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The Broadsheet: July 9

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Google has constructed a digital glass ceiling, the LPGA won’t ditch Donald Trump, and there’s new hope that we may see the return of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. Plus, grab your tissues: There’s a new #LikeAGirl campaign. Have a productive Thursday.


• Sexist software. Carnegie Mellon University researchers found that Google’s algorithms serve men more prestigious job listings than they do for women. This should drive home a vital lesson, writes Fortune‘s Stacey Higginbotham: As our machines get smarter and we trust them to do more of our thinking, diversity in tech becomes more important. Fortune


 Trump bunker. While the PGA has pulled an upcoming tournament from a Donald Trump-owned golf course over his offensive comments on immigration, the Women’s British Open, sanctioned by the LPGA, will still be played at Trump Turnberry. The LPGA says that while it opposes Trump’s beliefs, a change of venue “simply isn’t feasible” given the late July timing. Fortune

• Bring back our girls. Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 “Chibok girls”—the young women kidnapped last year from a boarding school—in exchange for the release of 16 militant leaders held by the government. Time

• Always inspiring. The latest #LikeAGirl spot, from P&G’s Always brand, shows girls talking about ways they’ve felt boxed in by society. Rage followed by soaring inspiration. Worth a watch. People

• Gamer girls. Fortune‘s Michal Lev-Ram talks to Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson about the company’s decision to add female players to its popular FIFA video game series. Fortune

Batts is out. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake replaced city police commissioner Anthony W. Batts after the police union criticized his handling of the riots following Freddie Gray’s death.  Time

A super chip. IBM, led by CEO Ginni Rometty, says it’s made a new type of computer chip with roughly four times the capacity of today’s most powerful chips. New York Times

• Taking on Type 1. Venture capitalist Juliet De Baubigny has a new and very personal venture: Beyond Type 1, a non-profit to raise awareness about diabetes. De Baubigny, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has teamed up with singer Nick Jonas and celebrity chef Sam Talbot (both of whom were diagnosed with diabetes as children) and event designer Sarah Lucas, who has a daughter with the condition.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Goldman Sachs has named Karen Cook, one of its top bankers in London, chairwoman of its investment banking division.


Europe’s bully? This Bloomberg Businessweek story calls German Chancellor Angela Merkel an “economic bully,” arguing that she showed “an almost maniacal drive” for forcing reduced budget deficits and debt levels on other nations, while avoiding anything that would alter Germany’s own economy.  Bloomberg Businessweek

• Say you’re sorry. Yes, Ellen Pao has clearly made some serious screw-ups at Reddit, including dismissing a popular staffer without notice or explanation. But ethics expert Bruce Weinstein argues that Pao has shown smart leadership by publicly apologizing. Fortune

• Mary Jo’s mark? This look at the career of Mary Jo White argues that two years into her chairmanship of the Securities and Exchange Commission, many observers are still waiting for this “legendary tough” lawyer and prosecutor to make her mark.  OZY

• Moving merch. In the 24 hours following the Women’s World Cup, sales of women’s soccer merchandise spiked 3,000%, says Fanatics, an online seller of licensed sports merchandise. By the next day, sales were nearly double those of the highest-selling day for men’s gear during last year’s Men’s World Cup. New York Times

• Going national. Meet Lorena Gonzalez, a Democratic California state assemblywoman who is helping set her party’s national agenda. Gonzalez wrote a bold law making California the first state to guarantee paid sick days for all private sector workers, which passed last September. Fast-forward six months, and paid sick leave has gone from pet issue to legislative reality in several states.  The Atlantic

Fuddy-duddy feminism? The New York Times‘ opinion section asks: “Is Hillary Clinton’s feminism out of style?” Five women have weighed in so far.  New York Times

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Sex and the sommelier: Make way for women  Bloomberg

New York bar tackles the gender pay gap by charging women 77% of bar tab  The Guardian

The system for establishing fathers’ rights hurts men and women  Slate

Levi’s recruits Alicia Keys to sell women’s jeans  Fortune


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