The Broadsheet: March 16

March 16, 2015, 11:36 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Loretta Lynch may be back in a holding pattern, Brazilians are protesting President Dilma Rousseff, and Taylor Swift reminds us of her omnipotence. Read on to learn why Emily White, a major get for Snapchat when she was hired in late 2013, is disappearing from the startup. Enjoy your Monday!


White vanishes from Snapchat. Emily White, a former Instagram exec who became Snapchat's COO in late 2013, is leaving the company. CEO Evan Spiegel apparently wants to take a more hands-on role at the startup, cutting into White's current duties. White is the third top exec in the past two months to leave Snapchat, which reportedly is valued at $15 billion. Re/Code


Loretta languishes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNN's State of the Union that he would put off a vote on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch unless the Senate moves ahead on a human trafficking bill. The catch? Some Democrats object to an abortion provision included in the trafficking legislation. Mediaite

An Ellen update. On Friday, Ellen Pao took questions from the jurors in her ongoing gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins--most of which focused on possible inconsistencies in her testimony. On, Adam Lashinsky has some questions of his own, based on a story he wrote about Kleiner Perkins seven years ago, and Dan Primack considers Pao's motives for bringing the suit and why they matter.

 The Taylor effect. Last week, Taylor Swift tweeted about listening to Kelsea Ballerini, an up-and-coming country singer. Almost immediately, Ballerini's album sales, her Twitter followers and all-around buzz buzz about her went through the roof. Hey, Taylor: How about giving The Broadsheet a shoutout? Washington Post

More than an apple. Nancie Atwell, a writing teacher and founder of a private school in Maine, won a $1 million award dubbed "the Nobel Prize for Teaching." Atwell's school, the Center for Teaching and Learning, is dedicated to experimenting with teaching techniques and training new educators. How will she spend the prize money? "Two new furnaces—the boilers are shot—and books!"  USA Today

 Rising up against Rousseff.  More than one million Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to protest government scandals and the rising cost of living. Among the protesters' demands: the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Bloomberg


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 this week.

A clear plan. Dawn Zier, president and CEO of Nutrisystem, has some advice for working moms: Find your own way to balance work and parenting, then be sure to share your strategy with the team. Otherwise, you risk confusing colleagues or giving them the wrong impression. Fortune

Don't look. How does Zirtual CEO Maren Kate Donovan manage email overload? She doesn't. Donovan's tips: Never check email before noon, late at night, or on weekends. Fortune

Embrace the struggle. Women do face obstacles in the workplace, but those challenges can help you grow, says Carolyn Rodz, CEO of Market Mentor.  Fortune


 The power of paternity leave. A new report from UCLA finds that paternity leave establishes a pattern of shared childcare, boosting the wife's ability to stay in the workforce. While Fortune has made this point before, the stats remain unsettling: Nine countries do not officially mandate any paid leave from work for mothers and fathers of newborns. The U.S. is the only developed country in this group.   NPR

Diapers, not divas. Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein are co-presidents of Baby2Baby, a fast-growing California non-profit that supplies low-income families with diapers and children’s clothing. New York Times

Getting settled? A U.S. District Judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement between Hewlett-Packard and its shareholders, related to the 2011 acquisition of British software firm Autonomy. HP has been trying to settle the suit, which alleges that current CEO Meg Whitman and other execs failed to spot problems with Autonomy’s business for nearly a year.  WSJ

Sucking up cash. Vacuum maker Dyson is investing $15 million in Sakti3, a Michigan battery startup led by Marie Sastry. If successful, Sakti3's batteries have the potential to revolutionize the electric car industry. WSJ

Valerie's view. Presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about immigration, her relationship with the first family and working with Republicans.  New York Times

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An algorithm that tells the boss who might quit  WSJ

Meet Afghanistan's first woman taxi driver, who sleeps with a hunting rifle  Quartz

The View is TV's most dysfunctional family  New York Times

Cinderella beats Liam Neeson for weekend box office  Time


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