Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Women make progress in business schools, Denise Morrison tweaks an iconic recipe, and Twitter’s board may soon look less pale and male. Have a productive Tuesday.
• Getting on board with diversity. With three directors expected to depart within the next year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is aiming to create a more diverse board. Until the company added Iran-born Omid Kordestani as its chairman last month, the social media company’s board consisted of seven white men and one white woman.
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• Pharma feud. Mylan, the pharma company led by CEO Heather Bresch, launched a hostile tender offer for Perrigo, another industry player, in September. Now, Perrigo CFO Judy Brown has until Friday to convince shareholders not to accept the bid.
• Meet the 40%. A new report finds that women now account for at least 40% of MBA students at 13 top business schools.
• Campbell plays chicken. Campbell Soup is making a dangerous play: tinkering with the recipe for its iconic chicken noodle soup. CEO Denise Morrison hopes the change will boost sales by following a consumer trend toward fewer ingredients.
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• The customer is always right? A survey by the Restaurant Opportunities Center, which is campaigning to raise the minimum wage of tipped workers, finds that 80% of women in the food industry are sexually harassed by their customers. A contributing factor: Servers live off tips, which makes them more likely to tolerate unwanted customer advances.
• Japan makes moves. For the first time, a higher percentage of working-age women are employed in Japan than in the U.S. or Europe. However, the nation is a long way from a female workers’ paradise: Men still hold most of the country’s top jobs.
• Consulting controversy. Democratic National Committee leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she “consulted” four DNC chairs before deciding on the presidential debate schedule. However, three of the four are denying that any such consultations took place.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Jameela Pedicini is joining Perella Weinberg Partners as a director in its Agility Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (CIO) business. Previously, she led sustainable investing at Harvard Management Company.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Hedy was a techie. The latest Google Doodle honors what would have been the 101st birthday of Hollywood siren Hedy Lamarr. But Lamarr wasn’t just a pretty face: She also helped devise a radio frequency technology that enables secure wireless communications.
• Yahoo’s latest bid. Can McKinsey & Co. help save Yahoo and Marissa Mayer’s job? The consulting giant will advise the CEO and the board which businesses to focus on and which to jettison as Yahoo struggles through year three of Mayer’s turnaround effort.
• Preserving the past. Sarah H. Parcak, a “satellite archaeologist” and founding director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Laboratory for Global Observation, won the prestigious TED Prize for her work combating the looting of ancient sites.
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• Heart-sickening. Female cardiologists in the U.S. make an average of $110,000 less than their male counterparts—despite the fact that the both genders work long hours with little time off.
• Talking politics. Melinda Henneberger, editor in chief of Roll Call, talks about what it’s like to be a woman covering politics, what she thinks of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and why she spoke about her own rape 28 years after it happened.
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|In Tolkien, there are hardly any women at all, only two, but three if you count the spider, which I do.|
| -- writer Margaret Atwood, on the lack of women in sci-fi and fantasy literature she read as a young woman |