From left: Hoda Kotb, Robin Wright, Tina Smith and Christine Tsai. Photos: Getty Images and YouTube.

As powerful men in every industry lose their jobs due to allegations of sexual misconduct, companies are hiring women to replace them.

Why it matters: One way to combat the culture of workplace harassment revealed by these men's accusers is to replace the alleged harassers with qualified women.

  • Hoda Kotb took over for Matt Lauer as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, completing the show's first ever all-female lineup of hosts.
  • Alex Wagner, a former MSNBC anchor, will replace Mark Halperin on Showtime's "The Circus."
  • Tina Smith, former Lt. Gov. of Minnesota was sworn in Wednesday to replace Al Franken after he stepped down amid an ethics investigation into past conduct.
  • Christiane Amanpour replaced Charlie Rose as an anchor on PBS.
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards' female lead, will become the Netflix show's new star in its sixth and final season, replacing her on-screen husband Kevin Spacey.
  • Gretchen Carlson was elected chair of the Miss America organization to replace former CEO Steve Haskell after the Huffington Post leaked emails from Haskell containing sexist and disparaging comments about past pageant winners — including Carlson herself.
  • Christine Tsai took over as CEO of 500 Startups when Dave McClure was ousted after he apologized for making multiple unwanted advances toward women.

Go deeper

Updated 13 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 19,936,547 — Total deaths: 732,467 — Total recoveries — 12,144,510Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 p.m. ET: 5,063,770 — Total deaths: 163,156 — Total recoveries: 1,656,864 — Total tests: 61,792,571Map.
  3. Business: Richer Americans are more comfortable eating out.
  4. Public health: How America can do smarter testing.
  5. Sports: The cost of kids losing gym class — College football is on the brink.
  6. World: Europe's CDC recommends new restrictions amid "true resurgence in cases."

Trump says he'll accept nomination at White House or Gettysburg

Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted Monday that he'll deliver his speech accepting the Republican nomination for president at either the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania or at the White House.

The state of play: Republican National Convention planners are looking for a new venue for the president to deliver his acceptance speech after convention events were canceled in Jacksonville, Fla., due to coronavirus concerns.

3 hours ago - World

Lebanon's prime minister resigns in wake of deadly explosion

Protests in Beirut. Photo: Maxim Grigoryev/TASS via Getty

Lebanon's prime minister and cabinet have resigned amid massive protests in the aftermath of a deadly explosion in Beirut that killed more than 160 people, injured 6,000 and left roughly 250,000 homeless.

Why it matters: Protesters blame the incompetence of the ruling elite — widely viewed as corrupt — for the disaster. The unstable and deeply distrusted government will remain in place in a caretaker capacity until a new prime minister is selected.