The Broadsheet: February 13th

February 13, 2015, 12:38 PM UTC

Happy almost Valentine’s Day, Broadsheet readers. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gears up for her next set of big cases to protect women’s rights, and details emerge on Amy Pascal’s final days as co-chair of Sony Pictures. Read on to hear the story of a woman truly living the Napa Valley dream. Have a great long weekend and we’ll see you back here on Tuesday.


She won't give up. Working with a male majority, 81-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has consistently felt that she's had to stand up for women on issues like abortion access, birth control and equal pay. Coming soon will be decisions on such issues as workplace rights of pregnant women. “I was a law school teacher. And that’s how I regard my role here with my colleagues, who haven’t had the experience of growing up female and don’t fully appreciate the arbitrary barriers that have been put in women’s way," she said in an interview with Bloomberg.  Bloomberg


 Pascal pushed out. "All I did was get fired," the former co-chair of Sony Pictures said in her first public comments since her emails were hacked. Pascal, who soon will become a producer at Sony, added that she felt both helpless and liberated once all her emails -- including the offensive ones -- were out in the world. “There was absolutely nothing I could do about whether I hurt people,” she said at the Women in the World event in San Francisco. “It was horrible. It was also strangely freeing.”  WSJ

Online only. Hewlett-Packard, led by CEO Meg Whitman, soon will become the largest company to hold online-only shareholder meetings. The decision makes activist investors targeting HP unhappy because online meetings lead to less face time with the CEO.   Reuters

 The most female bosses. The Caribbean is home to the world's highest proportion of female bosses, according to a report out by the United Nations. "Women are the ones who are the main breadwinners. We push harder to earn," said a female smoke shop owner in Jamaica, where nearly 60% of managers are women.  NYTimes

Lead like a woman. Too often when we tell women to "lean in" to their careers and take on new challenges, we expect them to adopt the leadership traits traditionally associated with men, writes Roxane Gay for Fortune. It's time to move the discussion beyond traditional gender norms to a place that is more accepting of different leadership styles. "Instead of telling women to lean in, or quiet people to speak up, we need to suggest that managers wake up and open their eyes and minds," she writes. Fortune

 Women as 'equipment.' Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF who is facing charges that he hired prostitutes, frequently referred to women as "equipment" in text messages to friends about sex parties.  Bloomberg

A first for Vice. Vice Media has replaced its editor-in-chief, Rocco Castoro, with Ellis Jones, the first female top editor in the publication's 20-year history. Jones started as an intern with Vice in 2009. Bizwomen

 Correction: A previous version of The Broadsheet misidentified the CEO of HP. She is Meg Whitman.


Today's #FoodWineWomen Friday story comes to you from Fortune's Deena Shanker, who spoke with Molly Chappellet, the co-founder of Chappellet Winery, about her life filled with family, art and, of course, plenty of wine. 

This woman is living the Napa Valley dream 

When Molly Chappellet raised her six children, she taught them exactly how to respond to her requests: “The answer is yes. What’s the question?”

Now they're adults running the family business, and the tables have turned. “I have to retrain myself,” Chappellet told Fortune. “I had never envisioned taking orders from my children!”

But such is the fate of Chappellet, co-founder of the renowned Chappellet Winery in Napa. She and her husband Donn have been living on their vineyard, raising their family, and making acclaimed wines for 48 years. And while Chappellet jokes about the challenges of a family business, she clearly is pleased to have built a company (and lifestyle) that keeps most of her children nearby. Three of the Chappellet children work full-time at the vineyard—and all are shareholders and on the winery’s board. “They all worked in the vineyard when they were young,” Chappellet says. “This is part of their life and they’ve never been able to shake it.”

The Chappellets founded their winery on Pritchard Hill in 1967. It was the second to be built in post-Prohibition Napa Valley, only a year after Robert Mondavi opened the first. “When we moved here, the most revealing part of the move was our association with competitors,” Chappellet says. “People would extend their hand and say, ‘What can we do to help you?’”

She says that the Chappellets’ first wine was a prime example of this camaraderie. Without the help of Mondavi, Joe Heitz (of Heitz Cellar) and Jack Davies (of Schramsberg Vineyards), their first vintage likely would not have been made.

“One said, ‘Oh, well I could crush your grapes for you,’” Chappellet remembers. “And the next one would say, ‘Well, I could bottle them, we just got a new bottling facility.’” The finished bottles were then stored in Schramberg’s famous caves.

But while that community still exists, she says, not all of the 400+ winemakers in Napa are part of it. “Very often now the wineries are owned by large corporations who really don’t have a lot of connection with the land or the people tending it.”

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Jeans or yoga pants? After reporting full-year earnings for 2014, Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh told me that getting women back into jeans -- and out of yoga pants -- is a key goal. Women represent just 20% of Levi's total sales. Fortune

 Lean back, dad. Dads who spend more time with their children are more likely to believe that work improves their home lives and less likely to view caring for children as a source of stress, according to a new study.  HuffPost

 After Obama's heart. Days after President Obama called on the music industry to realize how lyrics can affect gender relations in the U.S., a rising star released a song with just his kind of message. Rebecca Juliet's Damsel in Distress is a fun song about why women don't need to be saved by men.  YouTube

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Integrate your profession and purpose  HuffPost

Female firefighters extinguish stereotypes in India  NYTimes

The woman who makes $1 million a year on Etsy Fast Company

Why the financial world should obviously be run by women  Quartz

How to intentionally design a happier life  Fast Company


Let's just anticipate that we (all of us) will disappoint ourselves somehow. Go ahead and let it happen. Let somebody else be a better mother than you for one afternoon. Let somebody else go to art school. Let somebody else have a happy marriage, while you foolishly pick the wrong guy. (Hell, I've done it; it's survivable.) While you're at it, take the wrong job. Move to the wrong city... Fall flat on your face if you must, but please, for the sake of us all, do not stop. Map your own life.

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of <em>Eat Pray Love</em>, talks about the importance of accepting the possibility of failure.