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The Broadsheet: July 7

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The media is still abuzz over the U.S. Women’s World Cup win, American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider is struggling to right the retailer, and Hillary Clinton is speaking out on China—but staying mum on Greece. Enjoy your Tuesday.


• Scoring headlines. The U.S Women’s World Cup team dominated the news yesterday, and no wonder: Sunday’s final drew more U.S. television viewers than any other soccer match in history. Much of the coverage centered on Carli Lloyd, the midfielder described as “inspiring one moment and infuriating the next.” Given her hat trick during the final, I think it’s fair to go with the former. But lest anyone get too swept up in the glory of women’s sports, let’s not skip this Politico story, which points out that the total payout for the Women’s World Cup this year will be $15 million, compared with $576 million for the Men’s 2014 World Cup.


• Today in HillaryLand. Hillary Clinton is taking a hawkish stance on cybersecurity, calling out China for “trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.” But she has not uttered a peep on Greece. Perhaps she’s been distracted by Vermont Senator and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, whom some believe has a chance to defeat her in the Iowa primaries.

• Shedding apparel. American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider says the company will cut $30 million in expenses by closing underperforming stores and laying off staff. However, that might be too little, too late for the struggling retailer, which is running low on cash. Fortune

Nike shoots, scores. While most of the Women’s World Cup coverage has centered on the players, Fortune‘s Daniel Roberts argues that Nike was the tourney’s real winner. Despite not being an official sponsor, Nike dominated social media mentions during the Cup, outdoing rival Adidas by 121%.  Fortune

Sheryl takes a seat. Sheryl Sandberg is taking a seat on the board of SurveyMonkey, the online survey and polling company previously led by her late husband Dave Goldberg.  New York Times

• A Reddit reckoning? While Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao has publicly apologized for her decision to fire well-liked staffer Victoria Taylor, the ensuing fracas has laid bare a tension at the heart of the site: Is it a business or a community? Fortune

• Merkel lays down the law. Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel challenged her Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras, saying his latest bailout request wasn’t acceptable. The Greek saga continues today, with Eurozone leaders meeting for yet another emergency summit.  Fortune

• This is your captain speaking. Just 3% of pilots worldwide are female. This Bloomberg story profiles one of the rare women to make it inside the cockpit door: Eva Maria Thien, a pilot and instructor for Singapore Airlines’ Scoot carrier.  Bloomberg

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Ginna Raahauge has been named CIO of data integration software provider Informatica.


• Ballet to Broadway. Misty Copeland is having a heck of a run. One week after being named the first female African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, Copeland announced that she’s joining the Broadway cast of On the Town. New York Times

• Speak up. Ever struggle with “uptalking” or any of the other vocal tics that can undermine a woman’s authority? Gina Barnet, speaker coach for the main-stage TED Conference, has some tips on how to master your speaking voice.  Fortune

• A tough campaigner. Tonette Walker, wife of Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker, isn’t scared of the difficulties of campaigning. Back in the mid-80s, her grandmother, brother and first husband all died in a single year. “Politics is nothing compared to that,” says Scott. Washington Post

• Embracing the lifestyle. Industry watchers are applauding Donna Karan’s plans to step down from her namesake line to focus on her lifestyle brand Urban Zen. “Lifestyle is the way of the future,” says analyst Marshal Cohen.  Fortune

Phan in the funnies. YouTube star and makeup maven Michelle Phan is one of the big names partnering with Line Webtoon, a South Korean portal for free digital comics that is making a big push into the U.S.  New York Times

Free at last? Julie Hamp, who resigned her post as Toyota’s first female executive after being arrested in Japan for an alleged drug-law violation, is reportedly being released. Bloomberg

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Magic Mike XXL and the rise of man-jectification  Time

187 women who don’t care if Michael Eisner thinks they’re hot  Medium

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