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The Broadsheet: January 12th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers. Fortune dives into whether or not billionaire investor Nelson Peltz has a “woman problem,” and GM CEO Mary Barra will make a major announcement today. Read on to hear why fathers spending more time with their children might help them at work. Have a great Monday!

EVERYONE’S TALKING

Amal’s husband. Last night, Golden Globe hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler poked fun of George Clooney and his “lack of accomplishment” compared to his new wife Amal Alamuddin. She is a “human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, an adviser to Kofi Annan on Syria and was appointed to a three-person commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip,” Fey said. “So tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.” In his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, the former bachelor said “Amal, whatever alchemy brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”  Time

ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

From Coke to Hillary? Wendy Clark, the head of North American marketing for Coca-Cola, reportedly is taking leave from the beverage giant to advise presumed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a memo to co-workers, Clark shared that she is on temporary leave to pursue a “passion project.” WSJ

Nelson Peltz’s women problem? The activist investor has recently targeted three of the 25 female CEOs in the Fortune 500. His latest prey is DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman, whom he is aggressively pushing to break up the $67.5 billion chemical maker into three separate companies. Fortune’s Pattie Sellers looks at the billionaire’s pattern of agitating renowned female CEOs.  Fortune

GM plugs back in. General Motors CEO Mary Barra today is expected to reveal the Detroit automaker’s next electric car. The Chevrolet Bolt will cost around $30,000 — about half what Tesla’s future, lower-cost model is expected to cost. In October, Barra said at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit that electric cars would not be widespread until the price point dropped.  Detroit News

A winner in the Sony hack. After hackers stole information from Sony and made it available to the public, a pattern of unequal pay for female actors emerged. Charlize Theron noticed, and demanded Sony pay her as much as her male co-stars in an upcoming film. Her pay fight resulted in a $10 million paycheck.  Business Insider

 An Olympian heads to Google. Emily Hughes, a 25-year-old former Olympic skater, is now a business analyst at Google. Hughes tried out again for the Olympic team in 2010 but didn’t qualify, a lesson in failure that she views as integral to any future success she might have at the tech giant. “In skating, every day, you fall and you have to get up. And falling is a pretty obvious failure,” she said.  Fortune

MPW INSIDER MONDAYS

Let’s face it: Monday can be hard. To help you jump start the work week, here are some recent posts from Fortune’s Insider Network, an online community where prominent people in business and beyond answer timely questions about careers and leadership. 

 Think like a mountain ski guide. Susan Coelius Keplinger, the president and COO of Triggit, says business leaders could stand to learn a thing or two from big mountain ski guides who often hold the lives of their teammates in their hands — literally. “A great guide therefore not only inspires the confidence to take on big challenges and aggressive tours, but earns the trust of their team to get off the mountain safely, with smiles abound,” she says.  Fortune

• Exercise humility. Barbara Bush, co-founder of Global Health Corps., tries to never forget that as a leader she is in a position to serve others. “Recognize what you don’t know and seek out the best outlets or people to fill those voids,” she says.  Fortune

• Argue facts and impacts, not religion. Having a disagreement with your boss? Liza Landsman, chief marketing officer of E-Trade Financial, suggests grounding your points in data and non-negotiables as opposed to emotions and feeling. “This is particularly important for women, regardless the gender of their boss,” she writes. Fortune

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• Time with dad. Working fathers who spend more time with their kids are more likely to be happy at work and less likely to leave their jobs, according to a new study.  Fortune

From book to screenplay. Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn explained the grueling process of turning her New York Times best-selling book into a screenplay. “It was a fun, masochistic challenge to look at this 500-page book, and say, ‘Well, I’m going to have to lose about two-thirds of this,'” she told Fast Company.  Fast Company

ON MY RADAR

La Dolce Vita Star Anita Ekberg dies at 83  Time

The woman leading Princeton’s basketball team to victory  NYTimes

The reality of quitting work to be a stay-at-home dad Slate

A day in the life of NYC’s sanitation commissioner  NYTimes

Why being an introvert can make you a better networker  Fast Company

 

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It's just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice and I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old and I'm so grateful to have all the women in this room. You speak to her so loudly. She watches everything, and she sees everything and I'm just so, so grateful for all of you women in this room who have such a lovely, beautiful voice.

Actress Amy Adams in her acceptance speech for Best Actress in a comedy or musical at the Golden Globes.