The Broadsheet: December 15th

December 15, 2016, 12:54 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Marissa Mayer gets hacked (again), Janet Yellen makes a move, and women who’ve filed—and won—big sexual harassment cases talk about what comes next. Enjoy your Thursday.


 The aftermath. In the wake of the latest sexual harassment charge against ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, Fortune's Laura Cohn has a deep dive into what happens to plaintiffs in such cases in the months and years after the situation is resolved in court. In-depth interviews with women who received substantial settlements, as well as with attorneys and outside legal experts reveal a grim picture: Even those who win their cases struggle to find a way to move forward—especially when it comes to their careers. Fortune


 Yellen's not budgin'. Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve dominated the financial headlines yesterday after deciding to raise interest rates for only the second time since 2006. The Fed chair, who has been a target of criticism from Donald Trump, reiterated that she intends to serve her full four-year term—which ends in February 2018—and said she wouldn’t rule out staying on beyond that date.

 The power of Power. Speaking at a UN Security Council Emergency Briefing on Syria, U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power unleashed a powerful condemnation of her Syrian, Iranian and Russian counterparts, saying that their nations "bear responsibility for these atrocities" unfolding in Aleppo. I encourage you to take a moment to read her full remarks. CNN

 Hertz gets a new driver. Hertz has named Kathryn Marinello,who was most recently a senior adviser to Ares Capital Management, its next president and CEO. Her appointment will add another name to the list of female chiefs in the Fortune 500 and means that two of the tree biggest car rental companies will be led by women (Pamela Nicholson is president and CEO of rival Enterprise.) Fortune

 Hacking history. Yahoo has announced the discovery of yet another massive hack. According the Marissa Mayer-led company, this breach affected one billion user accounts, making it even bigger than the incident it disclosed in September (that one affected 500,000 Yahoo accounts) and indeed, the biggest such hack in history.  Fortune

Hiring at home. In preparation for the tech leader meeting with Donald Trump yesterday—a gathering that also included Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Oracle's Safra CatzIBM CEO Ginni Rometty made a pledge to hire about 25,000 U.S. workers over the next four years. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Christie's CEO Patricia Barbizet is stepping down, as of Jan. 1.


 Adding Indra. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has been named to President-elect Trump's business council. She is the third woman on the 19-person group, joining GM CEO Mary Barra and Rometty. Fortune

 Drop it like it's hot. This story examines how Kylie Jenner, who raked in $10 million in branded makeup sales over the last 13 months, mastered the art of the "drop"—a technique that involves stoking demand for a product long before it can be bought, then releasing a limited supply of the item, often with little or no notice.  New York Times

 Huma in hiding? What's next for Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who essentially disappeared from public view after the election? Right now, the big question in the Clinton camp is whether Abedin, who some blame for her boss's loss, will show up at the thank-you party the campaign is hosting in Manhattan tonight. Vanity Fair

 In on the trend. Vogue editor Anna Wintour joined the list of high-profile business leaders meeting with Donald Trump—just days after she apologized for making critical comments about the president-elect on a commuter train.  Motto

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Birth control activist Margaret Sanger is the next historical woman to receive a biopic  The Mary Sue

Pageant silences beauty queen, a critic of China, at U.S. contest  New York Times

Planned Parenthood fears it may be the first casualty of the of rekindled abortion war  Washington Post

New doc reveals how women's lives are ruined by lies spread online  Fortune


There is no magical policy initiative that will end sexism or Islamophobia. This change has to come from the hearts and minds of us, the American people.
Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Muslim legislator who was recently the target of an Islamophobic attack

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