Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Accenture is the latest company to jump on the expanded parental benefits bandwagon, Carly Fiorina wants to sit at the grownup GOP debate table, and former NBC News chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman speaks out for the first time since leaving the network. Have a wonderful Thursday.
• Snyderman speaks. Nancy Snyderman, former chief medical editor at NBC News, speaks out for the first time since leaving the network. In this first-hand account, she talks about her experiences reporting on the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, what happened when her freelance cameraman contracted the disease, and the vicious backlash that occurred when she violated her volunatry quarantine. “People wanted me dead,” says Snyderman. Hollywood Reporter
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Stay home or ship it home. Accenture is the latest employer to announce splashy new benefits for working parents. The consulting firm will now permit employees to work locally for one year after returning from parental leave, or, in the case of women who opt to get back on the road quickly, pay to ship their breast milk home. Fortune
• A seat at the grownups’ table? Carly Fiorina, who was widely considered the winner of the “B team” Republican debate, is pushing for a place on the main stage in second GOP debate, which will air on CNN on Sept. 16. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO does not have a long career in politics like some of the other candidates and is calling on the RNC to prove that the forums aren’t “rigged” to exclude political outsiders like herself. New York Times
• Woman warriors. Before there were female Army Rangers, there were women serving alongside Special Ops forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fortune‘s Nina Easton spoke to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about Ashley’s War, her book chronicling the dangerous work of female soldiers on the front lines. Fortune
• Bezos asked for it. Ex-Amazon employee Julia Cheffetz’s Medium post is a disturbing account of having a baby and fighting cancer with no support from her employer, in the latest story to emerge after New York Times‘ scathing report on the company’s workplace culture. Medium
• Soldiering forward. The Pentagon’s ban on transgender troops will likely end next May, according to an internal DOD memo. USA Today
• A View vet returns. ABC announced that comedian Joy Behar, one of The View‘s original panel members, will return for season 19. This story takes a look back at the long—very long—list of co-hosts who have passed through the gabfest’s revolving door. Fortune
• Not-quite-Equality Day? A flurry of stories paid tribute to yesterday’s Women’s Equality Day, marking 95 years of women’s suffrage. Some drilled down on the pay gap. Others used the moment to push for the adoption of an Equal Rights Amendment. And most examined the ways women continue to be underrepresented in business and government. All are worth a read.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• First Hillary, now Caroline. A new government report chides Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, for using her personal email to conduct official business. CNN
• The joke’s on him. A federal judge ordered a lawyer who joked that his female colleague was going through menopause to pay out $1,000. Such comments “undoubtedly occur on a daily basis in the legal profession and are routinely swept under the rug,” wrote District Judge Francisco Besosa. Bloomberg
• First Fashion Icon? The style choices of Malia Obama, Girls intern and 17-year-old daughter of President Obama, are increasingly drawing attention in fashion glossies and on social media. Is the eldest First Daughter headed toward style icon status? New York Times
• Not music to our ears. When Jessica Hopper asked women in the music industry to share their stories of sexism, she unleashed a barrage of cringeworthy tales. The Guardian
• File under Dream Team. Jennifer Lawrence says she and Amy Schumer are writing—and plan to star in—a comedy about two sisters. New York Times
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