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The Broadsheet: June 1

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Czech model Petra Nemcova is in the hot seat over a donation to the Clinton Foundation, the “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers” explains why she’s ditching the job that made her famous, and Fortune looks into why Brooklyn has become a mecca for women-led startups. Have a productive Monday.


It’s the Brooklyn way. A recent CrunchBase analysis found that Brooklyn is the city with the largest percentage of female-founded startups. Fortune looks into what the borough has–or in some cases, lacks–that makes it so appealing to women entrepreneurs.   Fortune


• Hillary’s ex-Googler. Continuing her series on the women on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election team, Fortune‘s Nina Easton talks with ex-Googler Stephanie Hannon. Hannon is Clinton’s chief technology officer–the first woman to hold that title in a presidential campaign.   Fortune

Ideas, not outfits. Whenever a woman took the stage at last week’s Google I/O conference, the comments on the event’s livestream quickly became sexist and offensive. This Wired story argues that the only way to tame the trolls is to make powerful women talking tech so commonplace that commenters are forced to attack their ideas–not their outfits. Wired

• A model charity? Last year, Petra Nemcova, the Czech model who survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami by clinging to a palm tree, provided a $500,000 contribution to the Clinton Foundation via her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund. Shortly thereafter, Bill Clinton agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the charity’s annual gala. Now, Happy Hearts’ former executive director, Sue Veres Royal, is alleging that the exchange was a quid pro quo. Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers interviewed Nemcova at last year’s Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in New York City, one month before her controversial fundraiser.  New York Times

• Ditching Dooce. Heather Armstrong, the woman the New York Times once called “the Queen of the Mommy Bloggers,” talks to New York Magazine about the effect of sharing her private life online, the reason she’s ditching her blog Dooce, and what she plans to do next.  New York Magazine

• Put away plus size. In a TEDx Talk, body activist and model Ashley Graham explains why it’s time for us to retire the term “plus size.” Time

• A rude awakening. New data finds that women sleep more than men do. But during the week, women report waking up in worse moods. One possible explanation: During the day, women multitask more, using more brainpower. Quartz

 Big promotion. Fortune’s Michal Lev-Ram talks to new Evernote COO Linda Kozlowski about why the number of female tech COOs seems to be increasing, and her vision for the future of Evernote.  Fortune

• Future media maven. When 92-year-old Sumner Redstone dies, his daughter Shari Redstone will have a big say in what happens at CBS and Viacom. This profile of Shari suggests that, while she is unlikely to take an operational position at either company, she’s playing an active role in the family business.  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 last week.

• Personality on paper. A good resume does a lot more than detail your work experience, says Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop. She wants to see resumes that evoke your personality and passions. Fortune

Numbers are No.1. Brit Morin, CEO of Brit + Co, has her own resume rules. She loves creative resumes—so long as you lay off the crazy fonts–and looks for strong metrics: “Words can tell a story, but numbers can prove it’s true.”   Fortune

Get that first gig. Donna Morris, SVP of people and places at Adobe, has three tips for new grads looking to land their first job.   Fortune


• New venture. Fortune‘s Dan Primack has the exclusive on Jess Verrilli, who is stepping down as director of corporate development and strategy at Twitter to become a partner at Google Ventures. Fortune

Time for a little pink pill? A petition urging the FDA to approve a drug known as “Viagra for women” has received more than 40,000 signatures. The drug, flibanserin, has been rejected twice by the agency, but is being reconsidered on Thursday. New York Times

• Smoke shamers. Beijing is enlisting women in the battle to enforce a new ban against smoking indoors. Though 23% of the city does light up, officials say female smokers are rare, making women and girls a key force for shaming smokers into compliance. WSJ

The ultimate wearable tech. Regina Dugan is the leader of Google’s Advanced Technologies and Products, a group tasked with developing completely new products. The ATAP’s current project: conductive fabrics that could turn your clothes into a computer. New York Times

1,000 words. This NPR story looks back at one of the most important works published by photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away last week. Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay exposed the plight of young women involved in Mumbai’s dangerous and predatory sex trafficking. NPR

VC on AI. Venture capitalist Shivon Zilis talks about what drew her to “machine learning,” a field that includes big data, artificial intelligence, and self-driving cars.  Ozy

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Have we learned anything from the Columbia rape case?  New York Times

Are all work-life balance experts self-employed hypocrites?  Fortune

Maria Contreras-Sweet on taking your skills with you New York Times

Woman unwittingly discards vintage Apple computer worth $200,000  Re/Code

Read a mother’s note to the man who Facebook-shamed her for breastfeeding in public  Time


What I want to say to young girls is forget about likability. If you start thinking about being likable, you are not going to tell your story honestly, because you are going to be so concerned with not offending, and that’s going to ruin your story. So forget about likability.

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie