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The Broadsheet: June 15th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! I’m Claire Groden, subbing for Kristen Bellstrom, on her way back from her vacation in Spain. Meanwhile, Team MPW is in London for the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit, where star speakers will include Banco Santander chair Ana Botin, easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall and former Australia PM Julia Gillard. Be sure to go to for stories and video throughout the week. Now, on to the news: Hillary Clinton has officially kicked off her campaign, Carly won’t quit, and Yahoo has a new SVP of product marketing. Happy Monday!


• Taiwan is set to break the glass ceiling. Taiwan is set to elect its first female president now that Hung Hsiu-Chu — who’s known as “Little Hot Pepper” for her assertiveness — is lined up to represent the Nationalist Party. Her opponent will be the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai-Ing Weng. WSJ


Hillary kicks off. Hillary Clinton kicked off her presidential campaign Saturday with a speech that laid the foundation for her platform, calling for paid family leave, affordable higher education, a higher minimum wage, and solutions to growing income inequality. The next day, in Iowa, she made her most extensive comments yet about the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, but she didn’t take explicit sides. WSJ

Fiorina doesn’t quit. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO’s dogged determination has earned her a second look—and could make her a viable Republican running mate in the presidential race.  Time

Closing the confidence gap. KPMG conducted a study that found only 40% of the 3,000 professional and college-age women surveyed are consistently able to envision themselves as leaders. What could these women — and everyone else — learn from new KPMG CEO Lynne Doughtie? NY Times

• Turnaround wizard.  Carolyn McCall has been CEO of easyJet for the past five years, leading a major turnaround that has included record annual profits for the past four years. This afternoon she will be interviewed by my colleague Pattie Sellers at the Fortune Most Powerful Women International Summit in London. NY Times

HuffPo’s value? As rumors swirl about the website’s potential sale by new owner Verizon, leaked financials show that Arianna’s ever-expanding startup still hasn’t produced operating profits.  WSJ

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Former J.C. Penney former CMO Debra Berman is going to Yahoo, where she’ll oversee product marketing and brand strategy as the company’s first SVP of product marketing. Mary Schapiro, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is joining the board of the London Stock Exchange Group.


• True-life OITNB. At Fortune’s MPW Next Gen Summit late last year, my colleague Jennifer Reingold interviewed Piper Kerman, whose memoir Orange is the New Black spawned the Netflix hit. Take a break from your binging to watch the real-life Piper, whose prison experience changed her life in surprising and positive ways.  Fortune

• JFK on trade. Caroline Kennedy argues that her father, if he were alive today, would support the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership. Politico

• Fortune is looking for female founders! Send us your nominations for the 2015 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs program.  Fortune

• The problem with Game of Thrones. The hugely popular TV show has a woman problem that extends beyond its frequent depiction of sexual assault. Time

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Women scientists share pictures of being #distractinglysexy.  Time

Gawker’s survival rests on Hulk Hogan sex tape.  Fortune

Female-centric films dominate the weekend box office.  Bustle


“It was an unbelievably stupid thing to say. You can see why it could be taken as offensive if you didn’t know Tim.

Mary Collins on her husband Tim Hunt's controversial comments on women in science.