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Wednesday, May 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fireside Chat with Founders of TheSkimm

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Who Are theSkimms?
Two friends in our 20s, who hail from New York and Chicago.

Our startup romance is one for the books -- we met on a rainy day in Rome while we were both studying abroad in college. We bonded over a mutual love of fried artichokes. What we didn't know as we struggled to order in Italian, was that we'd reconnect years later working in our own country's capital. By that point, we had become professional storytellers, as producers for NBC News -- working in breaking news, political news, and documentaries. We clicked as colleagues, as friends, and as roommates, and it didn't take long for theSkimm to take off from our living room couch.

News is not only our career, it's our passion. Because of this, we have always been the go-to source for friends seeking the scoop on current events or breaking news. We soon realized three things: Reading the news is time consuming; Wanting to read the news is a hobby; lastly, not everyone has the time or interest.theSkimm solves all that and makes it easier to be smarter.

In our spare time (which is rare) we can be found spooking each other with "Law & Order: SVU" marathons and trying to scheme our way into a free Equinox membership.For two girls who grew up more "Morning Glory" than "The Social Network," it took a lot of guts, and white wine, for us to make theSkimm a reality.Thank you for being a part of theSkimm Life. Get ready, we’re changing things.

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Danielle Weisberg

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, theSkimm
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg are the Co-founders and CoCEOs of theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter. theSkimm was started by two friends in their 20s, who hail from New York and Chicago. Carly and Danielle originally met on a study abroad program in college, and reconnected years later while working for NBC News. They clicked as colleagues, as friends, and as roommates, and it didn't take long for theSkimm to take off... Read More →
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Carly Zakin

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, theSkimm
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg are the Co-founders and CoCEOs of theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter. theSkimm was started by two friends in their 20s, who hail from New York and Chicago. Carly and Danielle originally met on a study abroad program in college, and reconnected years later while working for NBC News. They clicked as colleagues, as friends, and as roommates, and it didn't take long for theSkimm to take off... Read More →