Good morning, Broadsheet readers. Two women are being tasked with finding the next Shrek, Sallie Krawcheck discusses what she is looking for in a presidential candidate and actor Russell Crowe shares a controversial take on why there are so few roles for older actresses in Hollywood. Read on to see what has taken the place of “car girls” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Have a great Tuesday.
• 7 to 9 points. Sallie Krawcheck, the chair of Ellevate Network, said on Bloomberg TV that if women were as economically engaged in the U.S. as men, national GDP would rise between 7 and 9 points. Without endorsing presumed Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton, Krawcheck said that she hopes the next president will focus on policies that will support women in the economy.
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Landing a dream job. As DreamWorks Animations chief creative officer Bill Damaschke steps down, veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria will become co-presidents of feature animation. The women will be tasked with finding blockbuster hits that replicate past successes like Shrek and Kung Fu Panda.
• Fighting for power. Two ultra-Orthodox political factions in Israel are campaigning to change party roles so women are permitted to run for office.“They are now saying: We are doing everything,” said an expert, referring to women. “We are the providers. We are raising the children. We are better educated. We should have a bigger say.”
• Men vs. women. While unemployed American men spend more time watching television, women without jobs in the U.S. spend more time taking care of others. Unemployed women are also more likely to devote a significant portion of their day to housework.
• Act your age? Actor Russell Crowe told an Australian magazine that older actresses are not getting many roles because they do not want to act their age on camera. “To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that (the roles have dried up) is the woman who at 40, 45, 48 still wants to play the ingénue and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old,” he said.
• Celebrity Apprentice meets The Cosby Show. Keshia Knight Pulliam, the actress who played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show, was dismissed from Celebrity Apprentice on Sunday after choosing not to contact Bill Cosby during a challenge that involved charity fundraising. Pulliam told Access Hollywood on Monday that she still knows the 77-year-old man accused of sexual assault only as the “great man” she worked with on the show.
• MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Carolyn Logan, the chief executive of Salix Pharmaceuticals, will retire at the end of January. Judith Hartmann, the former CFO at German publishing firm Bertelsmann, will become CFO at French multinational electric utility company GDF Suez.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Car girls for 2015. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung had women floating in a pool and wearing bizarre white dresses that lit up to help sell its new TVs.
• A beauty queen passes. Bess Myerson, who was Miss America in 1945 and later advised three presidents on various cabinets and committees, died at age 90. Myerson was the only Jewish contestant to compete at the time and when she walked down the runway, “the Jews in the audience broke into a cheer,” according to her daughter.
• Fired while pregnant. A woman is suing bakery Doughnut Plant in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming she was demoted twice while pregnant and then fired while she was on maternity leave.
• Every man for himself. Despite the notion that women and children are the first led to safety after a shipwreck, the data shows ships’ crew and captains have the highest rate of survival.
ON MY RADAR
|There will always be 24/7 positions with on-call, all-the-time employees and managers, including many CEO's, trial lawyers, merger-and-acquisition bankers, surgeons and the U.S. Secretary of State. But, that said, the list of positions that can be changed is considerable.|
|-- Harvard economist Claudia Goldin talks with the New York Times about the long list of jobs that could be accomplished with more flexible hours.|