• Linden laps ’em. Running in yesterday’s torrential rain and buffeting winds—not to mention the coldest temperatures in 30 years—Desiree Linden, 34, won the Boston Marathon. She is the first American woman to do so in more than three decades.
• A board makeover. Our own Claire Zillman has the scoop on the latest from Estée Lauder: the beauty giant has added two female CEOs—Rent the Runway’s Jennifer Hyman and PagerDuty’s Jennifer Tejada—to its board. The additions bring the board to 17 directors, eight of whom are women.
• Miranda for gov? Cynthia Nixon talks to New York Mag‘s Jessica Pressler about her decision to take on NY Governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic primary. “While victory is a long shot — the governor enjoys a $30 million war chest, support among unions and other factions, the incumbent bias in underattended primaries, and a 43-point lead in the first poll — it’s not out of the question,” writes Pressler.
New York Magazine
• Put some trunks on, senators! Four female senators—Susan Collins (R-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Joni Ernst (R-IA)—reflect on their time serving in the body, which is just 23% female. Among their more mind-blowing stories: In 2009, the Senate pool was still designated as “men only.” Why? There were at least two male senators who “enjoyed swimming in the nude.”
New York Times
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Rebecca Robins has been promoted to chief learning and culture officer of Interbrand. Lisa Wardell, president and CEO of Adtalem Global Education, has joined the board of THINK450.