Founders of theSkimm headline women's leadership conference

Founders of theSkimm headline women's leadership conference

(From left) Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin
(From left) Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin

Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, founders of media company theSkimm, will deliver the keynote address during the Nebraska Women's Leadership Network fall conference at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Kimball Recital Hall.

For the first time, non-members of the network can attend the keynote session. Registration is here. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

Weisberg and Zakin combined their expertise as NBC news producers to create theSkimm, a website and e-newsletter aimed at women that provide news in quick, witty bites.

The fall conference is Oct. 5-6, with a theme of "Storytelling and Leaving Your Mark on the World." The registration deadline for the conference is Oct. 1. To register, click here.

The Nebraska Women's Leadership Network, a program of the Nebraska Alumni Association, offers University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnae and female students opportunities for professional growth, leadership development and mentoring. The network was launched in 1999 to promote the growth and education of women and to create a nationwide network of female leaders with ties to the university. To apply for membership, click here.