Good morning, Broadsheet readers! New Hampshire turns on Hillary Clinton, the force is with Kathleen Kennedy, and Beyoncé has everyone craving Cheddar Bay biscuits. Have a terrific Wednesday.
• NH feels the Bern. Bernie Sanders crushed Hillary Clinton in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary—thanks in large part to female voters, 55% of whom say they voted for Sanders. The loss was undoubtedly a tough one for Clinton: She won the state in the 2008 race and it put her husband on the path to the White House in 1992. The Clinton campaign is hoping to turn things around by attracting large numbers of minority voters in Nevada and South Carolina, which hold the next Democratic contests. In her concession speech, Clinton looked forward, saying, “It is not whether you get knocked down that matters, it is whether you get back up.”
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Yellen on the Hill. Janet Yellen begins a two-day testimony in front of Congress beginning Wednesday morning. This will be the Federal Reserve chairwoman’s first public appearance since December and will be very closely watched by investors.
• Meet Ms. McCray. New York City first lady Chirlane McCray says that representing black New Yorkers has meant learning to navigate “the very real expectations and overidentifications being placed upon her.”
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• Thanks, Bey. Did you catch the Red Lobster reference in “Formation,” Beyoncé’s new song? Some keen-eared clearly did: A spokesperson for the restaurant chain says the mention resulted in a big sales boost.
• The force is with her. This fascinating Vanity Fair profile looks back at the 30-plus-year career of Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, No. 42 on Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women list and a driving force behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
• Grace under pressure. The Philippines Supreme Court is still deliberating whether Grace Poe, the daughter of Philippine movie actors, is qualified to run for president (she was adopted and may have violated residency requirements). But that didn’t stop Poe from kicking off her campaign yesterday.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Regina Wallace-Jones, head of security operations at Facebook, has joined the advisory board of Women Who Code. Education nonprofit NAF has appointed KPMG chairman and CEO Lynne Doughtie to its board.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Slacking off. Looking to broaden your network? A growing number of Slack groups offer women a chance to make new contacts and seek work advice—all without leaving their desks.
• Body of work. Lane Bryant will reveal its new spring campaign—called “This Body”—in Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue.
• Sister act. With their new fashion line, Kendall and Kylie Jenner want to bring affordable style to the people—or, as this story puts it, to become “the Olsen sisters of the midprice market.”
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• Positive review? Lulu, the controversial app that lets women anonymously “review” men, has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo. Lulu founder and CEO Alexandra Chong will join Badoo as president.
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|Let’s stop pretending that work is optional for most women in America. Seven out of every 10 moms work, and for many of them, earning money is a necessity, not a choice.|
| -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) |