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The Broadsheet: July 8

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Hillary Clinton sits for her first national interview of the 2016 race, Debbie Wasserman Schultz explains why she learned to cook at age 47, and Fortune’s Pattie Sellers has the backstory on how tennis came to offer men and women equal prize money (hint: it involves Billie Jean King). Have a wonderful Wednesday!


• The first of many. Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN yesterday for her first national interview of the 2016 presidential race. Occasionally coming across as guarded, Clinton criticized her Republican rivals’ views on immigration, dismissed the suggestion that the American people have a problem trusting her and defended her use of a personal email address while she was secretary of state. CNN


• Tennis evens the score. Fortune‘s Pattie Sellers has the fascinating backstory on how Billie Jean King and other pioneering female players achieved pay equality in their sport. Pretty timely, given the giant pay gap between female and male World Cup players. Fortune

• Endorsing the pay gap? Speaking of pay inequality in soccer, this Quartz story examines the endorsement gap. Alex Morgan, the world’s best-paid female soccer player, will make an estimated $2.8 million this year from endorsements. That’s a far cry from the $27 million that Cristiano Ronaldo will pull in—and also less than the $6 million that a lower-profile player like Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to make. Quartz

• Meatless meetings. In December, 15 Democratic National Committee staffers, led by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla), formed the Vegetarian Lunch Club. The group eats together Monday through Thursday when Congress is in session, striving to share good homemade food, save money and maybe drop a few pounds. Wasserman Schultz says she started cooking “clean” food at age 47, despite having “10 thumbs” in the kitchen.   Washington Post

 • A designing woman. Facebook designer Caitlin Winner explains how she updated the social media giant’s “friends” and “groups” icons after noticing the old versions were male-centric. Fortune

• Fiorina tackles Trump. Carly Fiorina may be lagging Donald Trump in the presidential polls, but that’s not stopping her from taking an anti-Trump stand. In response to his recent comments on Mexican immigrants, Fiorina said: “He doesn’t represent me, and he doesn’t represent my party.” Time

• Funny girlWhile the artful blend of humor and scathing social commentary of her sketch show, Inside Amy Schumer, has prompted many to dub Amy Schumer a feminist hero, this profile notes that her mainstream appeal will soon be tested: Her feature debut Trainwreck, which she wrote and stars in, opens on Friday.  New York Times

• Palin pulls the plug. After one year since its launch, Sarah Palin has pulled the plug on the Sarah Palin Channel, a video subscription service that promised to “cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”  Variety

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Kathleen Weslock will join Frontier Communications as EVP and chief people officer. Time Inc. EVP Lynne Biggar is joining the board of marketing software firm Marketo. JPMorgan Chase has announced that Stacey Friedman will become the bank’s general counsel. Kathryn Koorenny has joined turnaround firm AlixPartners as managing director and general counsel.


• Hey parents. Ever run out of diapers while waiting for a delayed flight? If so, you may appreciate Jessica Alba’s latest move. The actress and founder of the Honest Company is opening kiosks selling diapers, baby swimsuits and travel basics in five airports. Travel + Leisure

• Koh goes GoPro. In the latest sign that GoPro doesn’t plan to remain a hardware company forever, the action camera manufacturer has hired Charlotte Koh, the former head of original development at Hulu. Koh will serve as the company’s head of features and stories, tasked with partnering with Hollywood creatives, studios and networks to create content using GoPro cameras.  Fortune

• Kelly rules the ratings. Megyn Kelly is having a hot streak: She won the No. 1 cable news ratings slot among a key demo—adults 25-54—for the month of June and first week of July. Hollywood Reporter

• Getting a head of the problem. Something as simple as a headband might help reduce concussions in soccer, but makers of protective gear must first get more players to follow Team USA’s Ali Krieger, who wore protective headgear in this year’s World Cup.  Fortune

• A bitter taste. Does craft beer have a woman problem? With brew names like Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA and Happy Ending Imperial Stout, it doesn’t seem like much of stretch. Slate

• Combative women? A small group of female marines have made it through months of brutal infantry training. Now, they must wait to see if they’ll be allowed to serve in ground combat. NPR

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Kuwaiti becomes Wimbledon’s first Arab female umpire  Arabian Business

After Obamacare, a sharp drop in spending on birth control  New York Times

Australia is building a curvy skyscraper inspired by Beyonce  Slate

Here’s the worst brand tweet of the week, Paula Deen edition  Fast Company


When I am designing, I push myself and my team to create something extraordinary and new, but I always make sure there is pleasure in the work.

Fashion designer Donatella Versace, who showed her fall collection in Paris on Sunday