious Six” philosophy – and why it works 

    The moment she knew her company had “made it” (hello, Sephora) 

    Her response when consumers claim Drunk Elephant markets to kids

    • 28 min
    Christy Turlington Burns on Going from Model to Maternal Health Advocate

    Christy Turlington Burns on Going from Model to Maternal Health Advocate

    In the 1990s, Christy Turlington posed alongside icons like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista as one of the world’s first supermodels. She retired by 25 before going to college, earning her degree, and getting married. Then came her first baby – and a life-changing birthing experience that would inform her future work and advocacy. 

    In this episode of 9 to 5ish, Christy shares: 


    The benefits of her sister marrying her brother-in-law (hint: holidays are a breeze)

    Why she has “survivors’ guilt” about getting out of the modeling industry unscathed 

    Her thoughts on building a career out of being a supermodel 

    Her traumatic birthing story and how it led to the founding Every Mother Counts


    Advice on how to advocate for yourself in medical settings 


    Psst…this episode of 9 to 5ish is brought to you by New York Life. Their financial professionals can help you navigate life’s decisions, big and small.

    PS: A new episode of 9 to 5ish will be back in your feed next month. 

    • 32 min
    Jordan Taylor and Edith Cooper on Running a Business as Mother and Daughter

    Jordan Taylor and Edith Cooper on Running a Business as Mother and Daughter

    At 59, Edith Cooper never thought she’d make a career pivot. She spent nearly 30 years working her way up at Goldman Sachs, but then, she was approached to co-found a company called Medley. Who was the other co-founder? Jordan Taylor, AKA her daughter. The mom and daughter duo launched Medley, a coaching platform equipping Millennial-aged workers with the skills they need to be dynamic, inclusive, and authentic leaders. 

    In this episode, Jordan and Edith share: 


    Whether Jordan calls Edith “mom” or “Edith” in the workplace

    The parts of her Wall Street HR career that Edith misses 

    Why we forget to support middle-level managers – and how Medley solves for it

    The moments Jordan relies on Edith as “mom” vs. “co-founder” 

    Why boundary setting is crucial to success as co-founders who are friends or family


    Psst…this episode of “9 to 5ish” is brought to you by New York Life. Their financial professionals can help you navigate life’s decisions, big and small. 

    • 34 min
    YSE Beauty Founder Molly Sims on Leaving a Job with Dignity

    YSE Beauty Founder Molly Sims on Leaving a Job with Dignity

    Kentucky-born model Molly Sims never met a biscuit she didn’t like. Her southern charm brought her to college at Vanderbilt University, where she made the boldest move of her career: quitting her pre-law studies to become a full time model. Molly was in her early 20s, alone, and homesick halfway across the world. But with placements on the cover of Sports Illustrated, French Vogue and more, it’s safe to say she made a name for herself.  

    In this episode of 9 to 5ish, Molly shares: 


    Why southern sorority culture wasn’t for her 

    How her mother encouraged her to think beyond the US for her career + life experience

    Why she’d never want her daughter to become a model 

    The secret to building resilience and the “thick skin” that helped her survive the modeling industry

    How confronting her mental health challenges helped her be OK with work curveballs


    Check out Molly's beauty brand, YSE Beauty.

    • 28 min

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