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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.

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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.

    Amanda Hesser, CEO of Food52: “When push comes to shove... skillset doesn’t matter. It’s the trust in the relationship.”

    Amanda Hesser, CEO of Food52: “When push comes to shove... skillset doesn’t matter. It’s the trust in the relationship.”

    If you’re looking for some dinner inspiration, look no further than Food52. And this week, we sat down with its co-founder and CEO, Amanda Hesser. She’s had some of our dream jobs, including apprenticing in kitchens across Europe and writing about food for The New York Times. In this episode, she reveals how she turned her passion for cooking and writing into a company.
    Episode highlights: Amanda shares how she learned to trust her gut (8:57), why she struggled in corporate environments (11:34), and how she acts on feedback from the Food52 community (22:40). 

    • 27 min
    Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund: “My friends were sneaking out to parties and I was sneaking out to protests.”

    Shiza Shahid, co-founder of the Malala Fund: “My friends were sneaking out to parties and I was sneaking out to protests.”

    Growing up in Islamabad, Shiza Shahid became interested in activism. And that interest propelled her to start the global nonprofit, the Malala Fund. Eight years (and Malala's Nobel Peace Prize) later, Shiza continues to make an impact through her angel fund and her line of sustainable cookware, Our Place. 
    In this episode, Shiza shares why she created a secret summer camp for girls in Pakistan (11:17), her reaction when Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize (16:44), and her advice for employees looking to create change in the workplace (28:42).
    SFTC listeners get 20% off fromourplace.com products with the discount code 'Skimm'.

    • 37 min
    Kate Upton, model, actress, and founder of Strong4Me: “You are your only advocate.”

    Kate Upton, model, actress, and founder of Strong4Me: “You are your only advocate.”

    You probably know Kate Upton as a model and actress. She’s also a mother and businesswoman. Kate started working when she was 15, and achieved her success by putting in 16-hour workdays and challenging industry conventions. 
    In this episode, Kate tells us how she learned to ignore her critics (16:20), what she wrote in a letter to Anna Wintour (18:13), and why she came forward with her own experiences with harassment on set (20:25). 
    Note: This episode contains details about sexual harassment that may be triggering for some listeners.

    • 31 min
    Ambassador Samantha Power: “My main motto is lean on."

    Ambassador Samantha Power: “My main motto is lean on."

    Before serving as US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power was a scholar, activist, and journalist. Tune in to hear how she built her career around her belief system. And how she managed up when those beliefs were challenged.  
    In this episode, Ambassador Power tells us what she learned from her parents’ failed marriage (9:41), how to disagree with your boss (24:53), and shares her journey with fertility while working nonstop in the White House (30:03). 
    Her new memoir, The Education of an Idealist, is available now.

    • 41 min
    Missy Robbins, chef and restaurant owner: “I was working six days a week and mostly 12 to 14 hour days… when you're in it, you don't realize that it's not healthy.”

    Missy Robbins, chef and restaurant owner: “I was working six days a week and mostly 12 to 14 hour days… when you're in it, you don't realize that it's not healthy.”

    Missy Robbins is the chef and owner of Lilia and Misi restaurants in Brooklyn, NY and the co-founder of Grovehouse Hospitality. She sat down with us to share what it’s like to rise through the ranks of the restaurant business. Think: more Chef’s Table, less Monica from Friends. 
    In this episode, Missy reveals how she recognized signs of burnout (20:07), why she embraced an unlikely partnership (25:59), and shares her ultimate comfort food (39:03).

    • 40 min
    LIVE with Kathleen King, founder of Tate’s Bake Shop: “Anger, bitterness, as you go on in life, you realize they're choices.”

    LIVE with Kathleen King, founder of Tate’s Bake Shop: “Anger, bitterness, as you go on in life, you realize they're choices.”

    We’re obsessed with Tate’s Bake Shop cookies at Skimm HQ. So we were thrilled to speak to its founder, Kathleen King, on this week’s episode. Tune in to hear how she built her cookie empire, and why the road to her success wasn’t always so sweet. 
    In this special live episode, King tell us about what she learned from her family’s farm (2:18), how to build an effective team (31:55), and shares how her success was born from failure (14:30). 
    This episode was recorded at theSkimm’s Celebrate Smarter pop-up in New York City. Shop in-store or online.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

Sara_Podcast ,

Love this show!

This show is one of my favorites to listen to when I need career advice or inspiration. The guests are impressive but so relatable at the same time, and it's cool how conversational and real the show is.

Lyddies ,

A must-listen for women in leadership

This is a great listen for anyone, especially females, who are interested in learning from other women’s professional experiences. A great opportunity to avoid making mistakes that other women have made along their career journey. Inspirational and motivational, this podcast will help develop you into the best boss or entrepreneur you can be. The perfect tool for hustlers and over-thinkers.

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Stop interrupting!!!

Let the interviewee finish a sentence please!

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