theSkimm, a female-founded, mission-driven company dedicated to helping a generation of women live their smartest lives, offers SkimmU, a free virtual course series tackling crucial life lessons. The first SkimmU series is designed to help women take control of their finances amid the recession, which is disproportionately impacting women amid the pandemic.
By enrolling in SkimmU, attendees gain the opportunity to join sessions led by industry pros and theSkimm’s finance editor, participate in Q&As, access networking opportunities, and learn via coursework. The series breaks down complex finance topics and give attendees the information they need to meet their next money goal — whether that’s tackling the way they think about money, starting a side hustle, budgeting or navigating investing.
“Millennial women are now facing their second ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ financial crisis. And the impact is even more profound for women of color,” stated theSkimm’s co-founders and co-CEOs Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. “Pre-pandemic, women made up the majority of the workforce. They were making strides in pay disparity, working their way up to leadership positions, and getting elected to office. But COVID and the ensuing shecession has impacted a lot of their hard-earned progress and impacted their bank accounts. Our goal with SkimmU is to provide all women with actionable information they can use to take control of their money.”