Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina Zarya (@valzarya) here. Powerful moms speak out against violence, Ruth Bader Ginsberg sits down for a rare interview, and Theresa May is now running unopposed for leadership of the U.K. Have a productive Monday.
• Power moms speak out. A number of influential mothers are speaking up about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
Kim Kardashian West wrote on her website about being a mother of a black son: “I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust—the people who ‘protect and serve’—may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin.”
Beyoncé‘s website has transformed into a powerful call to action to the black community. It reads: “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they stop killing us.” The site also includes links to contact local representatives and voice protest online.
Lezley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, Mo. in 2014, penned a powerful op-ed in the New York Times about the experience of being a mother in the aftermath of tragedy. “When their children are killed, mothers are expected to say something. To help keep the peace. To help make change,” she wrote. “We are taught to be peaceful, but we aren’t at peace.”
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Gretchen gets backup. Since Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the network’s CEO Roger Ailes last week, more than a dozen women have contacted Carlson’s attorney, Nancy Erika Smith, and made similar allegations. Six of these women spoke with New York Magazine, two on the record. Meanwhile, Fox hosts Greta van Susteren and Maria Bartiromo have come out in support of Ailes, with van Susteren saying that Carlson’s allegations don’t “have any ring of truth.”
New York Magazine
• Clearing the way for May. Andrea Leadsom, an energy minister and one of two female contenders to replace David Cameron as leader of the U.K.’s Conservative Party and next prime minister, announced that she was dropping out of the race on Monday. Over the weekend, she apologized for suggesting in an interview that being a mother made her better qualified to run the country than her rival, Home Secretary Theresa May. All signs point to May becoming Britain’s next leader.
• A history of Holmes. Last week, federal regulators banned Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or operating a medical lab for at least two years. To understand just how far Holmes has fallen, Fortune‘s Dan Primack undertakes a comprehensive review of the blood-testing startup’s founder since she first started Theranos in 2003.
• RBG goes Kiwi? In a rare interview with the New York Times, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg discussed President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland (“He would be a great colleague”) and what she thinks of a Donald Trump presidency (“It’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”)
New York Times
• Use your power for good. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote an impassioned post on the company’s Creator Blog, asking the community of online celebrities to use their influence to “help us all figure out how to live together in respect, to lend support to the Black community, to Dallas and to all the victims’ families.”
YouTube Creator Blog
• New Hampshire heats up. The New Hampshire Senate race is notable not only because it is between two women—Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan—but because of how fiercely competitive it has become, thanks to the gun debate.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Maria Grazia Chiuri, formerly the co-creative director of Valentino, has been named artistic director of Dior.
MPW INSIDER MONDAYS
Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here’s some of the best of what we heard last week.
• Think like Serena. Karen Peetz, president of The Bank of New York Mellon, explains why women should think more like athletes.
• How to shine. Gail Mandel, president and CEO of Wyndham Destination Network, has a list of six ways that women can stand out at work. Number one: Kill them with competence.
• From intern to employee. Here’s how to land an internship and turn it into a full-time job, writes Joyce Russell, president of Adecco Staffing USA.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Calling out the Clintons. Maureen Dowd writes a scathing editorial about Hillary and Bill Clinton, in which she argues that their “vast carelessness drags down everyone around them, but they persevere, and even thrive.”
New York Times
• Williams’ big win. Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon championship on Saturday, tying Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
• Not buying it. Nearly half of women of childbearing age choose not to have children. These women spend more on things like beauty products, groceries, and travel than mothers do, yet marketers all but ignore them.
New York Times
• Cali’s top cop. OZY‘s Nick Fouriezos asks if Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general and front-runner in the state’s Senate race, can live up to the Democratic Party’s ultra-high expectations of her.
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|Do not let this precipitate a new normal in this country.|
| -- Loretta Lynch, speaking about the violent events of last week |