Skimm'd from The Couch

Skimm'd from The Couch

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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.
Linnea Roberts: Founder and CEO of Gingerbread Capital - Episode 016
Jun 19 • 33 min
Our guest this week is Linnea Roberts. She’s the founder and CEO of Gingerbread Capital, the venture capital firm she started after she ‘flunked’ retirement. Inspired by her mom Ginger, her company is all about investing in female-founded companies.…
Founder Chat: Learning How To Manage
Jun 13 • 8 min
On the couch, Gregg Renfrew talked to us about being a manager. And how it’s not exactly her favorite thing to do. We can relate. Figuring out how to manage people was something we had to learn along the way. This week, we’re answering some of our go-to…
Gregg Renfrew: Founder and CEO of Beautycounter - Episode 015
Jun 12 • 22 min
Gregg Renfrew is all about side hustles. On her resume: everything from starting a cleaning company in college…to launching a biz to make dress shopping less awful for bridesmaids. These days, she’s the founder and CEO of Beautycounter. Aka the company…
Founder Chat: Cash Money 101
Jun 6 • 11 min
This week at theSkimm is all about your wallet. On the couch, Hope Taitz talked to us about how women can control their own destiny…by controlling their cash money. Also happening this week: intern season. On this episode, we answer money q’s from our…
Hope Taitz: CEO and Managing Partner of ELY Capital - Episode 014
Jun 5 • 30 min
This week at theSkimm we’re talking about your wallet. So our guest on the couch is CEO and Managing Partner of ELY Capital Hope Taitz. Hope invests in consumer tech – including theSkimm – and she’s got a rep for being no-BS in the boardroom. She talks to…
Founder Chat: You v. You
May 30 • 9 min
This week, Christie Hefner talked to us about her time at Playboy. And all the ‘WTF moments’ that come with being in charge of a company at 29 years old. Here are our tips on how to move up at work and how to hit snooze on imposter syndrome.
Christie Hefner: Former CEO and Chairman of Playboy Enterprises - Episode 013
May 29 • 36 min
Christie Hefner is the daughter of, you guessed it, Hugh Hefner. She spent 20 years as chairman and CEO of Playboy. Making her the longest-serving female in that position. Ever. This week, she talks to us about taking Playboy digital, making management…
Founder Chat: Using Your Superpower
May 23 • 11 min
Melissa Ben-Ishay built a brand using her superpowers. This week, we’re talking about how to use your own and how to build a brand around your passion. Without getting tired of it. Cape, on.
Melissa Ben-Ishay: Founder and Chief Product Officer of Baked by Melissa - Episode 012
May 22 • 30 min
This week’s guest puts the Melissa in Baked by Melissa. Melissa Ben-Ishay started her company when she was just 24 years old. And built it from a bite-sized storefront in Manhattan…to a nationwide e-commerce business. She talks to us about getting fired,…
Founder Chat: Working with Women
May 16 • 10 min
Our guests this week – Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Libby Leist – work prettttty closely together. We’re sharing our tips on how to find the Hoda to your Savannah. And how to share success with the women on your team.
Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Libby Leist: NBC’s Today Show - Episode 011
May 15 • 32 min
Hoda, Savannah, and Libby are the all-female dream team of morning TV. Hear them talk about making history at NBC, getting nervous before big interviews, and why there’s way more than one path to success in life. PS: Hoda had to leave halfway through to,…
Founder Chat: Crying at Work
Apr 11 • 12 min
Joanna Coles says she doesn’t cry at the office. But for some of us, it’s kind of a thing. We’re sharing some tips we’ve learned to keep it on the down low.
Joanna Coles: Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines - Episode 010
Apr 10 • 34 min
We’re ending our first season with a force of nature, Joanna Coles. She’s the Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines. And author of “Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World.” She talks to us about why it’s more fun being in…
Founder Chat: Making a Career Change
Apr 5 • 10 min
Things we can relate to: choosing the wrong major, wanting to change careers, not having the “right” experience for a new job. Today, we’re talking about how to sell yourself in order to make a career leap.
Payal Kadakia: Founder and Executive Chairman of ClassPass - Episode 009
Apr 3 • 23 min
ClassPass is a monthly fitness subscription service in over 50 cities worldwide. But this is no overnight success story. Founder and Executive Chairman Payal Kadakia talks to us about the versions of the brand that failed, and how it evolved into what we…
Founder Chat: Turning Your Side Hustle into a Business
Mar 28 • 12 min
Meet our Bonus Episodes. Every Thursday, Carly and Danielle will answer your career questions, share their stories, and give you tips for finding success. Listen through to the end to find out how to be featured in the next ep. Our first one is about…
Sara Blakely: Founder and CEO of Spanx - Episode 008
Mar 27 • 25 min
Pinch us, please. We sat down with Sara Blakely, aka the no. 1 person we’ve looked up to since the day we started theSkimm. She’s the Founder and CEO of Spanx – the billion-dollar shapewear company that she built off an idea and $5,000 in savings. She…
Jenny Fleiss: Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, Co-Founder/CEO of Code Eight - Episode 007
Mar 20 • 23 min
This week, we’re talking to Jenny Fleiss. She co-founded Rent the Runway – the company that lets you rent designer outfits without having to drop some serious cash. She’s now the co-founder and CEO of Walmart’s tech incubator, Code Eight. Jenny talked to…
Nancy Dubuc: CEO of Vice Media, Former President and CEO of A+E Networks - Episode 006
Mar 13 • 24 min
Our guest this week is making headlines. She just stepped down as President and CEO of A+E Networks. And is taking over as the CEO of Vice Media. Nancy’s been on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 List. She…
Leandra Medine: Founder of Man Repeller - Episode 005
Mar 6 • 20 min
Leandra Medine started her popular fashion website – Man Repeller – as a junior in college. She’s a staple on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List. Is the author of “Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.” And provides daily entertainment to her audience…
Sallie Krawcheck: Co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest - Episode 004
Feb 27 • 31 min
Warning: This episode may cause mild to severe inspiration. This week, we’re sitting down with a legend in the finance world, Sallie Krawcheck. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Ellevest, the digital platform working to close the gender investing gap.…
Reshma Saujani: Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code - Episode 003
Feb 20 • 16 min
Get ready to be inspired. Today’s guest is Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code – the non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Before starting Girls Who Code, Reshma was the first Indian-American woman to run for Congress.…
Tina Brown: Editor, Author, and Founder/CEO of Tina Brown Live Media - Episode 002
Feb 13 • 28 min
Tina Brown made her name as the legendary editor of Vanity Fair. Now, she’s the Founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, which puts on the annual Women in the World Summit. She’s also the author of the recently released book “The Vanity Fair Diaries.”…
Whitney Wolfe Herd: Founder and CEO of Bumble - Episode 001
Feb 6 • 21 min
For the very first episode, Carly and Danielle sit down with Whitney Wolfe Herd. She’s the founder and CEO of Bumble – the dating app that lets women make the first move. The company has since expanded into Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. Today, Whitney talks…
Available Now: Skimm’d from The Couch
Feb 6 • 1 min
You know the brands – Spanx, Vanity Fair, Girls Who Code. Listen to Skimm’d from The Couch every Wednesday to get to know the women behind them.