Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. are held by women, Nikki Haley might be the next ambassador to the UN, and Kirsten Gillibrand takes aim at Jeff Sessions. I’m off for the holiday the rest of this week, but will be back in your inbox on Monday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
• Red nation, pink jobs. In the two weeks since election day, we’ve seen voter demographics sliced and diced every which way. But here’s an interesting perspective from economist Jed Kolko: Trump’s supporters—who tend to be white, older, and less educated—are also more likely to live in areas where economists expect technology to replace jobs in the near future. These “routine” jobs (think manufacturing and clerical work) are susceptible to automation and offshoring—and are mostly held by men.
Women, on the other hand, tend to hold non-routine (or service) jobs. In fact, more than 85% of personal-care aides, registered nurses, home health aides, and nursing assistants are held by female workers. Each of these occupations is among the top seven fastest-growing in the U.S., according the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
While this new way of crunching the numbers is unlikely to dramatically change how you think about the outcome of the election, it’s still somewhat gratifying to think that—at least on some level—the future of work belongs to women.
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Walking it back. Kellyanne Conway appeared on Morning Joe yesterday, confirming that Donald Trump does not plan to push for an investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server or of questions surrounding the Clinton Foundation. While it’s interesting that that president-elect is changing his tune on this issue, Fortune‘s Claire Zillman notes that no president has the power to direct or order such an investigation—that authority lies with the attorney general.
• Nikki to the UN? According to the latest intel leaking out of the Trump camp, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is the leading candidate to be the next ambassador to the United Nations.
• Ivanka meets Mauricio. Just days after she sat in on her father’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Ivanka Trump is once again involving herself matters of foreign diplomacy: Argentine President Mauricio Macri says he spoke with Ivanka during a phone call with the president-elect. Not surprisingly, her participation in the call is raising more questions about possible conflicts of interest in the Trump administration.
• Taking on the top cop. Given Sen. Jeff Sessions’ (R-AL) comments about the Access Hollywood tapes (“I don’t characterize that as sexual assault,” he said at the time), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is questioning Sessions’ fitness to lead the Department of Justice. “If he doesn’t understand the basics of what sexual assault is, I don’t know how he can be attorney general,” she told WNYC in an interview Monday.
New York Magazine
• Same old Apple. A recent government filing shows that just 20 of Apple’s top 107 executives are women, while only five are from underrepresented minority groups. These numbers are roughly unchanged from a year ago.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Brunswick Corp. has named Danielle Brown VP and CIO.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Sexism syndrome. A warning for anyone looking to normalize sexism: Psychologists looking at 10 years of data from nearly 20,000 men found that those who value having power over women and endorse “playboy” behavior and other traditional notions of masculinity are more likely to suffer from psychological problems—and less likely to seek out help.
• Dynamic duo. Stylist and London “it girl” Charlotte Stockdale and her partner Katie Lyall are the force behind Chaos, a new fashion brand with a focus on tech and lifestyle accessories.
New York Times
• Patagonia’s good Friday. Patagonia has announced that it’s donating 100% of its global Black Friday sales to charity. In a blog post, Rose Marcarioa, CEO of the outdoor gear retailer, said that the company will give the money to grassroots environmental groups that are “working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations.”
• The final FLOTUS? Politico‘s Jack Shafer makes a case for abolishing the office of the first lady. “By giving her a federal budget and nonstop press coverage, we endorse a pernicious kind of neo-nepotism that says, pay special attention to the person not because she’s earned it or is inherently worthy of our notice but because of who she’s related to by marriage,” he writes.
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