Ronny Jackson Withdraws VA Nomination, California May Require At Least One Woman to Sit On Company Boards

  • SHADY AFFAIRS: Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who was President Donald Trump's nominee to head up the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew his nomination this week after it was revealed by the New York Times that he was involved in a drunk driving accident and overprescribed opiates to certain patients. 
  • WEWORK'S WEIRD ACCOUNTING: WeWork has a funny way of explaining its value, The Wall Street Journal reports. In short, they used the phrase "community adjusted Ebitda," which calculates their earnings differently than traditional Ebitda.
  • BOARD EQUALITY: California could become the first state to mandate that at least one woman is on the board of every company headquartered there,Bloomberg reports. 
  • FEELING FLEECED: One woman wore a fleece vest, the fashion statement synonymous with finance bros, for a week. She wrote a Buzzfeed article about how it felt. 
  • THE MAGICIAN OF MANHATTAN: A Manhattan socialite duped the author of this Vanity Fair piece and left her out nearly $62,000. Read how in this juicy, travel-filled piece. 
  • SEND TO A MAN IN YOUR LIFE: This piece from Quartz breaks down emotional labor for men. Definitely forwarding to all the woke dudes in our lives. 
  • HBCU HOMECOMING: Beyonce and Google have teamed up to offer even more scholarships to eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Teen Vogue reports. 

- Alicia McElhaney / She Spends Issue #51

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