This quote by theSkimm cofounders, Danielle & Carly, is featured in the "Confident & Humble" chapter of Quotabelle's book Grit & Grace. In fact, being "confident and humble" is one of their cardinal company rules. As twenty-something news producers turned learn-on-the-job entrepreneurs, Danielle & Carly have pioneered a refreshingly open and vulnerable style of co-leadership that includes being transparent about investments, sharing their (hard) lessons learned and even blogging their "top meltdowns." (Think: being rejected by the umpteenth VC; being told by a designer that they would only lend out clothes in a size 0 or 2; etc.)
These two former roomies & news producers quit their day jobs to launch a startup that has re-engaged millenials in the daily news cycle. Their addictive morning email blasts have drawn millions of subscribers along with many a high-profile admirer, like Katie Couric & Oprah. Today, theSkimm has graduated into a content empire & full-fledged lifestyle brand backed by VC funding while Danielle & Carly continue to innovate when it comes to apps, affiliates and campaigns for giving back.