10K80 by Julia Ismail February 9, 2018
Podcasts are a great way to get your information, because all they require is a pair of ears and an eagerness to learn.
If you’re familiar with theSkimm, you know that everyday at 6 AM your email makes it much smoother to get through your morning.
theSkimm sends out a new round of entertainment, news, and important issues happening around the world in the form of a single engaging newsletter, written with enough humor to tackle that morning gloom.
Now, the founders and CEOs of the company, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, have launched a new weekly podcast: Skimm’d From The Couch.
Here, the topics will focus on female entrepreneurs and their climb to success. Talking to Glamour about what’s to come, they describe the new series in more detail.
“You can expect real stories from women who are leaders in their fields. Not just the flashy, success headlines we’ve all heard about. We get into the reality of starting a business, learning how to embrace failure, and recognizing when to take the advice of those around you and when to trust your gut. The stories and advice are relatable, funny, and honest.”
Zakin and Weisberg gave us an idea of the stories and topics featured, like a few powerful female CEOs who have faced failure before finally finding success.
“Sallie Krawcheck [CEO and cofounder of Ellevest] talked to us about how she picked herself up after getting fired. Twice,” Payal Kadakia [founder of ClassPass] talked to us about changing up her business model after realizing it just wasn’t working. Whitney Wolfe talked to us about the fallout after she left Tinder. Reshma Saujani talked to us about her failed congressional run. Multiple guests share with us their struggles with fertility and family. Every Wednesday we’re sharing stories and advice from these resilient women with our audience.”
This will certainly develop a new community of women leaders who are ready to take on 2018, so I’m very excited for this chapter in theSkimm’s development.
Zakin and Weisberg have been wildly successful with a venture that they were rejected from originally, so if I’m taking business advice from anyone, it’s going to be them.