Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Accenture throws down the gauntlet on diversity stats, Twitter eyes Shonda Rhimes, and millennial women talk Hillary Clinton—and Bill. Enjoy your Tuesday.
• The Bill factor. As New Hampshire voters head to the polls today, a big question looms for the Hillary Clinton campaign: Can Clinton rally young women? She has had a difficult time connecting with young female voters, who, according to polls, prefer Bernie Sanders. Is former President Bill Clinton—and his history of sexual misconduct—playing a role? Fortune spoke to millennial women to find out.
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Sweet news. Julie Sweet, Accenture’s CEO of North America, tells Fortune why her company is bucking industry convention and releasing stats on the diversity of its U.S. workforce.
• Storyboard. Re/Code is reporting that Twitter will name two new board members today. Among the names being bandied around: Shonda Rhimes and Oprah.
• File under “DUH.” An extensive new study finds fresh proof that having women in leadership positions translates to higher profits.
• Hawkins, out. Wheaton College and Larycia Hawkins, the school’s first tenured black female professor, have “reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways.” Hawkins had been placed on administrative leave after she wrote a Facebook post saying that both Christians and Muslims worship the same god.
• Mayer gets married? Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told CNBC that he could envision acquiring Yahoo’s core Internet businesses and “marrying up some of their assets” with AOL. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has yet to weigh in.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Kerrying on. Vanessa Kerry is much more than just John Kerry’s daughter. She’s also a doctor, a mother of two and the founder of Seed Global Health, a public-private partnership devoted to training health works in the developing world.
• A brief reminder. A new brief filed by historians in the Supreme Court’s upcoming abortion case, Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, asks the Court to be skeptical of laws protecting women that are written by men. History has plenty of egregious examples, such as one that protected female jurors from hearing “filthy” evidence during trials.
• Less flexible. Men are twice as likely as women to have their request for a flexible work schedule rejected.
• A select few. If women are indeed required to register for the military draft, it would mean a major shakeup of the U.S. Selective Service System. This surprisingly charming story looks at how the sleepy agency works—and what might change if women are called to sign up.
New York Times
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ON MY RADAR
Female British Airways employees just won the right to wear pants
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Monica Lewinsky says cyber bullying is 24/7—but can emojis help stop it?
|I think angry women are so easy to dismiss as crazy or shrill. It’s harder to dismiss a funny woman.|
| -- Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal, which premiered Monday night |
New York Magazine