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The Broadsheet: June 8th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! I’m Pattie Sellers, Fortune assistant managing editor and executive director of Fortune Most Powerful Women, subbing for Kristen Bellstrom, who is on vacation. The rest of this week, the four co-chairs of Fortune MPW will be writing the Broadsheet. Now, on to the news: Hillary Clinton has a new campaign strategy, tech-industry vet Joanne Bradford is out of a job, and I offer a true confession about myself. Read on!


• Redefining women. This provocative essay in Sunday’s New York Times critiques Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, for reviving a binary view of men and women–after years of progress that we made in loosening cultural gender constraints. Even if you don’t agree with author Elinor Burkett’s viewpoint, her piece raises important questions as transgender goes mainstream.  New York Times


• Nooyi’s new Pepsi challenge. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi once restructured the company around consumers’ hunger for healthier products — and now tastes are changing again. This is a terrific story by Fortune‘s Jennifer Reingold about how Nooyi is stepping up to a new Pepsi challenge.   Fortune

• Hillary’s new path. Hillary Clinton is abandoning the campaign strategy that worked twice for her husband and adopting a stoke-the-base approach that helped Obama defeat her four years ago. She’s making liberals happy — and worrying centrists.   New York Times

• Spy beats guys.  Melissa McCarthy scored her first No. 1 box-office debut as Spy delivered $30 million in weekend ticket sales. The action-packed CIA comedy trounced the quintessential guy movie, Entourage. WSJ

• Ruling’s ripple effects. On the 50th anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that legalized birth control, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards talks about the impact on women in the workplace today. Fortune

• Bradford out. Tech veteran Joanne Bradford will leave Pinterest, following a management shakeup. In charge of advertising and media partnerships since joining the company in 2013, Bradford was offered a new role overseeing sales — and turned it down. (Never shy about going for what she wants, she will land on her feet, no doubt.)   Re/Code


Confessions of a closet introvert

“You are not an introvert!” Lesley Stahl chided me over dinner last week. “I’ve seen you with groups of people, I’ve seen you on stage, I’ve seen you…and there is no way you’re an introvert!”

The more I protested, the more the 60 Minutes correspondent accused me of misrepresenting myself to her. You see, Stahl and most other people who know me — including my boss, who calls me “one of the least quiet people on staff”—think I’m an extrovert.

But appearances are often deceiving. Quiet Revolution, a startup led by Quiet author-turned-entrepreneur Susan Cain, created a five-minute quiz to determine where you fall on the introversion-extroversion scale. And my test results prove my point: With a score of 39 out 50, I am a closet introvert.

Most people don’t realize that your identity as an introvert or extrovert (like my boss)—or ambivert, a mix of the two, which describes Stahl—relates mainly to where you get your energy, not how you behave. So, outgoing and highly social people who are comfortable even in crowds of strangers may be introverts.

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• True champion. Serena Williams overcame the flu, various deficits and her own demons to win the French Open. NYT

• The juggle. Professional women with at least four children offer tips for managing busy lives and careers.  Fortune

• Future of learning. Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller talks about the future of online learning — and how it can help keep universities relevant. WSJ

• Most Powerful Princess. Kensington Palace released the first official portrait of future MPW, Princess Charlotte, and her brother, Prince George. TIME

• Iconic covers. Fortune picks the bold, beautiful and most memorable, from Demi to Diana to Caitlyn. Fortune

• Bringing out the best. This marriage advice is wonderful, and it applies equally to friendships and all sorts of relationships. TIME

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HP CEO Meg Whitman is considering big acquisitions.  Fortune

Ellen Pao’s appeal is all about money.  Fortune

A day in the life of ballet dancer Misty Copeland.  WSJ

Yoga pants are now legitimate office wear.  Fortune


You don't have to pretend it's okay this time.

Kelli O'Hara, thanking her parents as she accepted her first Tony award, after five unsuccessful tries, for her lead actress role in <em>The King and I</em>