6 Female Millennials Who Ditched Their Corporate Jobs for Side Hustles — and Were Successful

We hear stories all the time about entrepreneurs who leave their 9 to 5 jobs in favor of bringing their side hustles to life. But, what about those working in cushy corporate positions? If the salary and benefits are incredible, wouldn’t one assume it’s better to play it safe in corporate than take a risk on entrepreneurship?

The answer, of course, is that it’s always easy to choose the straight and narrow route. However, it’s just not the same if you know that you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to change the world or make life a little easier through your services and offerings.

Inevitably, you will leave corporate consistency in favor of the fulfillment found in being your own boss. From beauty to social media, here’s a look at six female millennials who declined the corporate environment in favor of finding meaning (and success) in starting their own side hustles.

Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, Co-Founders, theSkimm

Launched in 2012, the morning e-newsletter that “skims” world news for professionals on the go now has more than 7 million readers. You might even be one of them!

Like most rags to riches entrepreneurship tales, theSkimm came from humble beginnings. Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg both formerly worked media jobs at NBC, but left to start a company together.

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