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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..

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..

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Episodes

“You just have to swing for the home run” – Katia Beauchamp, Co-founder and CEO of Birchbox, on what drives her. - Episode 048

3/12/2019
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Katia Beauchamp started her career in finance. But after a few years, she decided that she didn’t feel challenged. So Katia switched gears … and went to Harvard Business School. Casual. That’s where she met her cofounder, Hayley Barna. And together, they launched Birchbox, the subscription company that helps people discover new beauty products. Since Katia and Hayley launched it in 2010, the company has grown and changed a lot: they’ve earned two and a half million active subscribers. They...

Duration:00:38:00

“Right now” – Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business, Tech, and Economics Correspondent at ABC News, on the last time she negotiated for herself. - Episode 047

3/5/2019
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Rebecca Jarvis grew up with two passions: journalism and econ. As a teenager, she was even a reporter for a local kids’ program in Minnesota. But after college, Rebecca decided to go into finance. Years later, she got back to journalism. Today, she’s the Chief Business, Tech, and Economics Correspondent at ABC News. On the couch, she talks to us about the time she was on “The Apprentice”, how she made the switch from finance to journalism, and what she looks for in candidates now. PS:...

Duration:00:29:40

Bonus: Meet ‘Skimm This’

2/28/2019
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If you like hearing from us once a week, how about audio from theSkimm every day? Our daily news podcast, ‘Skimm This,’ launches on Monday. Every weekday, we’re breaking down the most important stories of the day and explaining why they matter. Search ‘Skimm This’ and subscribe. You won’t want to miss it.

Duration:00:01:13

“Not listening” -- Peggy Johnson, EVP of Business Development at Microsoft, on the biggest mistake people make when negotiating - Episode 046

2/26/2019
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You might’ve noticed that we’ve been talking about money lately at theSkimm. A big part of money 101: knowing how to negotiate. Peggy Johnson’s an expert. She’s the EVP of business development at Microsoft. Translation: she drives strategic partnerships for the company … and negotiates. A lot. Peggy’s been running the show since 2014. She’s an avid runner, and she’s been known to carry out negotiations with sneakers on. While running. Before Microsoft, she spent almost 25 years working her...

Duration:00:29:52

“Investors want to hear what drives you” -- Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong, Partners of Female Founders Fund, on how to nail your pitch. -Episode 045

2/19/2019
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Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the partners of Female Founders Fund, where they invest in tech companies started by women. Anu began her career as an entrepreneur -- including starting India’s first wine bar, and an e-commerce company. Sutian came from the investing side of things. In 2014, Anu decided to launch Female Founders Fund. A couple years later, she brought Sutian on as a partner. Together, they’ve invested in companies like Thrive Global and Rent the Runway. On the Couch, they...

Duration:00:30:38

“The yin to your yang” -- Amber Venz Box, Co-founder and President of RewardStyle, on what to look for in a business partner. - Episode 044

2/13/2019
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Valentine’s Day is coming up. And Amber Venz Box knows a thing or two about making relationships work … at work. She’s the president of RewardStyle -- the company she founded with her then-boyfriend, now-husband Baxter. Amber started out as a personal shopper. But she realized that people were buying the products she recommended on her blog on their own … and cutting her out of a commission. So in 2011, Amber and Baxter started RewardStyle. It connects brands and influencers so both sides...

Duration:00:29:27

“Dammit, drag another seat up.” -Rebecca Minkoff, co-founder and creative director of Rebecca Minkoff LLC, on how to advocate for other women at work. - Episode 043

2/5/2019
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New York Fashion Week kicks off this week. So we sat down with Rebecca Minkoff -- the co-founder and creative director of, you guessed it, Rebecca Minkoff, LLC. That’s the fashion brand she started in 2005 with her brother. Since then, their company has been a leader in shaping the future of fashion: Rebecca Minkoff was one of the first fashion brands to engage with their customers through social media and influencers. But she hasn’t stopped there. In 2018, Rebecca launched the Female...

Duration:00:37:55

“The feedback is how I built my business” --Arielle Charnas, founder of Something Navy, on her approach to criticism. - Episode 042

1/29/2019
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Arielle Charnas is the super influencer behind the style blog-turned-brand Something Navy. Arielle started the blog in 2009, when she was just 22 years old. And since then, she’s gained a following of more than a million people. Last year, she launched her brand with Nordstrom… which was so popular that it crashed the site. Now, she’s rolling out more and more collections with the retailer. On the couch, she talks to us about being her own boss, choosing the right opportunities, and building...

Duration:00:31:20

“Find a ‘why’” -- Jillian Michaels, author and fitness expert, on how to stay focused on your goals. - Episode 041

1/22/2019
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New Year...new Skimm’d from the Couch. We’re starting off the year with the queen of motivation, Jillian Michaels. You might remember Jillian from her role as a trainer on the hit NBC show, “The Biggest Loser,” or from her fitness DVDs. But you might not know that she also built a wellness empire, including an exercise streaming platform, and her award-winning fitness app. Jillian’s also a best-selling author, with a brand-new book out: “The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless...

Duration:00:33:41

“You’re good. I promise. Go to sleep.” --Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest, on her go-to advice for startup founders. - Episode 040

12/18/2018
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When Alexa von Tobel graduated college, she still had a lot of q’s about how to manage her cash. So she did what anyone would: wrote a 75-page business plan. And took it to Harvard Business School. Casual. But within a semester, she decided to drop out and start her business for real. Enter: LearnVest, the company that makes financial resources more accessible for everyone. In 2015, LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual. And now, Alexa has responsibilities at both companies. On the...

