• Do it for the dads. JPMorgan Chase settled a lawsuit brought by a father who was denied full paternity leave on the grounds that he wasn’t the primary caretaker. As part of the deal, the bank promised to offer employees paid leave policies in a non-gendered way—a victory for all parents.
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• Clinton Cinema. Get your watchlists ready. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are forming a production company that will produce stories by and about women. It’s part of Hillary’s path forward post-politics, and follows in the footsteps of the Obamas’ production company Higher Ground.
• Counted out at Quantico. Sixteen women who were FBI recruits, including some who still work for the bureau, sued yesterday, claiming discrimination based on gender, race, and disability—and a system that set them up to fail. The suit names former FBI director James Comey, who is accused of dismissing complaints. The lawsuit claims that women were kicked out of tactical training more often than men. (The FBI declined to comment on the suit in this story.)
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• Passing on production. The film industry backlash against Georgia and other states that have recently passed drastic anti-abortion laws is growing. CBS and Showtime are the latest to push back, saying the states “may not be viable locations for our future production” should the laws take effect. They join Disney, WarnerMedia, and Netflix, all of which have made similar statements.
• Partners take a stand. KPMG partners Maggie Brereton and Ina Kjaer—described as “star female partners” and a “prize asset” by sources—quit in protest of the firm’s alleged failure to address allegations of bullying by a male partner who remains in his role. KPMG says the behavior of the man in question did not amount to bullying; the firm was also the only one of the Big Four that failed to narrow its gender pay gap over the past year.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Jennifer Cotter joins Peloton as chief content officer. Newly re-elected India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed Nirmala Sitharaman as finance minister; she’ll be the first woman to hold the job in five decades.