An Ivanka Trump exclusive
Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina (@valzarya) here. We get a first peek at Ivanka Trump’s new book, Samantha Bee hosts her big Washington bash, and Gwyneth apparently wants to be the Oprah of wellness. Have a great Monday—and first of May!
• An Ivanka exclusive. This morning, Fortune published an exclusive excerpt from Ivanka Trump’s forthcoming book, Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success. The book, which comes out tomorrow, focuses on Trump’s career advice for women—though it also quotes extensively from familiar names like Anne-Marie Slaughter and Sheryl Sandberg. A few highlights from the excerpt:
Trump wasn’t always so comfortable with her image as a working mom. She didn’t share a picture of her first child, Arabella, publicly until the girl was a year old—in part because she was “was grappling with whether being a young female executive with a baby would undermine my authority in the eyes of my colleagues and peers in a very male-dominated industry.”
Coping with her schedule during her father’s campaign threw Trump into “survival mode.” She says she relied on “meticulous planning” to balance her travel schedule with school drop-offs and bedtime routines, while “self-care” and other regular coping devices went out the window.
She tried to set an example for a different kind of corporate culture” at her fashion company. Among Trump’s strategies: bringing her children to the office regularly, telling her staff when she was leaving early for family obligations, and encouraging flexible work arrangements.
While Women Who Work was written before the 2016 election, it’s impossible to read the book without a keen awareness of Trump’s current position as first daughter and assistant to the president. Now that she’s given us a closer look at her beliefs and experiences, her words raise one very important question: How will Trump use her newfound influence to translate the worldview she espouses in the book into policies that have the power to help working women everywhere? Fortune
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• Cracking the tax code. Although the single-page tax proposal the Trump administration released on Wednesday is scant on details, Fortune‘s Claire Zillman digs into the implications of a rumored boost to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (which allows parents to cut up to $2,100 from their tax bill for spending on child care). Here’s what the potential new tax break would mean for working parents: Fortune
• Goop is growing. Condé Nast and Gwyneth Paltrow are teaming up to create a quarterly print magazine version of Goop, Paltrow’s digital lifestyle brand. The new mag will be supported by online content created by both brands and staffed by employees from both companies. New York Times
• Bee’s big weekend. On Saturday, Samantha Bee hosted “Not The White House Correspondents’ Dinner”—an alternative to, well, the actual White House Correspondents’ dinner. While POTUS traditionally attends the latter event, President Trump did not make an appearance at either, instead spending the evening at a rally for his supporters in Pennsylvania. New York Times
• Insular Outfitters? Union-affiliated CtW Investment Group is urging shareholders to vote against re-electing of two directors of the Urban Outfitters board, saying that the directors’ “extreme insularity” has contributed to the company’s weak performance. Just two women are on the company’s nine-member board—and one of them is CEO Richard Hayne’s wife. Fortune
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Karol Mason, a former assistant attorney general in President Obama’s administration, will be the next president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
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.
•That voice inside. McChrystal Group partner Lenore Karafa says you should never ignore your gut. “Despite the noise, it’s your life and your journey, and sometimes you have to take risks and trust that your own instincts will see you through,” she writes. Fortune
•Hear something, say something. Deb Liu, VP of platform and marketplace at Facebook, says that failing to acknowledge gender stereotyping only allows the practice to persist. Rather than ignore it, ask your colleagues to clarify what they mean. Fortune
•Maximize your mornings. Getting the toughest tasks off your plate in the morning gives you more freedom for the rest of your day, writes Neha Sampat, CEO of Built.io. “For entrepreneurs just getting started, this approach might be the jumpstart you need to step up your game.” Fortune
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Ileana’s leaving. Florida Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the first Hispanic woman to serve in Congress, is retiring after 38 years in public service, citing “a personal decision based on personal considerations.” Miami Herald
• An ageless affliction. The gambling addiction among older women near or in retirement appears to be increasing in scope and severity, with a devastating impact on personal finances. New York Times
• Happy feminism? In her first book, The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness, attorney-turned-columnist Jill Filipovic looks at feminism through a new lens: “What could topple the most stubborn roadblocks [of the women’s movement],” Filipovic suggests, “is a feminism and a politics that reorient themselves away from simple equality and toward happiness and pleasure.” The Atlantic
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