Duration:00:36:25

“This isn’t baseball; I’m gonna cry” -- Samantha Barry, editor-in-chief of Glamour, on why she decided it’s ok to cry at work. - Episode 039

12/11/2018
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Samantha Barry grew up in Ireland. And she always knew news was the path for her. Sam started out her career as a researcher, and then became an international reporter. Her reporting took her around the world, where she started to see the power of social media. She took that realization and went on to help major news organizations build out their social media presences. We’re talking huge names like BBC and CNN. Now, she’s the editor in chief of Glamour. Anna Wintour has called her Glamour’s...

Duration:00:34:55

"Look for a void" -- Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, on how to start a successful business. - Episode 038

12/4/2018
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Our guest this week is the one and only Martha Stewart. Growing up, she had a knack for all things lifestyle: cooking, gardening and sewing. But after college, she decided to follow a different path. To Wall Street. Martha eventually took the business skills she learned there...and used them to build an empire of her own. There have been bumps along the way. But now, she’s the Chief Creative Officer of Sequential Brands Group, where she oversees everything from the Martha Stewart Living...

Duration:00:33:19

“Tell me one thing I don’t want to hear.” -- Beth Comstock, first female Vice Chair of GE, on how she asks her team for real feedback. - Episode 037

11/27/2018
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Beth Comstock is the first female vice chair of GE. But before that, she built a career in communications at companies like CBS, CNN, and NBCUniversal. At NBC, Beth helped launch one of your favorite binge-ing sites: Hulu. And she kept working her way up the ranks. All the way to becoming the first female Vice Chair of GE. Most recently -- Beth wrote a book about courage, creativity, and making change. It’s called “Imagine it Forward.” On the couch, she talks to us about what a vice chair...

Duration:00:32:12

“I’m struggling with this specific question. What is your take?” -Lauren Bush Lauren, CEO and Co-founder of FEED Projects, on how to ask your network for help. - Episode 036

11/20/2018
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Lauren Bush Lauren has diplomacy in her blood. Former President George HW Bush is her grandfather, and President George W Bush is her uncle. But Lauren has built a legacy all her own. She’s the CEO and co-founder of FEED Projects, the company that sells products like bags and accessories...and uses the sales to help distribute food all around the world. Lauren came up with the idea in college while working with the UN. Flash forward a few years, and FEED has donated more than 100 million...

Duration:00:32:23

“Can you take less?” --Barbara Corcoran, “Shark Tank” investor and Co-founder of Forefront Venture Partners, on the first question she asks during salary negotiations. - Episode 035

11/13/2018
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We're baaaack. With vino. And Barbara Corcoran. You know Barbara as one of the sharks on “Shark Tank.” But the show is just one part of her story. After college, Barbara took a job as a teacher. She quit after a year and moved on to waitressing. A little while after that, she started her own real estate business...and turned it into a multi-million dollar empire. She sold it in the early 2000s. Since then, she’s been using her money to help other entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground...

Duration:00:33:31

“If you act like you belong in the room, people think you do” -- Jennifer Palmieri, Former White House Communications Director, on how she acted confident in the Oval Office. - Episode 034

10/30/2018
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Midterm elections are in T minus 6 days. Politicians are trying to convince you to hire them. And behind every politician...is a communications director helping them get the word out. So we brought in two of them to talk to us about how they do their jobs -- and how they made it to the top of the political game. Episode 2: Jennifer Palmieri. Jennifer has a long history in politics, starting when she interned for then-Senator Leon Panetta (D-CA) in college (Panetta was later President Bill...

Duration:00:30:24

“Stay in your lane” -- AshLee Strong, National Press Secretary for House Speaker Paul Ryan, on the worst advice she’s ever received. - Episode 033

10/30/2018
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Midterm elections are in T minus 6 days. Politicians are trying to convince you to hire them. And behind every politician...is a communications director helping them get the word out. So we brought in two of them to talk to us about how they do their jobs -- and how they made it to the top of the political game. Episode 1: AshLee Strong. AshLee has worked in communications roles all over Washington, from the House of Representatives, to the Senate, to the White House. She was even the senior...

Duration:00:31:57

“I didn’t know who Shawn Mendes was. Big mistake.” -- Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of Girl Scouts, on what she’s learned from current Girl Scouts. - Episode 032

10/23/2018
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When Sylvia Acevedo was 7 years old, she was a Girl Scout. One night, her troop leader caught her looking up at the stars...and encouraged her to pursue that interest. Sylvia took that advice. And became a rocket scientist at NASA right out of college. Eventually, she switched tracks and went down the business-leadership path. She’s been a leader at companies like Dell, Apple, and IBM, and she even worked for the White House. But since 2016, Sylvia has been the CEO of Girl Scouts, where...

Duration:00:26:33

“Say yes to everything,” --Katie Couric, Founder of Katie Couric Media, on how to stand out at your first job.

10/18/2018
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Katie Couric is one of the most recognized faces in journalism today. You’re probably one of the millions of people who have tuned in to one of Katie’s shows over the years, whether that was “Getting There” with us at theSkimm, the TODAY Show, or the CBS Evening News. Which -- by the way -- made her the first solo female anchor of a major nightly news broadcast. But that’s not where her story starts: Katie started out by interning at local news stations in high school. And after college, she...

Duration:00:35:49

“Be prepared to thicken your skin” -- Tory Burch, founder of Tory Burch LLC, on her best advice for starting a business. - Episode 031

10/16/2018
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Tory Burch is the founder, chairman, and CEO of … Tory Burch. You know her as the woman (and the name) behind so many of your favorite clothes. But way before she created those iconic Reva flats, she built a career in fashion PR, working for designers like Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang. Tory eventually made the switch from PR… to designing her own clothes, and running her own business. That was 2004. These days, her clothes are sold in more than 250 Tory Burch stores and over 3,000 department...

Duration:00:30:19