The Broadsheet: June 3

June 3, 2015, 11:47 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Female country singers are trashing a sexist radio exec, an advice columnist gives the worst advice ever, and a new conference aims to get women into the pot business. Have a great Wednesday!


 Nashville nasty. Country music star Martina McBride has joined the growing backlash against radio exec Keith Hill, who said in an interview, "If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out." McBride, who called his comments "dangerous," is just the latest female country star to weigh in; Miranda LambertLaura Bell Bundy and Jennifer Nettles have already publicly expressed their disgust. CBSNews


 Setting sights on White. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), known for taking on Wall Street banks and the issue of income inequality, is now going after SEC chair Mary Jo White, calling White's two-year tenure “extremely disappointing.”  New York Times

Worst advice ever. In a career advice column for Science Magazine, Alice Huang, a well-known molecular biologist and faculty member at Caltech, responded to a young researcher who asked for advice about handling her adviser’s repeated attempts to peer down her shirt. Huang's counsel: As long as he makes no other advances,"put up with it." Needless to say, the Internet was not quite so complacent. Washington Post

 Hillary's policy wonk. In the latest in her series on the women behind Hillary Clinton's campaign, Fortune's Nina Easton profiles Ann O'Leary, the candidate's senior policy adviser. O'Leary's job: Take all that fiery campaign rhetoric and turn it into actual policy.  Fortune

 Grande dame. Irene Bergman, a 99-year-old financial adviser at Stralem & Co., reflects on her long Wall Street career. She talks about her German Jewish family's flight from the Nazis, her first job at the NYSE, and how the business has changed since the '50s. Bloomberg

 High times. Marijuana continues to adopt the trappings of a regular industry--including conferences. This story takes you behind the scenes at a conference aimed at bringing more women into the pot biz. Fortune

HSN tunes in. Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, talks with Fortune's Susie Gharib about how mobile shopping has revolutionized retail and what her multi-channel shopping network has done to adapt.  Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Dan Ouyang is now a partner in the corporate and securities practice of law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She will be based in the firm's Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Madhulika Sikka, executive editor at NPR News, is leaving for millennial news site Mic, where she'll have the same title. Stacy Cunningham has been appointed COO of the New York Stock Exchange.


 A great chat. In the first episode of Fortune's new video interview show, The Chat, assistant managing editor Pattie Sellers sat down with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt at Facebook to talk about how the 123-year-old conglomerate is working to reinvent itself and attract the best young tech talent.   Fortune

 Dalai diss: The Dalai Lama has called out fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for declining to speak out on the plight of the Rohingya minority in her homeland of Myanmar, many of whom are attempting to flee the country to avoid persecution.  NPR

Cover girl. Meet Jessica Diehl, the woman behind the buzzed-about Vanity Fair cover of Caitlyn Jenner (formerly known as Bruce). Diehl, who styles most of the magazine’s cover stars, talks about the challenge of creating the iconic image in total secrecy. New York Times

The book of Shonda. Simon and Schuster has announced that superstar showrunner Shonda Rhimes, creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, will publish her first book in this coming November.  Time

Googling for diversity. An updated report on Google's workforce demographics shows that the tech giant still has work to do on diversity: Women now make up 18% of Google’s technical employees, up one percentage point from last year.   Fortune

HuffPo predictions. While Arianna Huffington sent a memo full of ambitious plans to the Huffington Post leadership last week, industry watchers note that her contract is expired and wonder whether she'll be comfortable working for Verizon, the site's new owner. Could we soon see a Huffington Post without a Huffington?  New York Times

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I need feminism because I intend to marry rich, and I can't do that if my wife and I are making 75 cents for every dollar a man makes.

17-year-old Caitlyn Cannon's high school yearbook quote, which went viral this week.