The Broadsheet: June 22

June 22, 2015, 11:47 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Taylor Swift has convinced Apple to make a major reversal, Michelle Obama is trying her hand at magazine editing, and Elon Musk says the new Tesla was designed with women in mind. Have a great Monday!


 Taylor bites into Apple. In an open letter, Taylor Swift called out Apple for not paying artists during the free trial period for its new music streaming service. "It is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing," wrote Swift, who said won't put her latest album on the Apple service. The result? Less than 24 hours later, the company announced that it has changed course and will pay artists during the three-month trial. Fortune


 Tough topicsHillary Clinton delivered what The New York Times called her "boldest remarks yet" on the thorny issue of gun violence. In the wake of the South Carolina church shooting, she called for a “common sense” approach to gun laws and a candid national conversation on race.  New York Times

 Good riddance! Google is finally taking steps to address "revenge porn." Under its new policy, the company will let victims ask for certain web pages to be removed from Google’s search results. Fortune

 Saving Sweet Briar. Sweet Briar College, the women’s liberal arts college in Virginia that announced it would close in August, has reached a deal that will allow it to remain open for at least another academic year. Time

Curves are the new black. Tired of waifs? Take a look behind the scenes at New York's Full Figure Fashion Week, a celebration of plus-size style. Fortune

 The First Editor? Michelle Obama guest-edited the latest issue of MORE magazine, which includes this intriguing conversation between the First Lady and Meryl Streep. More

 Dancing into history. Speculation is soaring that Misty Copeland will be promoted from soloist to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. If that happens, she will be the first African-American woman to reach the top rank at the 75-year-old company—and one of the few black women to achieve that position in U.S. ballet.  WSJ

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Katia Kuethe, former creative director of Lucky magazine, has been named creative director of retailer Abercrombie & Fitch. Oracle CMO Judith Sim is joining the board of directors of cybersecurity company Fortinet.


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.

The agreeable way to disagree. Yes, it is possible to disagree with your boss without getting canned. Maxine Mann, president of Teknion U.S., has some tips about the most effective way to make your case.  Fortune

 Meeting your goals. Not all meetings are a waste of time, says Erin (Mack) McKelvey, CEO of SalientMG. A quick daily check-in helps improve office communication and accountability, she says. Fortune

Use the force. Erin Ganju, co-founder and CEO of Room to Read, explains what Star Wars tells us about succeeding at work.  Fortune


 Back to basics. In an attempt to turn around struggling retailer American Apparel, CEO Paula Schneider is streamlining the company, focusing on its core business and moving away from sexually provocative ads. "I want to make sure we’re making the right business moves so we can sell clothes, not body parts," she says. Quartz

 Women's wheels. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says that the soon-to-be-released new Model X was designed while "paying more attention to the needs of women." Washington Post

 A soccer savior. Swiss-German heiress Katharina Liebherr, the only female team owner in the English Premier League, has led her football club, the Southampton Saints, to its most successful season ever. Bloomberg

Make it work. In an excerpt from her book, I Know How She Does It, Laura Vanderkam writes about three ways that mothers with high-paying jobs manage to balance work and family.  WSJ

 Country divas dominate. In contrast to those sexist comments by country radio consultant Keith Hill ("If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out"), New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica argues that the quality of modern country music created by women is much higher than the music made by men. New York Times

Mad woman. Karin Onsager-Birch, creative director at FCB, is one of a small but growing number of women to hold that title at a major ad agency. In her latest coup, she devised a campaign for Mustang where 500 buyers could pre-order the car during the 2014 European soccer championship final. They sold out in 30 seconds. Bloomberg

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100% of French women are harassed on public transport  OZY

In 39 years, physics doctorates went to 66 black women—and 22,000 white men  Quartz

7 companies that have made big moves to support dads   Fortune

The most radical $10 bill candidate: Ayn Rand  Time

Secretly feminist fashion statements from your favorite movies  InStyle


We’re all human, and we bring our everyday issues to work.

Teresa White, president of U.S. operations for insurer Aflac, on hosting a morning devotional at the office.