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The Broadsheet: June 24

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! A new report identifies the best states for women’s careers, more female leaders are slated to attend the exclusive Sun Valley Conference, and Megyn Kelly is getting into TV dramas. Plus, sorry to be the one to point this out, but women say “sorry” too often. Have a great Wednesday!


Sorry not sorry. Author Sloane Crosley discusses the reasons women apologize for the sake of politeness—and explains why we should stop. New York Times


• Ladies of the Valley. A growing number of women, including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and GM CEO Mary Barra, are scheduled to attend this year’s Allen & Co. Sun Valley Conference. While only 25 of more than 300 invitees are women, that’s almost twice the number invited to last summer’s conclave of tech and media honchos. Bloomberg

Think inside the Box. In other Ginni Rometty news, IBM has announced a new partnership with cloud storage and collaboration provider Box.  Fortune

• Kelly gets dramatic. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly will co-executive produce a new TV drama with actor Kevin Spacey and his producing partner Dana Brunetti. The show is being described as a cross between Downton Abbey and House of Cards.  Hollywood Reporter

• Hear them roar. The ad world’s biggest awards festival launched a new honor yesterday: the Glass Lion, given to creative work that addresses inequality and prejudice in advertising. Take a minute to watch some of the fun and inspiring nominees. Fortune

• Breach of trust? Under tough questioning from a Senate subcommittee, U.S. Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta said that she has not yet determined how many Americans may have been affected by a second data breach of her office. The first breach earlier this month may have exposed information on four million current and former government employees. NBC News

 • State of employment. A report from the nonprofit Institute for Women’s Policy Research finds that the District of Columbia, where the median pay for a woman with a full-time job is $60,000, is the best “state” for women’s earnings and employment. At the bottom of the list: West Virginia, with a median full-time salary of $30,300. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Kate Spade & Company announced that Emilia Fabricant will join the Company as EVP and president of North America.


• Digital dames. New research shows that female CIOs are more likely to prioritize digital initiatives than their male counterparts. Fortune

A special prosecutor. This Vogue profile of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby explains why the “heroine and lightning rod” is uniquely qualified to comment on issues of race, urban violence and policing. Vogue

The startup whisperer. Julia Derndinger is a Berlin-based “startup therapist.” For €200 an hour, she gives German founders advice on spending, expansion and hiring—plus occasional relationship counseling.  Bloomberg

An unexpected memento. In yet another reminder that FIFA did not value the Women’s World Cup enough to mandate that it be played on grass —the way the men’s tournament is— players say they’re finding tiny pellets of artificial turf in their clothes and bedding hours after their matches are over.  New York Times

• Spiking women spectators. Looks like reports that Iranian women would finally be allowed at big sporting events were premature. Quartz

• Stumping on security. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is speaking out on cybersecurity, saying it “has to be a central part of any homeland security strategy.” Bloomberg

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Meet Lena Headey’s Game of Thrones body double  EW

Could your skinny jeans kill you?  Daily Beast

Check out the plus-style bloggers of The Curvy Con  InStyle

Maya Rudolph channels Rachel Dolezal  Time


Failure and risk are inherent parts of any real work... Even though my instinct is to feel the shame associated with failure, I am finding ways to be okay with failing and being imperfect.

actress Rashida Jones, on finding happiness at work