The Broadsheet: November 2nd

November 2, 2015, 12:41 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Meg Whitman has a new job title, Hillary Clinton gets more compliments than the rest of us put together, and Mary Keitany dominated the NYC Marathon for the second year in a row. Have a productive Monday.


HP is dead. Long live HP Inc. and HPE. Hewlett-Packard, led by CEO Meg Whitman, finally split in two yesterday. While it's too early to know how HP Inc., the PC and printer company, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE, which will sell servers, data storage and software and consulting services) will fare, Whitman—who will head HPE—hopes the split will help the companies become more focused and competitive. In a CNN interview about the move, Whitman also weighed in on the presidential campaign of onetime HP CEO Carly Fiorina, saying that simply having worked in corporate America doesn't mean Fiorina is qualified for the White House.


 A runner repeats. Kenyan Mary Keitany won yesterday's New York City Marathon, coming in at 2:24:25. Keitany, one of Fortune's 10 women to watch during this year's race, is the first woman to repeat as NYC Marathon champ since Paula Radcliffe scored victories in 2007 and 2008. SI

 Looking good, boss! The latest cache of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department reveal that flattering the boss is a tactic used even by those at the highest levels of government. Among those who complimented Clinton on her speeches, assured her that she looked great in photos, and called her "the world's best boss": aide Huma Abedin and former State officials Anne-Marie Slaughter and Maria Otero. WSJ

 Bigger families, smaller opportunities? How will China's decision to end its one-child policy affect working women? Some experts expect the new policy to result in an uptick in gender discrimination, as employers avoid hiring young women who may end up taking time off to have kids. Fortune

 Have women recovered? While Carly Fiorina's GOP debate claim that “92% of the jobs lost during Barack Obama’s first term belonged to women” has since been debunked, it does raise an interesting question: How have women fared since the recession? Fortune's Claire Zillman digs into the issue, reporting her findings in five charts. Fortune

 Carly misspeaks. Speaking of Fiorina, the candidate's campaign has admitted that she's given two paid speeches during her presidential bid. Fortune

 Haters gonna hate? Little-known R&B singer Jesse Braham is suing Taylor Swift for $42 million, claiming that she stole his lyrics for her hit song “Shake It Off.”  Time

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Ellen Alemany, the former head of RBS Americas, is the newly named vice chair of CIT Group. She'll step up to CEO of CIT when current chief John Thain exits that job next March. COO Christine Ciccone has left Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Ginny Ehrlich has been named CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy. Dee Leopold is apparently leaving her job as managing director of admissions and financial aid at the Harvard Business School.


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.

Face the future. IBM CEO Ginni Rometty writes about the importance of looking forward, even if that means taking a hit right now. "It’s what you do when your goal isn’t just short-term results, but successfully leading your industry in the future," she says. Fortune

 Going clear. Being transparent will help your team to embrace change, says Mondelez CEO Irene Rosenfeld. Major shifts are never easy, but communicating exactly where you want to go—and why—will make everyone feel like you're in it together. Fortune

 Timing is everything. Got a great new idea? Don't go it alone, says Ruder Finn CEO Kathy Bloomgarden. If you don't convince others to buy in, you may soon look around and "realize no one is with you on the journey."  Fortune


 A banker's big buy. KeyCorp CEO Beth Mooney, No. 48 on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list and one of just two women leading large U.S. banking companies, is about to get even more powerful: KeyCorp agreed to buy First Niagara, making the combined company the 13th biggest U.S.-based commercial bank. Fortune

 South By steps up. SXSW director Hugh Forrest apologized for the festival's decision to cancel two gaming panels in response to threats of violence. He announced that next March, the festival will feature a new daylong summit on online harassment.  Time

Farm girl makes good. Mary Laschinger, CEO of distribution services company Veritiv Corporation, talks about growing up on a dairy farm, being a woman in the male-dominated world of logistics, and looking for employees with a willingness to learn. New York Times

 Tuning out? Fuse, the cable channel that merged with Jennifer Lopez-backed NuvoTV last year, is looking for a buyer interested in targeting the U.S. Hispanic audience. Bloomberg

 Move over, George. Vanity Fair has some fun coming up with a fantasy all-female cast for the upcoming Ocean’s Eleven remake, which will star Sandra Bullock in the role that George Clooney played in the 2001 original.  Vanity Fair

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The Theranos mess: a timeline  Fortune

Why women compete with each other  New York Times

Adventures in fertility  WSJ

Why is makeup so expensive?  Quartz



Dear Madame Secretary, this is a great excuse to tell you that I admire you, am inspired by you (especially this week when you took so much in your powerful stride) and, most importantly, I think you look great with an up do as well as a down do.

Girls creator Lena Dunham, wishing Hillary Clinton a happy birthday on Instagram. As <em>Fortune</em>'s Valentina Zarya reports, Clinton is miles ahead of the other presidential candidates when it comes to celebrity supporters.