The Broadsheet: September 27th

September 27, 2016, 12:05 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Hillary wins the debate, Refinery29 wants to highlight the “plus-size” majority and we lose one female CEO—but gain another. Enjoy your Tuesday.


Debate night. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump slugged it out on the debate stage last night, presenting two radically visions of America to the 100 million or so people who tuned in.

One of the most charged moments of the evening came when moderator Lester Holt asked Trump what he meant when he claimed that Clinton lacks “the presidential look.” While the GOP nominee attempted to dodge the question, saying that Clinton “doesn’t have the stamina” for the office, the former Secretary of State brought the discussion back to his attitude about women. “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs,” Clinton said. She also called attention to his comments about women of color: “He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ and then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping,’ because she is Latina,” Clinton said of a beauty contestant in one of Trump’s pageants. “She has a name, Donald.”


Lose some... Federica Marchionni has stepped down as CEO of Lands' End, a job she started in early 2015. Marchionni, a veteran of Ferrari and Dolce & Gabbana, tried to reinvent the brand as an upscale outfitter, but the makeover didn't take—and the CEO managed to offend plenty of customers along the way. Fortune some. Staples has named Shira Goodman as chief executive, removing "interim" from the title she has held since May. WSJ

McKinsey leans in. LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. have released what Sheryl Sandberg calls the "most comprehensive annual review of women in corporate America." As part of the robust report package, Sandberg pens an editorial about the uphill battle women face at work. "The problem isn’t just in the asking," she writes. "They have less access to senior-level sponsors and get less feedback on their performance, despite asking for it as frequently as men." WSJ

 SEC sic 'em? Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has asked the SEC to investigate whether Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and other senior executives fulfilled their obligations to inform investors and the public about the hack that affected 500 million user accounts. Fortune

Minding Mylan. Fortune's Sy Mukherjee factchecks the Congressional testimony given by Mylan CEO Heather Bresch last week, finding three key instances where "Bresch’s testimony might be considered misleading at best." Fortune

Sorry I'm not sorry. Speaking at a panel at Advertising Week in New York City on Monday, DDB North America CEO and former star marketer at Coke Wendy Clark talked about being underestimated because of gender. “[My Coke colleagues] would say I only got the job because I’m a woman,” said Clark. “I sort of played into it, but in the back of my mind, I’m like ‘I will crush each one of you. I’m sorry if it’s painful.'” Fortune


 Power poseur? Dana Carney, a co-author the of the 2010 paper that introduced the "power pose"—postures said to boost testosterone and lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone—into the cultural consciousness, has disavowed the theory, saying: “I do not believe that 'power pose' effects are real.” New York Magazine

 Refinery29 right-sizes. With 67% of women in the U.S. a size 14 or higher, Refinery29 has debuted the ambitious 67% Project, vowing that 67% of "the bodies you see on our site, in our newsletter, and on our Instagram and Snapchat channels will be plus-size." Refinery29

 No more Saudi silence. Hundreds of Saudi activists have deluged King Salman with telegrams pressing the monarchy to end male guardianship. The messages are one of several grass-roots initiatives that have sprung up since July, when an Arabic hashtag that translated to “Saudi women want to abolish the guardianship system” first went viral on Twitter.  WSJ

 Make mine a double. While the bar world is full of talented female bartenders, some women say they're been left out of the craft cocktail revolution, where the stereotype of a mixologist is still a guy with suspenders and complicated facial hair. Washington Post

 Meet the mavens. Ad Age's 18-person list of 2016 "Media Mavens" features eight women, including Full Frontal host Samantha Bee, Verizon's Marni Walden, and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.   Ad Age

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