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S2/ E22: Zibby Owens, CEO of Zibby Media and Author of “Book Ends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature”

May 17, 2023

Ashley welcomes Zibby Owens onto this weeks Bizzimumzi podcast.

Zibby Owens is an author, publisher, award-winning podcaster, CEO, bookstore owner, and mom of four. Creator and host of the award-winning, daily podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, Zibby is also the founder and CEO of Zibby Media, dubbed “the Zibby-verse” by the L.A. Times. It includes a publishing house, magazine, podcast network, retreats, classes, Zibby’s Book Club, and Zibby’s Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Santa Monica, CA. A regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and other outlets, she loves recommending books as “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” (Vulture). A writer herself, Zibby has published a memoir, Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature, a children’s book Princess Charming, two anthologies, and a zillion essays. Her debut novel Blank comes out in March 2024. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, Zibby currently lives in New York with her husband, Kyle Owens of Morning Moon Productions, and four children ages 8 to 15. She spends too much time on planes going to and from L.A; she is currently a Diamond Medallion member on Delta. Follow her on Instagram @zibbyowens where she tells it like it is.

On this Bizzimumzi episode:

  • Finding community as a first time Mom.
  • Raising kids in NYC.
  • The motivation and determination to create her award winning podcast; Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
  • Creating Zibby Media and managing her household
  • Sharing her love of writing and the inspiration behind it
  • Finding confidence in writing
  • How her company inspires more Moms to create

The Bizzimumzi Podcast is brought to you by coffee-infused host Ashley Verma. This show is created to share all the ups, downs and all arounds of the wild world of parenting. Each week Ashley will be joined by a fellow inspiring, thriving and surviving Bizzimumzi – who will share their own journey. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to take a deep breath as we try to navigate the wild world of parenting; think of this podcast as the safe space where we are not too hard on ourselves, we share our humility and relish in overcoming the inevitable failures that simply happen. This is a podcast for those who are unapologetically At Its Best, even when ‘At its Best’ means the dishes aren’t done, there is crayon on the walls and your hair hasn’t been washed in forever. We Are Bizzimumzi. We love hearing from you! Get in touch with any topic suggestions, questions and feedback at:

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