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The Broadsheet: June 2

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Ellen Pao sets her appeal in motion, Vanity Fair‘s cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner–once Bruce–breaks the Internet, and the number of Republican women in Congress has flatlined. Have a great Tuesday!


Ellen appeals. Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, who rocked Silicon Valley when she sued former employer Kleiner Perkins for gender-based discrimination — and lost — will file an appeal, according to a document filed in California Superior Court.  Fortune


Meet Caitlyn. Vanity Fair‘s July cover of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, took over the Internet yesterday. The magazine also released a preview of its 22-page profile of the former Olympian and current reality star, which includes Jenner’s fears about undergoing facial-feminization surgery, her take on coping with pronoun confusion and the past mistakes she made as a father.   Vanity Fair

A Warrior falls. Padmasree Warrior, CTO and strategy officer of networking giant Cisco Systems, will leave the company this summer. Her last day will be the day before Chuck Robbins takes over as CEO, the outcome of a succession race that has lasted nearly three years. Re/Code

• SCOTUS rules. The Supreme Court ruled against Abercrombie & Fitch in a discrimination case brought by Samantha Elauf, a Muslim woman who said the company denied her employment because she wore a hijab. During the trial Elauf testified that the experience made her feel “disrespected because of my religious beliefs.”  Fortune

Guys’ Old Party? While the overall number of women in Congress is rising, the ranks of Republican women have been stagnant for nearly a decade. New York Times

• Phan’s freebie. In her latest bid to take over the universe, YouTube superstar and makeup maven Michelle Phan has launched Ipsy Open Studios, a new resource that will provide beauty entrepreneurs with access to studio space, digital tools and advice. Best of all: It’s free. Fortune

• The woman behind the tweets. Fortune‘s Nina Easton’s latest profile of the women behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign focuses on digital director Katie Dowd, one of the authors of the candidate’s spot-on Twitter bio.   Fortune

• T-minus 12 to launch. In more Hillary news: Apparently her 2016 bid hasn’t actually gotten rolling yet–although you could have fooled me. The Clinton campaign has announced that it will officially launch on June 13 with a rally on New York City’s Roosevelt Island.  Time


Objection! A new report from American Lawyer finds that female attorneys tend to do lower-level tasks for clients and earn less for the hours they work. If that wasn’t depressing enough, the study also says that women account for just 17% of equity partners at the 200 top-grossing firms and notes that even those who do make partner earn nearly $250,000 less than men per year. Bloomberg

• Headed to detention? Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the top official at Chicago Public Schools, is resigning amid a federal investigation of the city’s school system. WSJ

• Investing in women. Jonathan Sposato, CEO of photo editing software PicMonkey, announced that he will fund only companies with at least one female founder.  Mashable

• A programming pioneer. This Vox story cobbles together old photos and bits of various books, documentaries and articles to create a profile of Margaret Hamilton, the programmer whose code saved the Apollo 11 mission. If you don’t already know about Hamilton, a pioneer, icon and all-around badass, make time to read it. Vox

• Black gold gals. Three of the four major oil companies operating in Alaska are run by women. BP Alaska regional president Janet Weiss, Exxon Alaska production manager Karen Hagedorn, and Shell Alaska VP Laurie Schmidt talk about how they got into the oil game and what it’s like to work in a male-dominated industry in a male-dominated state. The South Bend Tribune

• Sibling support. Darline Graham Nordone introduced her brother, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), as he announced his presidential bid yesterday. The siblings’ mother died of Hodgkin’s lymphoma when Graham was 20 and his sister was 11. Less than two years later, their father died of a heart attack. Nordone says Graham, who never married, raised her alone: “He’s kind of like a brother, a father and a mother rolled into one.” New York Times

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The 24-7 work culture’s toll on families and gender equality  New York Times

Queen Elizabeth’s paycheck is under review to be cut  Fortune

Women are still shouldering the majority of the stress of having a child  ThinkProgress

Millennial men are more likely to stray when their wives earn the pay  Fortune

New York nail salons are now required to post a workers’ bill of rights  New York Times


This book is dedicated to those readers who asked…and asked… and asked… and asked for this.

Author EL James, who has announced that a new <em>Fifty Shades of Grey</em> novel will come out this summer