• 9 to 5ish with theSkimm

  • By: theSkimm
  • Podcast
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  • The work advice you need, from women who’ve been there. Every week, join the co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, as they help you get what you want out of your career by talking to the smartest leaders they know.
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  • Jul 27 2022
    Kerry Washington blessed our TV screens on movies + shows like Django Unchained, Little Fires Everywhere, and Scandal. But before she popped off as Olivia Pope, Kerry says she was choosy about roles offered to her. Even if saying “no” meant having less financial freedom. In this episode, Kerry shares: How J-Lo subbed for her dance teacher in the Bronx (shout out @ Jenny from the block) Why she’ll never compromise on roles that perpetuate stereotypes about Black women + women of color  How side hustles gave her creative freedom – and the ability to say no to roles Her process of becoming her characters and why she nerds out about it  A quick Skimm of Prophecy, her upcoming narrative fiction drama podcast PS: 9 to 5ish is going on vacation for the next few weeks. We’ll be back in your feed with new episodes with some amazing women in September. Until then, keep up with Carly and Danielle @carlyanddanielle on Instagram.  
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    32 mins
  • Jul 25 2022
    As a kid growing up in Islamabad, Shiza Shahid volunteered in grassroots initiatives to help Pakistani women get an education. And that early interest in service pushed her to always advocate for important issues through her career. From the founding Malala Fund to her current biz, Our Place, Shiza says: a lot of good can be achieved through a combo of non-profit advocacy work and for-profit businesses.  In this episode, Shiza shares: Why she took on a variety of jobs and how that choice shaped her life How you can always find ways to create positive change – no matter how old you are Why ditching the idea of “perfection” is key to creating quality products The importance of understanding a brand’s history as a way to make better choices as a consumer PS: use THESKIMM15 to score 15% off Our Place kitchenware.
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    22 mins
  • Jul 20 2022
    Hoda Kotb is a pro at a lot of things. And speaking with other incredible women is at the top of that list. In this special episode, Hoda flips the script and interviews our co-founders and co-CEOs, Danielle Weisberg & Carly Zakin, about the past ten years of theSkimm. This week, they discuss how they — as leaders — have evolved in the last decade, why being told no was important to their growth, and how theSkimm will continue to meet women where they are in the years to come.   PS: Keep up with Carly and Danielle between episodes. Follow @carlyanddanielle on Instagram.  
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    44 mins

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