The Broadsheet: May 6

May 6, 2015, 11:37 AM UTC
Fortune

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Loretta Lynch goes to Baltimore, Fortune names the most overrated CEOs, and the nation–including President Obama–is still grieving for Sheryl Sandberg on the loss of her husband, Dave Goldberg. Plus, it’s time for the Broadsheet Readers Survey. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

Sheryl speaks. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has made her first public comment on the tragic death of her husband Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey. Writing on her Facebook wall, Sandberg called Goldberg "her rock." She wrote: "We had 11 truly joyful years of the deepest love, happiest marriage, and truest partnership that I could imagine." Facebook

Presidential honor. Indicating Sandberg's power and the widespread affection for Goldberg in the tech industry, President Obama wrote a touching tribute on the White House's Facebook wall. The President called Goldberg the "definition of a real leader" and "a husband and father...we could all learn from." Facebook

 The AG steps in. U.S. Attorney general Loretta Lynch went to Baltimore yesterday to meet with police officials and the family of Freddie Gray.  WSJ

 New lesson plan. Applications to Teach for America, which trains recent college grads to teach in disadvantaged public schools, are down 10%. Elisa Villanueva Beard, co-CEO of TFA, tells Fortune about the plan to get the non-profit back on track. Fortune

Mom as mentor.  Mothers are playing professional mentor to their daughters—and struggling to walk the line between guidance and meddling.   WSJ

 The female face of terror. Writing about how ISIS is recruiting women, Fortune's Nina Easton details the chilling roles women play as the group's morality enforcers, propagandists and even overseers of rape against captured non-Muslim women. Fortune

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 A dubious honor. Fortune's new list of the five most overrated CEOs is out, and only woman landed in the lineup. Can you guess who?  Fortune

Great Scot? Nicola Sturgeon, leader of Scotland’s semiautonomous government, isn't running for Parliament in Thursday's UK election but, according to the latest polls, she will still come out a winner. Her left-leaning separatist Scottish National Party is likely to end up with the third-largest block of seats in Parliament, turing her into a national political force.  New York Times

 Queen of comp. Angela Ahrendts, Apple's retail boss, earned $82.6 million in 2014, making her the highest-paid female executive in the U.S. Bloomberg

 Do they make CliffsNotes for that? Carly Fiorina said yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt that she's no fan of the FCC’s recent net neutrality rules. But, as Fortune's Dan Primack points out, it’s not clear that she’s actually read them.  Fortune

The Kardashian Kollection is kuput. Sears has stopped selling items in the Kardashian Kollection. The line, which was intended to bring Kim, Kourtney and Khloe's fashion empire to the masses, was a flop.  Fortune

 OopsA newly discovered exchange from the trove of leaked Sony emails suggests that Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter questioned the profitability of a female-led superhero film just months before Marvel announced the Captain Marvel movie, which will star, yes, a female superhero.  Time

 Goings goes HeForShe. Tupperware CEO Rick Goings tells Fortune why his company is partnering with HeForShe, the UN Women’s program that is calling on men to support women in the push for gender parity. Fortune

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ON MY RADAR

Jennifer Ehle and Cynthia Nixon to star in Emily Dickenson biopic  Variety

Iran arrests prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi  Buzzfeed

Free good idea: Put a Native American woman on the $20 bill  Fusion

Google raises the stakes on diversity  USA Today

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We don’t think like we’re as old as we are...We understand that the business hasn’t provided a lot of room for people like us. So that’s something that we’re interested in. We’re interested in opening that up.

Lily Tomlin, speaking about co-star Jane Fonda. Tomlin and Fonda's new Netflix series, <i>Grace and Frankie</i>, debuts Friday.