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.
Abby Wambach: “If you're not a good leader on the bench, you cannot call yourself a good leader on the field.”
BONUS EPISODE with Betsey Johnson, fashion designer: “I’ve played my life very instinctively.”
Judy Smith, crisis management expert and founder of Smith & Company: "I [was] sitting in the Oval, just kickin' it with the president..."
Tina Tchen, CEO of Time’s Up: "Building better workplaces for our employees [is]...essential to build resilient workforces and workplaces for the future."
BONUS EPISODE with Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid and host of "Friends Who Talk About Money": "You will probably make more money if you talk about it."
Teresa Carlson, VP, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services: “Write your own job description.”
Norah O’Donnell, anchor of the 'CBS Evening News': "Preparation builds confidence and confidence builds success."
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.’”
Julie Greenwald, chairman & COO, Atlantic Records: “You have to outwork everybody else.”
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.”
Padma Lakshmi: “We're not taught to advocate for ourselves at the expense of maybe ruffling some feathers.”
Ariane Goldman, founder and CEO of HATCH: “Fear and ambition together is incredibly powerful.”
Jennifer Justice, entertainment exec and founder, The Justice Department: “I started seeing that when I advocated for people, it was different than other people doing it.”
BONUS EPISODE with Kaylin Marcotte, founder and CEO of JIGGY
Laura Prepon, actress and director: “People are going to tell you no. That cannot deter you.”
Adriana Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros: "I think when you have a crisis... it is kind of a unique opportunity to really think about what matters to the core of [a] business and rethink it.”
Ratana Stephens, CEO of Nature’s Path: “When it comes to business and people, I'm a lioness.”
Meg Whitman, CEO of Quibi: “Leadership in crisis is about getting down into the trenches.”