Diddy's girl

By Kristen Bellstrom
March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Elizabeth Warren gets feisty, the great outdoors can be a dangerous place for women, and Trump’s latest swipe at Megyn Kelly may be even more sexist than usual. Have a wonderful weekend.


EVERYONE'S TALKING

• Making me crazy. In his latest slam, Donald Trump called Fox anchor Megyn Kelly “crazy.” That’s a loaded term for a lot of women, who see it as implying that women are overly emotional or hysterical. What about you? Does “crazy” rub you the wrong way? Let me know: kristen.bellstrom@fortune.com. In potentially related news, a new poll finds that half of American women say they have a “very unfavorable” view of Trump. I wonder why…


ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

• Not-so-great outdoors. This scary investigative piece reveals a troubling pattern of hostility toward women at the Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and other wilderness protection institutions. Huffington Post

• Young money. Some educators think accepting greater numbers of young students into businesses schools could increase the number of enrolled women. The thinking is that the required five years of work experience may deter women who want to advance in their field before having kids. Bloomberg

Darth strikes back. After Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) the “Darth Vader of the financial services world,” whose power should be “neutered,” Warren fired back, saying, “If Wall Street and their buddies in the Republican party want to launch an assault on financial regulations… all I can say is, let’s have that fight.” She also sees herself as more of a Princess Leia. Fortune

• Tchau, Rousseff? Brazilians are protesting yet again. The latest unrest was sparked by President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to appoint former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to her cabinet, which many see as an attempt to save da Silva from prosecution over the corruption scandal that’s rocking Rousseff’s government. WSJ

Sellers to Scouts. Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers delivered the keynote at the Girl Scouts’ LeaderSHIFT 2016 event, sharing her definition of power, career tips, and thoughts on how women’s relationship with the business world has evolved. Biz Times

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Linda Wells, the founding editor of Allure, has signed on with Hearst to produce beauty content for several of its magazines. Gustavo Martinez, CEO of ad agency J. Walter Thompson, resigned in the wake of a discrimination lawsuit accusing him of sexist and racist behavior. Technology industry veteran Mary Gendron has been named the new CIO of Qualcomm.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• Tuning out. Radio personality Lisa G., who made a name for herself working with Howard Stern, writes about her harrowing experience trying to find a new job as a 50-something woman. Fortune

• Diddy’s girl. Ericka Pittman, VP of Combs Enterprises, talks about what she’s learned from Sean “Diddy” Combs, why it’s important to be “100% present,” and what we can expect from her forthcoming “how-to” book.  Forbes

• Paid in full. A new survey of female workers by the AFL-CIO finds that equal pay was the most important employment issue for respondents, trumping matters like affordable healthcare and a higher minimum wage.  WSJ

• Behind the music. Veteran songwriter Diane Warren reveals the backstory of “This Is for My Girls,” the girl-power anthem in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn campaign. Warren wrote the song but wasn’t sure what to do with it—until her friend and Project Runway producer Desiree Gruber told her about Obama’s project. Billboard

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ON MY RADAR

Meet Tara Houska, Bernie Sanders’s Native American advisor  PopSugar

Chelsea Clinton: Where are we on gender equality?  Mogul

GM’s Mary Barra continues to surprise and impress  Fortune

What it’s like to be a hot girl online…when you’re a nerdy guy in real life  Washington Post


QUOTE

Final Thought....

Yo, it’s Lin and I have to laugh / How can we not be equals? We’re like half / Women are half of the people on earth / And yes we should’ve been equals since birth / That means all day, every day, equal pay, every way, okay?
-- Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of Broadway musical Hamilton, in a free-style rap about feminism Fortune

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