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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.

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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Cadence13

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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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English


Episodes

Bela Bajaria, head of global TV, Netflix: "My job is not who I am. [Or] so I thought. Until you don't have that job."

4/13/2021
Bela Bajaria is the woman who makes the decisions about what’s going to be your next binge-watch. She’s the head of global TV for Netflix, and has helped bring some of our favorite shows, like “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Bridgerton” from the page to the screen. So how’d she actually get her dream job? Perseverance. Because she started as an assistant…and now she’s here. And btw, she also lost a job along the way. This week, she sat down to tell us how you can still get the Hollywood ending for...

Duration:00:30:02

Diane von Furstenberg, chairman and founder of Diane von Furstenberg: "The most important relationship in life is the one you have with yourself."

4/7/2021
Diane von Furstenberg (aka DVF) knows the secret to a long and successful career. Hint: it’s reinvention. She’s been in the fashion business since the 1970s. But she’s changed her direction, and her brand, more than a few times. This week, DVF joined us to tell us how to embrace change (even when it’s hard) so you can be the designer...of your own life. In this episode, DVF shares how she deals with fear, why you should own your vulnerability at work, and how she’s embracing change during...

Duration:00:26:37

Dr. Laura Forese, COO, New York Presbyterian: "People were scared. And it was on me and the rest of the leadership team to say 'We’re going to be here with you.'"

3/30/2021
Welcome to our Women’s History Month series on Skimm’d from the Couch - where we’re bringing you the women who made history this past year. Meet: Dr. Laura Forese. Dr. Forese is the COO of New York Presbyterian, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital networks in the country. And one that’s been instrumental in caring for COVID-19 patients. Also under her leadership, the hospital rolled out a comprehensive paid parental leave plan that includes extended leave for up to six months and...

Duration:00:35:15

Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Peloton: "When you first start [a new] job, take the time to invest in people and build relationships."

3/23/2021
Welcome to our Women’s History Month series on Skimm’d from the Couch - where we’re bringing you the women who made history this past year. Meet: Dara Treseder. She’s the head of global marketing for Peloton — a brand that’s made at-home fitness viral during the pandemic. Case in point: Its membership has more than doubled in the last year. But this isn’t Dara’s first ride. She’s also got GE, Apple, and Goldman Sachs on her resume. So basically she’s at the top of the leaderboard. In this...

Duration:00:35:47

Dr. Kathrin Jansen, Head of Vaccine Research, Pfizer: "I did not think about failure. I did not think about success. All I thought about is we have to come up with something that stops this pandemic."

3/16/2021
Welcome to our Women’s History Month series on Skimm’d from the Couch - where we’re bringing you the women who made history this past year. Meet: Dr. Kathrin Jansen. Dr. Jansen is the head of vaccine research at Pfizer. So she literally helped develop the COVID-19 vaccine that’s being distributed in the US and around the world. But why stop there? It turns out, she’s developed other breakthrough vaccines throughout her career. Like the one that fights HPV. In this episode, Dr. Jansen shares...

Duration:00:36:34

Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab & Co-creator #BlackLivesMatter: "You have to build the kinds of alliances that are unexpected. You have to build [them] between people who might think they don't have anything in common."

3/9/2021
Welcome to our Women’s History Month series on Skimm’d from the Couch - where we’re bringing you the women who made history this past year. Meet: Alicia Garza. She’s the Principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network — the movement that sparked a global rallying cry last summer. Black Lives Matter has since been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, as the world recognizes the groundbreaking work Alicia and her co-founders started. In this episode, Alicia...

Duration:00:39:59

Kristen Welker, NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and co-anchor of Weekend TODAY: “This is my advice for anyone doing anything scary…. Think about it. Face it. How are you going to be prepared?”

2/28/2021
Welcome to our Women’s History Month series on Skimm’d from the Couch - where we’re bringing you the women who made history this past year. Meet: Kristen Welker. She’s the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC News, and the co-anchor of Weekend TODAY. You probably recognize her from moderating that final presidential debate of 2020...which she calls the biggest moment in her professional career. This week, Kristen joined us to talk about how she prepared for that moment - and how she kept...

Duration:00:38:25

Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of The Information: "I’m kind of all business. One of the things I miss about being in an office...is actually the ability for people to see different sides of me and me different sides of them."

2/23/2021
Jessica Lessin has broken some of the biggest stories on the tech companies we all know (think: Facebook, Google, and Apple). Now, after years of covering founders and entrepreneurs, she’s become one herself. She started The Information - a subscription-based digital media company covering technology and business. This week, she told us how her perspective has changed since going from employee to founder. And what she’s still trying to learn on the job. In this episode, Jessica shares how to...

Duration:00:32:13

Emma Grede, co-founder and CEO, Good American: “I feel like so many women I know will struggle with a salary negotiation…. A lot of the time it's down to not really knowing what the other person's key objectives are.”

2/16/2021
Emma Grede is one of the only guests we’ve had on this show who told us she loves negotiating. Early on, she realized that it was her strong suit. And she’s honed that skill throughout her career...especially while she built her own fashion brand alongside a Kardashian (hi, Khloe). Tune in to hear Emma give us a negotiating lesson...and her advice for how to enjoy the process more. In this episode, Emma shares her tips for negotiation 101 (9:30), how to lean into your strengths when...

Duration:00:35:43

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, actress, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist: "For a very long time, I...never dealt with the things I was feeling."

2/9/2021
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the most recognizable people in the world. She started her career as the winner of the Miss World pageant, and later took the global entertainment industry by storm. Along the way, she’s had to develop her confidence, resilience, and self worth. This week, Priyanka sat down with us to share her career journey - and how her relationship with herself has evolved. In this episode, Priyanka shares how her relationship with confidence has changed (8:14), her advice...

