Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America: "I ... was just searching for something that would make a meaningful difference."
Wendy Kopp founded Teach For America in 1989, which leveraged recent college grads against educational inequity in the US. Applying that same approach globally, she co-founded Teach For All in 2007. Wendy has been recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People & was awarded the presidential citizens medal for her work. On the couch, Wendy talks about how to sustain passion in a career that has spanned 30 years (12:40 ) and why inexperience can actually be a strength (23:53).This episode of Skimm’d From the Couch is sponsored by AC Hotels by Marriott.
Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away: "When you learn how to navigate a cofounder relationship, you become better at every relationship."
Bobbi Brown: "Just because you only do one thing well doesn't mean you can't do something else."
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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.