The Broadsheet: December 11th

December 11, 2015, 12:36 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The Golden Globes nominations are a mixed bag for women, the First Lady raps, and Marissa Mayer finishes a tough week with some great news. Have a wonderful weekend.


20 fingers & 20 toes! Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth yesterday morning, one day after she appeared on CNBC to explain her company's decision to hang on to its Alibaba stake. Mayer, who stirred up controversy when she said she would take just two weeks of leave, announced via Twitter that her "whole family is doing great!" Fortune


 Golden Globe drama. The Golden Globe nominations are a mixed bag for women. The good: Six of the 10 nominated films—including Carol and Trainwreck—star female main characters. The bad: No women were nominated for Best Director.

 Ladies in lockup. Did you know that women are the fastest-growing population in U.S. prisons? That's just one reason that Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and others are calling to get more female voices involved in the conversation about prison reform.   Fortune

 Rapping with Nicki. In this fascinating and wide-ranging Billboard interview, Nicki Minaj talks about her support for Hillary Clinton, her take on the Obama era, and her identification with Sandra Bland, who died in police custody.  Billboard

MC FLOTUS. Speaking of rappers, I suggest you take a moment to watch Michelle Obama drop some rhymes with SNL cast member Jay Pharaoh. Don't worry, the First Lady isn't trading the White House for the tour bus; the video is part of her campaign to help more Americans pursue higher ed. Time

 Banking on the pay gap. A new study finds that male bankers make more than their female counterparts. What's more, that pay gap gets wider as women climb further up the ladder (particularly to the CEO role, where the chasm hits $150k). Quartz

 Mark your calendars. UFC announced that it's targeting July 9 for a rematch between Ronda Rousey and current champ Holly Holm. Fortune's Daniel Roberts thinks that it could be the biggest fight in UFC history. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Sabina Belli has been named CEO of luxury jewelry company Pomellato, which is owned by Kering Group. Sara Tirschwell, formerly of Davidson Kempner Capital Management, is calling it quits on Livia Capital Partners, a planned hedge fund venture with Dan Kamensky.


 Watson, at your service. IBM’s Watson is teaming up with Tel Aviv-based Nutrino on a new app that provides pregnant women with real-time, science-based nutrition info. Fortune

 Not so fast, Donald. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, the granddaughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and chairwoman of liberal think tank the Roosevelt Institute, criticized Donald Trump's rhetorical use of internment camps, which were set up by her grandfather during WWII. "As a nation, internment weakened us all," she said. "It is a tragic reminder of what happens when we allow fear and hysteria to trump our values.”  New York Times

 The lesser of two evils. Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao responds in the Hollywood Reporter to critics of the no-negotiation salary policy she instituted in an attempt to close the pay gap (based on the premise that women are less likely to negotiate for higher pay). While some said the policy would stop women from gaining negotiating experience, Pao maintains that it was a worthwhile tradeoff for removing the risk of unfair pay. The Hollywood Reporter

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Warren Buffett goes to bat for Hillary Clinton on Wall Street  WSJ

Kim Jong Un has a personal girl band, and it's giving "friendship performances" in China   Washington Post

Podcast: Take paternity leave like a boss  Bloomberg

7 lies female entrepreneurs need to stop believing  Re/Code


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