The Broadsheet: May 18

May 18, 2015, 11:43 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer lands atop another highest-paid list, Hillary Clinton is also raking in the dough, and an anthropologist takes us into the wilds of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Have a great Monday!


 The $42 million woman. Thirteen of the 200 highest-paid CEOs are women, according to The New York Times. While it's hard to get too worked up about anyone on this list being underpaid -- particularly top-ranked Marissa Mayer with $42.1 million -- it's worth noting that the average pay for the women on the list is 9.4% less than the overall average. New York Times


 Working class champion? Hillary and Bill Clinton earned more than $30 million in the past 16 months, with $25 million coming from paid speeches and around $5 million coming from Hillary’s book, Hard Choices. WSJ

 Hulu to the rescue. Hulu has officially revived Mindy Kaling's comedy, The Mindy Project, for a fourth season. Nabbing Mindy is just the latest sign that Hulu is getting serious about competing with its larger rivals.  Fortune

Meet the SAHMs. Wednesday Martin, an anthropologist and author of the forthcoming memoir Primates of Park Avenue, writes about what she's learned from spending six years on Manhattan's Upper East Side with glamorous stay-at-home-moms ("Glam SAHMs"). Calling this "anthropology" feels like a stretch, but the article is still catnip to anyone curious about how the other half lives.   New York Times

Not funny. U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez apologized for making a stereotypical Native American “war cry” gesture while joking about confusing an Indian American with a Native American. LA Times

Mad Men's power players. I'm still in denial that AMC's Mad Men is over, so allow me one more post about the show. In this video, the series' female writers ponder a burning question: Would Joan Harris or Peggy Olsen have landed on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list? Fortune

 Taylor's teasers. Taylor Swift spent most of last week rolling out teasers for her new "Bad Blood" video, which has an all-star cast that includes Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez and Karlie Kloss. The video finally premiered last night at the Billboard Music Awards--where Taylor picked up 8 wins--and it was worth the wait. Watch it here. ABCNews

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: New Line has hired Catherine Nam as VP of publicity and communications.


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.

It takes a village. Rather than focus on a single mentor, look for guidance from across your network, says Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop. In fact, John says she got some of the most important advice of her career from a one-off lunch with someone she hasn't spoken with since.  Fortune

Run toward risk. Taking your career to the next level sometimes requires you to embrace the unknown, says Erin Ganju, co-founder and CEO of Room to Read. For Ganju, that meant leaving a comfortable corporate job to launch a nonprofit. "Find out what inspires a mixture of fear and excitement in you and run towards it."   Fortune

 Context is everything. Facing rejection at work? That may just mean you need to put your idea in a new context, says Lisa Lambert, vice president of Intel Capital. When she couldn't find support for her proposal to start a professional network of female executives at Intel, Lambert took the plan outside of the company. Fortune


Manicurists take it into their own hands. Two manicurists filed a lawsuit against four New York City nail salons and two salon owners for failing to pay workers the minimum wage and overtime. The manicurists want to represent other technicians who have also experienced violations by the salons over the past six years.  Fortune

 The Canadian Craigslist. While still an executive with eBay, Janet Bannister was asked to develop a site specifically for the Canadian market. What she came up with was Kijiji, which now is one of Canada's 10 most popular sites and proof that Google and Facebook's one-size-fits-all approach isn't the only way to create an online success.   New York Times

 A tennis icon hits the screen. The life story of Chinese tennis star Li Na is being made into a film. Li is a seminal figure in Chinese sports: She won the French Open in 2011, becoming the first person from Asia to win a tennis major.  WSJ

Talking it out. Isiah Thomas, the new president of WNBA team the New York Liberty, had a meeting with players this weekend to talk about a jury ruling that Madison Square Garden improperly fired a female executive who accused Thomas of sexual harassment in 2007. ESPN

Work-work balance? A new biography of Elon Musk alleges that he went off on an employee for missing a work event to be at the birth of his child. Of course, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO -- who denies the charges -- is far from the only leader to be accused of stripping the "life" out of employees' work-life balance. Fortune takes a look at few of the most infamously family-unfriendly CEOs. Fortune

 A study in contradictions. In her home nation of Saudi Arabia, Lubna Olayan can’t drive, show her hair in public or leave the country without her husband’s permission. What she can do, however, is oversee the Middle East operations of Olayan Group, one of Saudi Arabia's biggest conglomerates.  Bloomberg

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Pitch Perfect 2 finds its voice to win the weekend box office  Time

Early men and women were equal, say scientists  The Guardian

The Pope canonizes two Palestinian nuns  Time

Chinese maternity tourists and the business of being born American  Bloomberg

In a time of war, my 15-year-old daughter became a hero  Quartz


They don’t see us as a powerful economic force, which is an incredible ignorance.

Salma Hayek, on sexism in Hollywood