Carly Zakin

Carly Zakin is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of theSkimm, a company that makes it easier to be smarter and has reinvented morning routines for millions. Carly received a BA in Political Science and Film, with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Pennsylvania, where she began interning for NBC News. Upon graduation in 2008, Carly began work for CNBC's primetime development division and went on to produce MSNBC news documentaries both in New York and DC. From breaking news and writing for the political unit, to personal finance and documentaries on the Kennedy family, and interviewing Tom Brokaw on the Berlin Wall, she made a career out of sharing stories. In 2012, Carly and her Co-founder Danielle Weisberg started theSkimm from their couch, and have since been honored in Forbes 30 under 30 in Media 2015, Adweek's Young Influentials 2015, and by Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovator Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs in 2014, among others. Carly resides in New York, bakes a mean soufflé, and secretly watches marathons of "Golden Girls" and "Frasier."