Good morning, Broadsheet readers! ScarJo proves her box office bona fides, female entrepreneurs just added a cool new tool to their toolbox, and the Oscars may be about to get less white and less male. Have a great Thursday.
• Two thumbs up. Remember #OscarsSoWhite, the campaign to call attention to how the 2016 Academy Award acting nominations didn’t include any people of color? While it’s far too early to know who will get Oscar nods this year, there is a new reason to be hopeful: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued a record 683 invitations to new members—46% of whom are female and 41% of whom are non-white.
The invitees include America Ferrara, Mary J. Blige and Julie Dash, director of Daughters of the Dust, the first feature film directed by an African-American woman to be distributed theatrically in the U.S. A big shout-out to Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson for pushing their organization toward real change. The Hollywood Reporter
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Resource repository. Today, the National Women’s Business Council—an independent advisor to the President, Congress, and Small Business Administration—launches Grow Her Business, a searchable database of online resources that cater specifically to female entrepreneurs. The platform houses information on everything from accelerator programs to finding mentors to federal grant applications exclusively for women business owners. Fortune
• Labour’s leading lady? As the Brexit fallout continues, former shadow business secretary Angela Eagle is expected to launch a bid today for Labour Party leadership. The Guardian
• The ScarJo effect. According to new data, Scarlett Johansson is officially the 10th highest-grossing movie star ever—and the only woman to crack the top 10. Johansson’s films have pulled in $3.3 billion, putting her just behind Michael Caine and Johnny Depp. Fortune
• Williams stays woke. Jessica Williams has announced that she’s leaving The Daily Show. Next up for Williams will be a half-hour scripted show of her own for Comedy Central, which will focus on “a politically-minded young woman who may be ‘woke’ but doesn’t know what she’s doing.” EW
• Overdressed. The big loser at Wimbledon so far? Nike’s “Premier Slam Dress,” which the retailer issued to players who are paid to wear its gear. The pleated, ultra-short number did not play well in actual competition; “it was flying everywhere,” according to Rebecca Peterson of Sweden. Many players ended up hacking the garment by adding leggings, a shirt, or even a headband as a belt. New York Times
• Color me nostalgic. Remember Lisa Frank? The queen of rainbows and unicorns is back—this time with a coloring book for grownups. Fortune‘s Valentina Zarya takes a look at what we know about Frank herself—which is surprisingly little. Fortune
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Killer cereal. Christian Tosi, chef and owner of the Milk Bar bakeries, is teaming up with Kellogg to open an all-cereal cafe Times Square. Given Tosi’s history of culinary creativity—she’s perhaps best known for her “crack pie”—expect more than just Rice Krispies with milk. Fortune
• Dump the pumps. A handful of startups are finally attempting to improve breast pumps, which moms have long derided as loud, cumbersome, and high maintenance. The new devices include features like soft silicone parts and quieter machinery. The AP
• A suitable decision. Miss Teen USA, which includes contestants age 15 to 19, is going swimsuit-free. Instead, the women will be judged in an athletic wear competition. USA Today
• Unisex in uniform. The Marine Corps is set to make 19 of its job titles more gender neutral. “Reconnaissance Man,” for instance, will become “Reconnaissance Marine.” I’m sure you’ll be shocked (shocked!) to hear that some online commenters aren’t pleased. Washington Post
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