Woman Says ‘Yes’ To Warren Buffett

Which is good, because if Lisa Bridge said “no” or “maybe,” things might not have ended well.
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With the possible—and only possible—exception of bridge, there’s not much that can keep Warren Buffett’s mind off the fairer sex. And as you might imagine for man born in 1930 in Omaha, he has slightly less-than-perfectly-evolved views on certain gender matters. This arguably extends to running Berkshire Hathaway itself, because while the Oracle would have happily seen a woman ascend to the presidency of the United States, of the more than 60 operating businesses that make up the Berkshire empire, only six have women at the helm.

Well, now seven, sort of.

Seattle-based jewelry chain Ben Bridge said Tuesday that one of its co-CEOs, Jon Bridge, is retiring, and his cousin Ed Bridge is now sole CEO. Ed’s daughter Lisa is taking over day-to-day operations of the company as president. She is Ben Bridge’s first female president and, at 32 years old, its youngest top executive in over 60 years, the company said.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Adds 7th Female Manager [WSJ]