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Welcome to Second Life, a podcast that highlights successful women who have made big career changes – and have fearlessly mastered the crux of the matter. Moderated by Hillary Kerr, Co-Founder and Chief Content Officer At Who What Wear, every episode gives you a direct line to women who are changing the game in their field. Subscribe to something Second Life on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and stay tuned.
In 2010 Lilly Singh received an ultimatum: in order to forego graduate school, she had to prove that her passion for creating videos on YouTube could be turned into a career. And that's exactly what she did. Today, Singh is one of the leading content creators on YouTube. Her channel has 15 million subscribers with notable guest collaborators such as Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, and Michelle Obama. Singh's list of awards doesn't stop there, however. Singh is a NYT bestselling author for her book, How to be a Cause: A Guide to Conquering Lifeshe was called one of Times The most influential people on the internet and made Fast Company List of the most creative people and she started a production company Unicorn islandwhich aims to bring heightened storytelling to life, what an emphasis on underrepresented voices. In 2019, Singh added another facet to her creative career: host and executive producer on her late night talk show on NBC, A little late with Lilly Singh. As the only female presenter currently on late-night television, Singh pushes the boundaries in her second season (which aired this January) by inspiring guests, comedically relieving, and genuinely being herself.
While Singh is a natural internet phenomenon and visionary, her internet career has not always been her first path. After graduating, Singh wanted to pursue a career in psychology before convincing her parents that she could start a burgeoning business on YouTube. There is no denying that Singh is a modern day creative who successfully expresses himself on multiple platforms and learns every step of the way.
Go to Apple Podcasts, Spotifyor anywhere else you'd like to subscribe to Second Life and to hear how Singh was able to manifest a multifaceted creative career that evolved and inspired along the way.