IOWA

Two Greater Des Moines leaders and Iowa State University alumni will be recognized by the Ivy College of Business during the annual Homecoming Honors and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25, including Michelle Book, CEO of Food Bank of Iowa. Iowa State University

Anne Armitage, along with business partner Alan Peterka, is putting down roots in a historic building in Cedar Rapids' Czech Village — the new location for their houseplant store, Moss. Cedar Rapids Gazette

More than 100 women gathered Thursday morning for the first Quad Cities Women Connect workshop, an interactive session focused on professional development. Quad-City Times

Amy DeFauw has opened her second store, Katsch Boutique, in Davenport, just four years after launching her first shop in Geneseo, Ill. Quad-City Times

Two new women-owned businesses in Malvern are contributing to the growth of the small Iowa city. Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil

NATION

Want to improve your company's results? Put a woman in charge of the money. Bloomberg

Billionaire Ken Fisher, at an investment conference, made sexist comments comparing winning clients to "going up to a woman in a bar and saying, hey, I want to talk about what’s in your pants." Now his firm has lost $248 million in pension assets, pulled by the city of Boston. CNBC

The key to workplace success might lie not in doing the work, but rather in passing much of it on to others. And new research suggests that women are at a big disadvantage on that delegation front. Wall Street Journal

Before last week’s Democratic debate, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke launched a new hashtag — #MeTooVoter — to mobilize voters and push candidates to address issues of harassment and sexual violence in political conversation. AP News

A new study shows that open-plan office spaces can disadvantage women more than men in various ways. Science Direct

Two weeks ago, at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships, Simone Biles broke the record for the most world medals by any gymnast, male or female. Washington Post