Gayle King, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, and more successful women share career advice on ‘9 to 5ish with theSkimm’

Business July 1, 2022
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Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg chat with smart leaders and share advice to help you reach your career goals. As co-founders and co-CEOs of theSkimm, Zakin and Weisberg draw from their vast experiences to share what they’ve learned on “9 to 5ish with theSkimm.”

Since 2018, “9 to 5ish with theSkimm” has released over 220 episodes that can be streamed in any order. Running less than 40 minutes on average, listeners can tune in for weekly and inspiring conversations with guests like Eva Longoria on defying expectations.

Listeners will hear from savvy women from all backgrounds, disciplines, and industries: there are episodes with 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki, Gayle King, Paris Hilton, psychotherapist and podcaster Esther Perel, skier Lindsey Vonn, writer Fran Lebowitz, Kara Swisher, actress Brooke Shields, actress/model Emily Ratajkowski, and so many more guests sharing their stories.

Maria Shriver joined a recent episode to share why she never felt pressured by family to jump into politics and instead pursued journalism. After becoming California’s first lady, NBC asked her to leave which she said was actually a blessing. In this episode, Shriver discussed how getting fired created new opportunities, how she built her career by starting at smaller stations, and her hand in Alzheimer’s work. She also unpacked her healthy food brand, Mosh.

Did you know that Land O’ Lakes’ CEO Beth Ford once detasseled corn for $2 an hour and cleaned toilets? Ford explained how working odd jobs enabled her to develop business sensibilities and people skills. She recommends asking for regular feedback when working any job and shared how this has helped her over the years. Ford shared why humility is one of the most fundamental traits to become a good leader.

In an episode, Spice Girls’ Victoria Beckham and product developer Sarah Creal talked about partnering for a sustainable luxury brand. They chatted about putting products first to build credibility, long-term business plans, and how to stand out in an over-crowded field.

We recommend this series for fans of “How I Built This with Guy Raz,” “WorkLife with Adam Grant,” and “The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast.

Tune in weekly for new episodes of “9 to 5ish with theSkimm” wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

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