The Broadsheet: April 28th


Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Meet the major general who’s leading the National Guard’s attempt to quell the riots in Baltimore, a stylist who specializes in transgender women, and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Have a productive Tuesday.


 National Guardian. In the wake of the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the latest young black man to become a symbol of police brutality, Baltimore has erupted into riots and looting. Governor Larry Hogan has called in the National Guard, led by Major General Linda Singh. In 2013, Fortune's Pattie Sellers talked to Singh about her fascinating life, which has taken her from runaway high school dropout, to U.S. Army commander in Afghanistan, to managing director at consulting giant Accenture.  Fortune


 Owning the interview. A new study finds that female job seekers have the worst outcomes when they interview with men who claim to support gender equality but show high levels of implicit bias. Don't let prejudice stop you from getting the job! Fortune spoke to experts about four ways women can counter a biased interviewer. Fortune

A new sheriff in town. New U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was sworn in yesterday. In the ceremony, Lynch pledged to "imbue our criminal justice system with both strength and fairness" in order to protect everyone's rights. "It's about time this woman is being sworn in," said Vice President Joe Biden. You said it, Joe.  Time

 Peltz gets a win. DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman's battle to keep activist investor Nelson Peltz off the company's board suffered a blow on Monday. Influential proxy advisory service Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that DuPont put Peltz, plus his nominee John Myers, on the board. Of course, there's still time for Kullman to turn the tide: The board is scheduled to vote on May 13. Fortune

 A makeover maven. Monica Prata is the founder of Nouveau She, a feminine image consultancy that works with transgender women. For around $130 an hour, Prata provides hair, makeup and wardrobe makeovers, as well as guidance on facial feminization and gender reassignment surgery. New York Magazine

 A global gap. A new U.N. report finds that worldwide, women earn an average 24% less than men do. Prepare yourself: It gets more depressing. Women also do nearly two and half times more unpaid and domestic work and are less likely to receive a pension. Time

 Avon ladies diversifyAvon sells makeup, right? Well, yes--but that's not all. CEO Sherilyn McCoy is pushing the company to think more broadly, and Avon reps are now selling a range of items to make a woman or her home more attractive, including jewelry, clothes, shoes and housewares. Can this strategy turn the struggling company around? We'll see.  WSJ


Bouncing back from bullying. Elise Stefanik says she was once a target of elementary school “mean girls." When the bullying prompted her to switch schools, she regained her confidence and ran for school council. Maybe Stefanik should thank those girls for setting her on the political path: At 30 years old, she's the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. NY Post

 Engineering a change. How can we create more female engineers? Lina Nilsson, innovation director at the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley, says women are drawn to engineering projects designed to achieve societal good. Make the content of the work more meaningful, she writes, and the women will come in droves. New York Times

 Lean, guys, lean. This year's annual Milken Institute Global Conference focuses on women and girls. Mike Milken and Peter Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg, write that companies and male executives must "lean in" too, playing a key role in putting more women on corporate boards.   WSJ

A daughter's direction. Spanish lender Banco Santander says first-quarter net profit rose 32% from a year earlier. The bank is led by Ana Botín, who took over this fall after the sudden death of her father. As Executive Chairman, Botín has successfully shifted Banco Santander's strategy, focusing on issuing new loans rather than targeting major acquisitions.  WSJ

 Opposing counselors. Lori Wallach, an anti-globalization activist and leader of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, is leading the charge against a massive trade deal now being considered by Congress. Her primary foe? Michael Froman, a former Harvard Law classmate with whom she's been dueling for decades. New York Times

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The best and worst fonts to use on your resume  Bloomberg

Google can tell you whether your fashion sense is trending  Time

Cheryl Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes: How did I get here?  Bloomberg

Forget staying beautiful. Women should aspire to eternal coolness  The New Republic


When will the film industry catch up with the fact that women-centric films do well? It’s just like what Cate Blanchett said at the Oscars. The hunger for female-driven stories is there. You just have to make the films.

Carey Mulligan, whose new film, <em>Far From the Madding Crowd</em>, opens on May 1

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