Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg
• theSkimm's book, How to Skimm Your Life, became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.
•The two former news producers launched theSkimm from their couch and have built a brand that continues to be a trusted source to their more than 7 million daily
•Carly and Danielle have been featured on Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, Vanity Fair's The Next Establishment, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, Adweek's Young Influentials, TIME’s Most Influential People, Marie Claire’s New Guard and were named one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs by the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit.
•Since the last presidential election the company's civic engagement campaign – No Excuses – activated theSkimm’s audience to get involved in the political process by getting over 300,000 people registered to vote.
•Both Carly and Danielle will share their experience and advice on “The Entrepreneurial Journey”, “Connecting with Your Consumers” and their trademark “How to Skimm Your Life.”
The pair has been featured on a number of prominent lists including Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, Vanity Fair's The Next Establishment, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, Variety’s Power of Women, and Adweek's Young Influentials, and has also been recognized by Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovator Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs.
Prior to founding theSkimm, Carly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 before stints at CNBC and MSNBC, and NBC’s Peacock Productions. Carly is a Henry Crown Fellow with the Aspen Institute.
Danielle graduated from Tufts University in 2008 before starting her career in broadcast and digital media at NBC News DC Bureau, Nightly News, Today, and MSNBC.
The Entrepreneurial Journey
When Carly and Danielle launched theSkimm, they quit their jobs and agreed to go all-in with no safety net or backup plan. Their newsletter now reaches over 7 million daily subscribers, with 100+ employees powering the mission-driven media company. But their path wasn’t always easy. From taking risks to tackling the challenges of scaling a business, Carly and Danielle share the lessons they’ve learned that were critical to their success.
The Great Return: Leading Your Company Back to Work
People throughout the world are returning to the office after a period of drastic global and personal change. theSkimm’s Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin provide a framework for leaders to reimagine this “Great Return” back to the workplace. Audiences will explore new ways to empower their employees, support women with the right resources, and re-shape the future of work with inclusive policies to make the best return possible.
Helping Women Navigate the "She-cession"
Before the pandemic, women already earned less and had more debt than men. Then 2020 happened. So did the “she-cession,” the economic downturn that resulted in significant job and income loss for women.
Pre-pandemic, women made up the majority of the workforce, were making strides in pay disparity, working their way up to leadership positions, and getting elected to office. But COVID and the ensuing “she-cession” has impacted a lot of their hard-earned progress as well as their bank accounts. That’s why now is the time for women to find allies and advocate for themselves with their money, in their careers and at home. theSkimm’s Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin share tips on how working women can build financial confidence, combat setbacks, and own their careers.
How to Skimm Your Life
It might seem like everyone you know took secret classes on budgeting, owning their career, and choosing the right wine—and you were sick that day. Enter: How to Skimm Your Life.
With theSkimm’s trademark mix of real talk, humor, and inspirational messaging, Carly and Danielle give audiences the information they need to make informed and empowered decisions in their lives.
Covering everything from personal finance, to career, to stress management, global politics, and more, Carly and Danielle break down these life hacks for anyone who’s starting out in the real world, looking to make a change, or just wants a reset.