Skimm'd from The Couch

Skimm'd from The Couch
“You’re good. I promise. Go to sleep.” --Alexa von Tobel, Founder and CEO of LearnVest,...
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“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
“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
"Look for a void" -- Martha Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, on how to start a successful business. - Episode 038
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Stay in your lane” -- AshLee Strong, National Press Secretary for House Speaker Paul Ryan, on the worst advice she’s ever received. - Episode 033
“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
“Say yes to everything,” --Katie Couric, Founder of Katie Couric Media, on how to stand out at your first job.
“Be prepared to thicken your skin” -- Tory Burch, founder of Tory Burch LLC, on her best advice for starting a business. - Episode 031
“I thought that meant I couldn’t act” -- actor Taraji P Henson, on getting rejected for the first time. - Episode 030
“Start with the end in mind” -- Nancy Brinker, founder of the Susan G Komen Foundation, on her best advice for making change. - Episode 029
“I dare you to work longer, and harder, and faster than me.” -- Christina Tosi, Founder and CEO of Milk Bar, on her philosophy at work. - Episode 028
“Don’t say yes or no in the room” -- Susan Lyne, President and Founder of BBG Ventures, on the first rule of negotiating your salary. - Episode 027
“I’ve had my team put in jail” -- Kat Cole, President and COO of FOCUS Brands, on the worst thing that ever happened when she was opening a Hooters franchise. - Episode 026
“It’s like cramming for an exam” -- Margaret Brennan, moderator of “Face the Nation”, on what it’s like to cover the news in Washington. - Episode 025
“Game of Thrones” -- Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, on what she cut out of her life to get 8 hours of sleep - Episode 024
“I’m incredibly immature” -- Michele Promaulayko, Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan, on how she stays connected to a younger audience - Episode 023
Founder Chat: Getting dad-vice
“Chief Weed Officer” -- Melanie Whelan, CEO of SoulCycle, on her bad habits. Not the kind you’re thinking, promise.
“Mini bottles of wine in hotel coffee cups” - Katrina Lake, co-founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, on how she prepped herself to break bad news to her management team during the IPO process. - Episode 021
“Cool, curious, and connected” Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of Weight Watchers, on her three C’s for hiring.
“All I wanted was comfortable clothes to sweat in” -- Tyler Haney, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Voices - Episode 019
"I've always known that I would love to start my own company at some point" -- Shan-Lyn Ma, founder and CEO of Zola - Episode 018
“No one is as invested in the business as you” -- Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO of Parachute - Episode 017
Linnea Roberts: Founder and CEO of Gingerbread Capital - Episode 016
Founder Chat: Learning How To Manage
Gregg Renfrew: Founder and CEO of Beautycounter - Episode 015
Founder Chat: Cash Money 101
Hope Taitz: CEO and Managing Partner of ELY Capital - Episode 014
Founder Chat: You v. You
Christie Hefner: Former CEO and Chairman of Playboy Enterprises - Episode 013
Founder Chat: Using Your Superpower
Melissa Ben-Ishay: Founder and Chief Product Officer of Baked by Melissa - Episode 012
Founder Chat: Working with Women
Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Libby Leist: NBC's Today Show - Episode 011
Founder Chat: Crying at Work
Joanna Coles: Chief Content Officer of Hearst Magazines - Episode 010
Founder Chat: Making a Career Change
Payal Kadakia: Founder and Executive Chairman of ClassPass - Episode 009
Founder Chat: Turning Your Side Hustle into a Business
Sara Blakely: Founder and CEO of Spanx - Episode 008
Jenny Fleiss: Co-Founder of Rent the Runway, Co-Founder/CEO of Code Eight - Episode 007
Nancy Dubuc: CEO of Vice Media, Former President and CEO of A+E Networks - Episode 006
Leandra Medine: Founder of Man Repeller - Episode 005
Sallie Krawcheck: Co-Founder and CEO of Ellevest - Episode 004
Reshma Saujani: Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code - Episode 003
Tina Brown: Editor, Author, and Founder/CEO of Tina Brown Live Media - Episode 002
Whitney Wolfe Herd: Founder and CEO of Bumble - Episode 001
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About The Show

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.

Hosted By

Carly Zakin
Carly Zakin
Danielle Weisberg
Danielle Weisberg

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