Carly Zakin & Danielle Weisberg

Co-founders and CEOs, theSkimm

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 have built a brand that continues to be a trusted source for more than seven million people. theSkimm’s flagship product, the Daily Skimm, is the fastest growing newsletter on the market and the company’s product suite has grown to include theSkimm app, video, and top-rated podcasts. theSkimm’s first book, How to Skimm Your Life, was released in June 2019 and 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; and have received numerous accolades including the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs. They still prefer to work from a couch.

M.A.D. Love

The Boston Globe's Meredith Goldstein will be moderating the M.A.D. Love segment, in which three Mother-And-Daughter pairs will share the stage to talk about life, love, challenges and how they have learned to see the world from each other’s perspective.


M’Girl’s percussive based hand drum songs blend harmonies into a contemporary gospel style, reflecting both their cultural practice and their personal story of home. Led by Renae Morriseau, their music reflects their personal journeys and cultural world views held respectfully by each M’Girl living within the urban environment of the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. M'Girl will be performing along with Sheila Maracle, the Toronto-based composer and singer for their song Eyes Wide Open.

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