Duration:00:34:53

Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, co-authors of Humor, Seriously and faculty at Stanford: "Humor creates a window into authenticity and trust."

2/2/2021
Do you ever feel like you don’t show your real personality at work? Our guests this week, Dr. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas, say unfortunately, that’s pretty common. They teach at Stanford’s business school. And through their research, they found it’s okay - and important - to show your coworkers that you’re human. Which includes having a sense of humor. This week, they sat down with us to share why laughter really can be the best medicine...especially in a Zoom meeting. In this episode,...

Duration:00:35:25

Rachel Hollis, motivational speaker and author: "I might not know all the things, but I will outwork you."

1/26/2021
Ever feel like you don’t have the "right" resume for the job you’re applying for? Rachel Hollis has. The motivational speaker and author didn’t receive a formal education. And didn’t have a network or connections when she was starting out. But the secret to her success? Pure hustle. This week, Rachel shared why showing an employer how hard you work will get you hired...fancy degree optional. In this special live (over Zoom) episode, Rachel shares her advice for dealing with burnout (19:23),...

Duration:00:39:31

Maria Sharapova, tennis champion and founder and CEO, Sugarpova: "There were so many times when I stepped on the court and I wasn't the better player, but I won that last point because...I was just mentally a little bit stronger."

1/19/2021
Maria Sharapova spent years playing tennis five hours a day, seven days a week. The result? Five grand slam wins. And an Olympic medal. Her career is a lesson in grit and determination. And shows that hard work really does pay off. Now, she brings that same determination to her business career. This week, Maria shares the secret to staying motivated in any job…even if you aren’t a world class athlete. In this episode, Maria shares what she was like as a competitor (9:58), how she turned...

Duration:00:37:17

Tamron Hall, journalist, television host, executive producer: “You can't be afraid of losing it. Be afraid of not being prepared to lose it.”

1/12/2021
“The pivot is real.” That phrase has defined Tamron Hall’s professional and personal life: from walking away from her job at NBC News, to hustling to get her own talk show on air, to her IVF journey. This week, Tamron told us how she approaches life’s unexpected moments. And how she turns setbacks into success. In this episode, Tamron shares how she turned an early-career demotion into motivation (8:45), her advice for picking yourself back up after a setback (15:40), and what it’s like to...

Duration:00:39:15

Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey, co-founders and co-CEOs, Shine: “The...really important thing we did for one another was...help each other to feel less alone.”

1/5/2021
Naomi Hirabayashi and Marah Lidey are the co-founders and co-CEOs of the self-care start-up, Shine. And while starting a business from scratch and working in self-care may sound like an oxymoron (hello, fundraising and 24/7 hustle), Marah and Naomi told us they’ve been able to find balance and take time for themselves. Their secret? Finding strength in their partnership. In this episode, Marah and Naomi share what makes their partnership work (17:02), how Shine went from being their...

Duration:00:35:04

Kara Swisher, host of Pivot and Sway podcasts, co-founder of Recode: "When I have someone try to shut me down by insulting me or calling me bossy or outspoken, that's when I go full in."

12/22/2020
Kara Swisher has been called the most feared and well-liked journalist in Silicon Valley. She’s been covering tech industry leaders for decades...and is famous for making them sweat. Just ask Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, or Elon Musk. Her secret to building those relationships with entrepreneurs? She’s not afraid to pick up the phone (or slide into a DM) when she has a question. In this episode, Kara shares why you shouldn’t hide your personality at work (14:18), the reason she considers...

Duration:00:42:05

Elaine Welteroth, author, former editor-in-chief, Teen Vogue, incoming co-host, "The Talk": "It's not like you apply for the position of making history."

12/15/2020
If you’re looking for a promotion at work... Elaine Welteroth has some tips. She’s got a lot of “firsts” on her resume - from being the first Black beauty director at Condé Nast to being the youngest editor-in-chief in the publisher's history. This week, Elaine told us she hit those milestones by being intentional about everything she did. From the emails she sent to who she sought out as mentors. And since we recorded this interview, Elaine’s adding something else to her resume. She’s just...

Duration:00:33:38

Cindy Crawford, supermodel: "I'm a big fan of faking it till you make it."

12/8/2020
Even Cindy Crawford isn’t confident 100 percent of the time. But you’d never know it. Because she told us that she’s a big fan of faking it till you make it - even on the bad days. She learned that strategy early in her career… and it paid off, as she became one of the most famous supermodels in the world. In this episode, Cindy shares how she learned to advocate for herself (9:10), what she’s learned from taking risks (18:30), and the advice she gives her daughter Kaia (22:31). Stay tuned...

Duration:00:31:37

Linda Johnson Rice, CEO of Johnson Publishing Company: "A lot of times, there is somebody that you need to listen to that might have a better idea.”

12/1/2020
Linda Johnson Rice is the CEO of Johnson Publishing Company, the former publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines. This week, Linda told us that she didn’t make it to the top by going it alone. The secret to her success? Listening to her team. Because even CEOs need to ask for advice. In this episode, Linda shares what she learned about management from her parents, who founded Johnson Publishing (7:12), her advice for dealing with imposter syndrome (12:45), and why she’s a big fan of thinking out...

Duration:00:34:57

Noura Sakkijha, co-founder and CEO, Mejuri: "The beginning was really hard. I decided to go into therapy at that point because it was really intense.”

11/24/2020
Noura Sakkijha is the co-founder and CEO of Mejuri, the buzzy jewelry company that sells affordable, quality pieces directly online. While Noura’s the third generation in her family to go into the industry, she had to navigate brand new challenges on her own. This week, Noura told us about the struggles she faced in the beginning…and how she learned self care was important for her health and the health of the business. In this episode, Noura shares how she’s learned to separate her personal...

Duration:00:30:09