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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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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.

    Tarana Burke On Putting Your Health First

    Tarana Burke On Putting Your Health First

    This episode mentions sexual assault, which could be triggering to some listeners. 
    Tarana Burke coined the phrase “me too” to help young Black girls in Selma, Alabam talk about sexual assault over a decade ago. But when #MeToo went viral overnight in 2017, Tarana had to figure out how to share her life’s work and its resources with a broader audience. Today, Tarana’s facing new challenges: how to offer sexual assault survivors the resources they need over the internet, and learning to balance her own needs alongside her work.
    In this episode, Tarana talks about:

    How “me too” began

    How she keeps going when personal and professional overlap

    How she approaches burnout and recovery

    Why rest is important for work


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    • 31 min
    Julianna Margulies On Making Big Life Decisions

    Julianna Margulies On Making Big Life Decisions

    Julianna Margulies went from pouring G&Ts and filming commercials in Manhattan to being one of the most-awarded actresses on television. She’s famous for roles on “E.R.,” “The Good Wife,” and “The Morning Show” — and despite always having a backup plan, Julianna’s biggest decisions have been guided by her intuition. We spoke to Julianna about making big life decisions, taking risks and turning down lucrative offers.
    In this episode, Julianna talks about:

    Planning for the future 

    Trusting that the right work will find you

    Saying no to professional opportunities (hi, E.R.) 

    Clarifying your career focus

    How she stopped people pleasing


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    • 35 min
    Rebroadcast: Erica Williams Simon On How To Write Your Career Story

    Rebroadcast: Erica Williams Simon On How To Write Your Career Story

    This week, we’re throwing it back to one of our favorite episodes from last year. 

    Erica Williams Simon is a writer, host, and the CEO of Sage House media. Her new book reveals how she re-wrote her life story and shares how you can do the same. She walked us through how she makes tough decisions, starting with how she quit a perfect-on-paper job and changed her life.  

    In this episode, Erica shares: 

    What growing up in a church community taught her 

    How she made the decision to quit 

    How to navigate the financial burden of leaving a job 

    How to craft and tell your career story 

    How to learn from an unfulfilling job


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    • 32 min
    Rea Ann Silva On Building Your Network

    Rea Ann Silva On Building Your Network

    Rea Ann Silva spent two decades working as a makeup artist for music videos, movies, and television. And on the side, she started developing a tool to make her work easier: the Beautyblender. Little did she know, she would end up transforming the beauty industry. And what helped her along the way - from movie sets to becoming CEO - was her relationships and her network. So this week, we’re getting her advice on how to start - and grow - your own.  
    In this episode, Rea Ann shares: 

    How she climbed the career ladder

    How she tapped into her industry’s networks

    How to work up the nerve to cold-call

    What it was like to see Beautyblender in the Smithsonian Museum


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    • 31 min
    Gabrielle Union on Standing Up For Yourself

    Gabrielle Union on Standing Up For Yourself

    Gabrielle Union hit her big break as an actor more than 20 year ago. Today she’s a household name in pop culture, as well as an advocate and author. And along the way, she’s had to learn one of the biggest (and hardest) career lessons: how to stand up for yourself. From navigating toxic workplaces, to challenging inequity and bias in Hollywood, to speaking out about pay parity, Gabrielle’s a hero to many for standing up to broken systems - and for how open and honest she is with her fans and her readers. 

    In this episode, Gabrielle shares:

    Realizing when vulnerability can be a superpower

    Standing up for yourself — and others — at work

    Navigating your professional reputation

    Knowing your value in pay negotiations

    Why you need to talk about money 

    Using preparation to counter anxiety


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    • 25 min
    Bonus Episode: Back to “Normal” Power Panel

    Bonus Episode: Back to “Normal” Power Panel

    Welcome to a special bonus episode of 9 to 5ish with theSkimm. A few weeks ago, theSkimm's co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg hosted a Back to "Normal" power panel, talking about what a return to “normal” in the workplace looks like amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We were joined by…

    Tina Tchen, then-president and CEO of Time’s Up


    Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center


    Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance


    And, Tami Forman, CEO of Path Forward



    It’s no secret that women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic: One in 10 moms with young kids quit their job — with half of them saying it was because of school or daycare closures. Gender equality in the workplace was set back more than a decade. And women were feeling burned out at faster rates. Now, as women head back into the workforce and office, it’s important to make sure they’re equipped with the information and tools they need to make their work-life balance real. Hit play to hear from the experts.
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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

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!

EricaBushwell ,

Awesome podcast!

Carly & Danielle, hosts of the 9 to 5ish with theSkimm podcast, highlight all aspects of careers, growth and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

HPodcast ,

Hosts could be more self aware

The way the hosts talk to women guests of color is alarming. On the Dean James guest episode, the host’s tone and assertion was a bit rude and was also noticeably different with white guests. The host’s question: what would you say to POCs navigating the process due to the ‘environment’ was also odd. POCs have the same experience of alienation at top companies as they will at top institutions. The lumping of class and color during that segment was also clunky and lazy. Nice podcast episode topics but poor execution

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