Football gets feminine

By Kristen Bellstrom
January 21, 2016

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! A fashion favorite steps down, football gets just a little more feminine, and Eva Peron may be losing her place on the peso. Have a wonderful Thursday.


EVERYONE'S TALKING

• A graceful exit. Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, who The New York Times describes at “the yin to the editor Anna Wintour’s yang,” is stepping down. Coddington, who achieved fashion icon status after her star turn in The September Issue, will become the publication’s creative editor at large, contributing several times per year.   The New York Times


ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

• Football gets feminine. The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith, formerly an administrative assistant to head coach Rex Ryan, as a special teams quality control coach. This makes Smith the first full-time female assistant in NFL history (Arizona Cardinals’ training camp assistant Jen Welter’s position was temporary). Meanwhile, former Fox News anchor Jane Skinner Goodell, who is the wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, talks to USA Today about her role in the NFL Women’s Summit, which will be held Feb. 4-5 in downtown San Francisco. That gathering will include another familiar face: Fortune’s Pattie Sellers, who will be on a panel moderated by Jane.

• The Palin effect. Fortune‘s Tory Newmyer argues that Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump may have won him the news cycle, but won’t do much for when it comes to gaining votes. However, Time‘s Jay Newton-Small begs to differ, arguing that many election-watchers are underestimating Palin’s power.

• Schneider locks it down. Former Yahoo exec Hilary Schneider talks to Fortune about her promotion to CEO of identity theft protection company LifeLock. Her advice for other women gunning for the top job: “It’s about having the swagger—even when you may not feel it.” Fortune

• Don’t cry for her? New Argentinian President Mauricio Macri, who already has lifted currency controls and eliminated the country’s old consumer price index, has a new—and controversial—plan: remove Eva Peron from the 10-peso note, replacing her with a deer. Bloomberg

• Designer cloak and dagger. This story reveals the machinations behind the agreement to merge Net-a-Porter with Yoox—without the knowledge of Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet. Business of Fashion

• Paying attention to ADHD. Girls are still under-diagnosed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The result, according to clinical psychologist Michelle Frank: “A lost generation of women.”  Quartz

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Lynne Biggar is stepping down as EVP of consumer marketing and revenue at Time Inc., in order to join Visa Inc. as chief marketing and communications officer.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• What women want. What do women want from their employers? Fortune boils it down to five simple charts. Fortune

A step in the right direction. Apple’s latest diversity stats show that the tech giant is making baby steps forward when it comes to hiring more women and minorities. Fortune

Go, Gap. Gap Inc.’s “Women and Opportunity” initiative will take home the 2016 Catalyst Award, which recognizes corporate programs that promote workforce diversity. The March 16 award ceremony will feature an on-stage interview with Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson, No. 4 on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list.  Catalyst

• Knock, knock. While presidential candidates usually get all the attention, this story gives some love to campaign volunteers like Cindy Pollard, a retired orthopedic nurse who has so far knocked on more than 1,500 doors for Hillary Clinton in Iowa. New York Times

Goop grows. Gwyneth Paltrow’s new skin care line, Goop by Juice Beauty, is expected to launch next month. Vogue

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ON MY RADAR

Pamela Anderson wants the French to ban foie gras  Fortune

Sephora launches program to get women’s beauty startups off the ground  Racked

Adele’s Hello becomes fastest video to hit 1 billion views on on Vevo  EW

Film Academy, under fire, is expected to take steps to improve Oscar diversity   New York Times


QUOTE

Final Thought....

Men still run the world and I'm not sure it’s going that well.
-- Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, speaking on a panel at The World Economic Forum Boston Globe

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