Dinner with destiny

By Kristen Bellstrom
May 5, 2016

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Abby Wambach gets a new gig, Elizabeth Warren is on the warpath (again), and Donald Trump’s misogynistic mouth is sending donors to Hillary Clinton. Have a wonderful Thursday.


EVERYONE'S TALKING

• Dinner with destiny. Speaking at the Fortune Most Powerful Women “Evening With…” dinner in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to and close confidante of the President, shared the fortuitous story of how she and Obama met: At a dinner his then-fiancée Michelle Robinson invited her to. “Wow am I glad I said yes!” she says of her decision accept the invite.  Fortune


ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

• Warren at war. After Donald Trump’s Indiana primary victory, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)—who has yet to endorse a presidential candidate—lambasted the presumptive GOP nominee, saying, “Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There’s more enthusiasm for him among leaders of the KKK than leaders of the political party he now controls.” Fortune

• Best revenge is your paper. Speaking of Donald Trump’s sexism, maybe Hillary Clinton should be thankful for it. After the billionaire’s now-infamous “woman card” comment, the Clinton campaign had it’s best online fundraising days ever, netting $2.4 million between last Thursday and Saturday. Fortune

• Wambach’s world. Soccer star Abby Wambach is joining ESPN as an analyst and a contributor. She’ll also launch a new podcast called “Fearless Conversations with Abby Wambach,” which will cover “topical” issues—wage gap, anyone?   Fortune

• Being Britney. Since 2008, Britney Spears’s life has been controlled by a court-approved conservatorship that specifies that she cannot make key decisions―personal or financial―without the approval of her conservators. Now, there are signs that at least some of those strictures could be unfastened. New York Times

• The hurt list. To celebrate its 80th birthday, the Directors Guild of America has released a list of what its members consider to be the 80 best-directed films of all time. You know where I’m going with this, right? Yep, just one woman-directed film made the cut: Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker.  New York Magazine

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Birchbox has hired Terre Layton as global VP of product management and UX, and Fran Gaitanaros as VP of creative. Uber has hired former European commissioner Neelie Kroes to its new public policy board.


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• Sorry, but I feel like it’s funny. This tongue-in-cheek piece by Arwa Mahdawi takes on the idea that women should never use certain words and phrases. The Guardian

• Most powerful frau. Three years ago, Regine Stachelhaus resigned from her job running HR at one of the world’s largest electric utilities to care for her sick husband. Most observers assumed that was the end of her career. They were wrong.  Fortune

The Jenner years. Fans of Kendall and Kylie Jenner have spent a combined 5,113 years pretending to hang out with the reality TV stars in their mobile game, according to the app’s maker. That said, Kendall & Kylie grossed a disappointing $9 million in its first few months on the market.  Fortune

• Role model. In this Glamour cover story, actress Chloë Grace Moretz talks about changing her mind about feminism, campaigning for Hillary Clinton, and “making gender-equalizing movies, where you can put a male actor or a female actor in that role, and it would work the same way.” Glamour

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ON MY RADAR

27 boss ladies talk about their work style  Buzzfeed

Meet the woman who defied 300 neo-Nazis at a Swedish rally  The Guardian

Men have book clubs, too  New York Times

Beyonce blasts North Carolina LGBT law—but doesn’t cancel her show there  Stereogum


QUOTE

Final Thought....

Shouldn't #TedCruz have been forced to carry his unviable campaign to term?
-- Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal Twitter

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