Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina (@valzarya) here. Trump names four women to his transition team, Clinton’s email troubles are still not over, and Marissa Mayer might have known about the Yahoo hack back in 2014. Have a productive Monday.
• Trump’s transition. Unsurprisingly, this weekend’s headlines were dominated by President-elect Donald Trump—and in particular by his transition plan. While the 16-person team overseeing it consists mostly of white men, it does include four women: Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund executive Robert Mercer who ran a super PAC backing Trump during his campaign; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Florida attorney general Pam Bondi; and Trump’s daughter and Trump Organization EVP Ivanka Trump.
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ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Clinton’s clashes. In a conference call to donors over the weekend, Hillary Clinton blamed her stunning election loss on FBI Director James Comey, saying his late-October letter to Congress about her use of a private email server hurt her campaign’s momentum. Meanwhile, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, now vice chairman of Trump’s transition team, said Trump might follow through on his threat to prosecute Clinton.
• Gretchen gets real. Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, wrote an op-ed detailing her personal experience with harassment, as well as her take on why most women don’t speak out about it: “We don’t want to be labeled troublemakers. We don’t want to put our careers at risk. And in the end, one of our greatest fears is that we won’t be believed.”
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• Spotlight on Trumplandia. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has unique insight into this presidential election thanks to research she did for Sweat, her recently-opened play focusing on unemployed steel workers. “White, middle and working class folks [I met] were feeling incredibly disaffected—really, really angry. They felt the rug had pulled out from under them, and they no longer had access to the American dream,” she tells Fortune‘s Pam Kruger.
• Old news is still bad news. Yahoo’s recent regulatory filings revealed that the Marissa Mayer-led company had knowledge for two years that a “state-sponsored actor” was hacking into its system.
• Because they’re girls. The New York Times asked female readers to write in about their own gender barriers—and 1,200 of them responded. While the glass ceiling in the Oval Office has yet to be broken, these accounts are wonderful reminders of those that have been.
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MPW INSIDER MONDAYS
Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here’s some of the best of what we heard last week.
• Combatting bias. Kim Metcalf-Kupres, VP and CMO of Johnson Controls, has a few pointers for how to get hired when employers are biased against you.
• Take notes, Donald. Truly great leadership happens when a strong, diverse team shares the same vision, writes Jyoti Chopra, global head of diversity and inclusion at BNY Mellon.
• Not your call. Here’s why Georgiana Cavendish, policy advisor in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, believes that you cannot choose a mentor—a mentor chooses you.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Nastiness at Nasty Gal. How did Nasty Gal go from e-retail darling to Chapter 11 bankruptcy? According to the New York Times, “The picture that’s emerging is one of rapid growth, built largely around the personality of [founder Sophia Amoruso] and undercut by mismanagement and legal stumbles.”
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• A Christmas miracle. Michelle Vicary, EVP for programming and publicity at the two Hallmark cable networks, is responsible for everything that goes on the air—including its Christmas-themed offerings, which are more popular than ever.
• Protesting Park. Clinton isn’t the only female leader in hot water for not following security protocol. On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in the Seoul, South Korea to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye for allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance.
• Final thoughts. While I personally am reaching capacity when it comes to election-related analysis, I highly recommend these two thought pieces that focus on what Trump’s victory means for women from a cultural standpoint: this one by New York Magazine’s Rebecca Traister and this one by The New York Times‘ Susan Chira.
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