122 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.

Skimm'd from The Couch theSkimm

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    • 4.5, 1.6K Ratings

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.

    Carmen Rita Wong, author, host, and financial expert: “People say, ‘Oh, this door closed. This door closed.’ And I'd be like, ‘Well, I'll take a chainsaw and make a door.’”

    Carmen Rita Wong, author, host, and financial expert: “People say, ‘Oh, this door closed. This door closed.’ And I'd be like, ‘Well, I'll take a chainsaw and make a door.’”

    We all have questions about money. And Carmen Rita Wong had the answers for us on this week’s episode. She’s an author, personal finance expert, and the former host and co-creator of CNBC's On The Money, and has advised women around the country on how to take control over their finances. And in a total full circle moment, Carmen was also Carly’s first boss. 
    In this episode, Carmen shares how she’s used her inner strength to break down boundaries (8:18), why women need to ask themselves tough questions about money (12:14), and her best negotiating advice (31:52). Spoiler: always ask. 
    Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on Addison Bay, a company selling activewear fashion out of Philly. Because let’s face it - we’re all wearing leggings these days anyway. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here.

    • 39 min
    Julie Greenwald, chairman & COO, Atlantic Records: “You have to outwork everybody else.”

    Julie Greenwald, chairman & COO, Atlantic Records: “You have to outwork everybody else.”

    Julie Greenwald is a powerhouse in the music industry. She started out in the business as an assistant in 1992, and worked her way up to help build Def Jam Records. Now, she’s the chairman and COO of Atlantic Records. And she’s helped advance the careers of some artists you may be familiar with. Think: Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, and Ed Sheeran... to name a few. 
    In this episode, Julie shares why her work ethic set her apart (12:24), how she changed the culture at Atlantic Records (18:57), and her best negotiating advice (28:08). Hint: know your value. 
    Stay tuned for a spotlight on The Helm ABA, a behavior therapy company focused on providing families of children affected by autism with the behavior support that they need. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here.
    *This show was recorded on April 23rd*

    • 37 min
    Tiffany R. Warren, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom: “Being a microphone for people who can't be in the room is an honor and a power that I take extremely seriously.”

    Tiffany R. Warren, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer at Omnicom: “Being a microphone for people who can't be in the room is an honor and a power that I take extremely seriously.”

    Tiffany R. Warren realized her calling early in life. She is the SVP, Chief Diversity Officer for Omnicom, one of the largest advertising and marketing networks in the world. She’s also the founder and president of ADCOLOR, an organization that champions and advocates for diversity in the creative and tech industries. But her work changing corporate culture actually began when she was a toddler. 
    In this episode, Tiffany shares how her childhood set the tone for her career (6:54), how she navigates the personal and professional aspects of her role (22:35), and her recommendations for allies at work (24:49). 
    Stay tuned for a spotlight on Golde, a health and wellness company founded by Trinity Mouzon Wofford. Golde makes products that look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here.

    • 45 min
    Padma Lakshmi: “We're not taught to advocate for ourselves at the expense of maybe ruffling some feathers.”

    Padma Lakshmi: “We're not taught to advocate for ourselves at the expense of maybe ruffling some feathers.”

    Padma Lakshmi has our dream job. She’s the host and executive producer of “Top Chef” and the upcoming series “Taste The Nation.” And her career has taken her all over the world to try the best food. But it’s also thrown her a few curveballs. Padma sat down with us this week to tell us how she became a serious player in the culinary world, and why her activism fuels her work. 
    In this episode, Padma shares how she overcame imposter syndrome (13:30), why she’s a committed mentor (15:56), and how she brings her sense of activism into the culinary world (18:13). 
    Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on Dogdrop, a flexible dog daycare center. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here. 
    Note: This episode contains mentions of sexual assault that may be triggering for some listeners.

    • 36 min
    Loni Love, comedian and co-host of The Real: “I want people to be inspired.”

    Loni Love, comedian and co-host of The Real: “I want people to be inspired.”

    This episode was recorded on May 28, 2020. 
    Loni Love brings effortless personality, confidence, and honesty to TV screens daily as the co-host of The Real. And the secret to her success: perseverance. Because her journey has taken many twists. She sat down with us to share how she's found her voice, onstage and off. 
    You’ll also want to pre-order her new book, I Tried To Change So You Don’t Have To, at lonilovebook.com. 
    In this episode, Loni shares how she learned perseverance from a young age (3:50), why she’s kept a journal throughout her life (5:35), and how to conquer self doubt (17:47). 
    Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on Jali Creatives, a digital marketing firm founded by Juana Jones. It’s providing free templates and resources to businesses who need it in the wake of COVID-19. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here.

    • 31 min
    Ariane Goldman, founder and CEO of HATCH: “Fear and ambition together is incredibly powerful.”

    Ariane Goldman, founder and CEO of HATCH: “Fear and ambition together is incredibly powerful.”

    Ariane Goldman is no stranger to taking risks. She climbed the corporate ladder for years before quitting to dive into fashion. She started HATCH, a company creating style solutions for pregnant women. And it’s now changing the conversation about maternity. But she founded the brand when no one was paying attention to the category. This week, she told us why she risked it to be the first mover in a new space. 
    In this episode, Ariane shares her philosophy of leading with “human first” during the COVID-19 pandemic (4:20), her advice for turning your side hustle into your main hustle (10:06), and what it was like to start a company with a newborn (18:15). 
    Stay tuned at the end of the episode for a spotlight on Soapply, a company on a mission to get soap in the hands of everyone who needs it right now. Every 8 oz. of Soapply is tied to a $1 donation that helps fund water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts around the globe.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

nicky-d-skimm ,

Really great

This show has been a great resource to me as I think about my career. The last 8 months-1 year of the show has just been outstanding and I’m excited for more episodes

Pastshelfdate ,

Skimm'd dives deeper than most.

They say they're skimming, and maybe they are, and I'm just catching up with them. I'm mildly autistic, and people in general are more of a mystery to me. I've tried that much harder to learn, but I"m sure I'm behind in learning.

Still I'm impressed that these two young, white girl hosts have had so many older guests, and women of color, on their show,and let all these guests really talk about themselves, that in the year or so I've been listening while I clean at work, with my phone on my hip, not seeing their splash page photo, I forget they're white.

With my non-hyper, daydreaming attention deficit, I don't recall names well, and I can't think of theirs, but that's another point in their favor. They make their episodes about their guests. They show the tip of the iceberg of women in business, and we get to listen to experiences that can guide our own efforts.

Again, with my ADD, I can only recall daily and weekly routines well, but I've always been left with an impression that more neurotypical listeners could get a lot out of this show. Please give them a listen or three. I think you'll be glad you did.

MusicLover1616 ,

Really impressive

I think this show hits the nail on the head when it comes to career conversations. I also appreciate that they’re trying to include different types of stories and focusing on women who didn’t start by having it all.

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