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9 to 5ish with theSkimm

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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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We’re obsessed with Tate’s Bake Shop cookies at Skimm HQ. So we were thrilled to speak to its founder, Kathleen King, on this week’s episode. Tune in to hear how she built her cookie empire, and why the road to her success wasn’t always so sweet.

In this special live episode, King tell us about what she learned from her family’s farm (2:18), how to build an effective team (31:55), and shares how her success was born from failure (14:30).

This episode was recorded at theSkimm’s Celebrate Smarter pop-up in New York City. Shop in-store or online.

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Lori Gottlieb knows what it’s like to make a risky career move. Or four. Before becoming a bestselling author and therapist, Lori was a TV exec, then a medical student... and then a journalist. This week, Lori told us how she successfully navigated those transitions in her life. And how she helps her patients navigate those types of changes now.

In this episode, Lori shares how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable (12:40), why we need to humanize each other in the office (23:25), and how to know when you should stop seeing a therapist (19:15).

Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on PUR Home, a company making green cleaning supplies for your home. Want to be featured? Submit yourself or a friend here.

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What happens when we actually listen to our gut? Bestselling author and activist Glennon Doyle is no stranger to having deeply honest conversations with herself. And she sat down with Danielle this week to talk about her newest memoir, Untamed. She told us what happened when she freed herself of expectations others had for her. And how her life changed when she listened to her own inner voice.

Plus, hear from surprise guests including Glennon’s sister, Amanda, and her wife (and Olympian) Abby Wambach.

In this episode, Glennon shares what she learned about honesty from recovery circles (6:36), why companies should encourage “untamed” meetings (18:16), and what happens when we stop trying to please everyone (33:04).

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Growing up in Islamabad, Shiza Shahid became interested in activism. And that interest propelled her to start the global nonprofit, the Malala Fund. Eight years (and Malala's Nobel Peace Prize) later, Shiza continues to make an impact through her angel fund and her line of sustainable cookware, Our Place.

In this episode, Shiza shares why she created a secret summer camp for girls in Pakistan (11:17), her reaction when Malala won the Nobel Peace Prize (16:44), and her advice for employees looking to create change in the workplace (28:42).

SFTC listeners get 20% off fromourplace.com products with the discount code 'Skimm'.

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Tina Tchen is challenging companies to build better workplaces. As the CEO of Time’s Up, she’s focused on equality in the office. As a lawyer by trade, Tina has also been a political aide as chief of staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama, and the executive director for the White House Council on Women and Girls. She sat down with us this week to talk about how she creates impact at scale- and what it’s like to manage up when your boss is the First Lady.

In this episode, Tina shares how she grew her confidence in a corporate setting (10:08), what it was like to be a single parent working in the White House (23:42), and her strategies for creating meaningful impact (28:30).

Stay tuned at the end for a spotlight on arfa, a new consumer goods company that develops personal care brands based on close relationships with people who use them. And the customers aren’t just consumers - but actual stakeholders in the brands.

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