Learn How To Skimm Your Life with theSkimm Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg at #BlogHer19 Creators Summit
by Amanda Lederman
In the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Those @theSkimm girls are on to something.”
Learn how theSkimm Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg built their business, what it takes to “Skimm” your life, and how to stand out in the highly competitive millennial marketplace.
You know that teal and white newsletter everyone on the subway is scrolling through on their morning commute? Yeah, THAT Skimm!
theSkimm is a membership company that makes it easier for millennial women to live smarter. theSkimm’s flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is a newsletter that breaks down the most important news you need to know to start your day. Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg created Project TBD, a beginning concept which developed into theSkimm, while sitting on their couch as roommates in NYC. They left their jobs at NBC, pulled together their funds, and started their dream company.
In 2016, theSkimm launched its “No Excuses” platform and registered over 110,000 people to vote. In 2018, the brand activated more than 200,000 Skimm’rs to get to the polls on Election Day. Oh, and this year they released their first book, How to Skimm Your Life, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Dreams do come true.
Today, theSkimm reaches more than seven million people. With a must-read newsletter, guides for deeper context behind stories shaping the world, two top-rated podcasts, an app, video, and a brand new book with tips for navigating the trickiest parts of adulthood, theSkimm meets you where you are.
Join the #SkimmLife at #BlogHer19 Creators Summit for our morning keynote on September 19th. Learn how Carly and Danielle built their business, what it takes to “Skimm” your life, and what it takes to stand out in the highly competitive millennial marketplace.
Meet Danielle and Carly!
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg are Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of theSkimm, a membership company that makes it easier for millennial women to live smarter. The former news producers launched theSkimm from their couch in 2012 and together, have built a brand that continues to be a trusted source for more than 7 million people. theSkimm’s flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is the fastest growing newsletter on the market and the company’s product suite has since grown to include theSkimm app, video, and top-rated podcasts. In June, theSkimm released its first book, How to Skimm Your Life, which debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Carly and Danielle have 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. They still prefer to work from a couch.