The Broadsheet: July 27

July 27, 2015, 11:59 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Today’s newsletter is brought to you by new Fortune associate editor Valentina Zarya, who will be helping me on the Broadsheet. You can contact Val with tips or story ideas at or @valzarya. Now, on to the news. We finally got a look at Caitlyn Jenner’s new show, Hillary Clinton insists she emailed by the book, and Salesforce is trying to close its pay gap one woman at a time. Have a magnificent Monday!


Cait’s big night. E! Entertainment apparently had little trouble selling ad time on Sunday's premiere of  I Am Cait, about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition to life as a woman. But the true test for the new series—as well as for a growing slate of other shows about people struggling with transgender issues—will be whether mainstream fashion, beauty, sports and entertainment sponsors get on board even more strongly than they have for Keeping Up with The Kardashians. Fortune


Unwelcome back. A new report finds that British women returning from maternity leave are more likely to face workplace discrimination now than they were 10 years ago.  The Guardian

 The Salesforce surge. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff explains his company's "Women's Surge," an effort to close the gender pay gap and ensure that at least one-third of participants at all meetings are female.  New York Times

  Taking on the Times. A former New York Times reporter—who is part owner of two Manhattan day spas—refutes many of the claims made in the newspaper's May expose of the nail salon industry. The allegations are based on “flimsy and sometimes wholly inaccurate information,” he insists. What was a groundbreaking investigation a couple of months ago is now turning into a game of he said, she said.  New York Review of Books

Ready for round three. A third batch of Hillary Clinton's emails is scheduled to be released this week despite warnings that “hundreds of potentially classified emails” could be among them. Over the weekend, the inspector general of the intelligence community stated that four Clinton emails sent from her personal account included classified data, to which Clinton responded: "I did not send nor receive anything that was classified at the time.” WSJ

The millennial Bush. Barbara Bush, the 33-year-old daughter of 43, is also the CEO of Global Health Corps, a program that matches volunteers with global health organizations. Bush is just one counter-example to the hackneyed narrative that millennials are lazy and narcissistic.  New York Times

Telling their stories. In this cover story, 35 women speak out about being drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. The cover, which shows the women sitting in neat rows—with an empty chair for whoever comes forward next—is a powerful and affecting image. New York Magazine

Sky's the limit. Three-time WNBA All-Star Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky is emerging as the league's most recognizable player. According to WNBA legend Tamika Catchings, Delle Donne had long possessed the basketball talent to be considered the best and now has to grow into accepting the public responsibility of representing an entire league. New York Times


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 art of schmoozing. Axonify CEO Carol Leaman shares her advice on how to make the most out of important networking events—and maybe even enjoy yourself in the process. Fortune

The risk of not taking risks. When you take risks, there's a good chance you'll fail. But Shannon Schuyler, leader of corporate responsibility at PwC, says that playing it safe can cause your career to stall.  Fortune

Roster constructionWhether you’re a founder, a manager or an individual contributor, building a strong team is critical to your success. Julia Hartz, president and co-founder of Eventbrite, shares her tips on attracting—and retaining—the right players.  Fortune


 Watch out for the quiet ones. Introverts may keep a low profile, but that doesn't mean they're not powerful. Susan Cain, author of the best-selling Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, is now building her own startup, Quiet Revolution—which my Fortune colleague Pattie Sellers first wrote about in June.  New York Times

 Can Paula profit? This Elle profile of American Apparel CEO Paula Schneider details how she plans to overhaul the brand's image and help it turn a profit for the first time since 2009.  Elle

 What Kim wants. Kim Kardashian had the not-so-groundbreaking idea of adding an edit feature to Twitter, so she—what else?—tweeted about it. Unlike when the rest of us vent about something that we want changed on Twitter, Jack Dorsey, the company's co-founder and interim CEO, tweeted right back, promising to look into it.  Time

Essie exists. Yes, there is a real “Essie” behind the popular nail polish brand. Company founder Essie Weingarten explains how her frustration with “boring” colors prompted her to start the line—and why Las Vegas is the perfect place to launch a beauty business. Fortune

 Forgotten founders. Remember Lore Harp and Carole Ely? If not, you're not alone. The two women (along with Lore's husband Bob Harp) co-founded Vector Graphic, a company that  revolutionized the PC industry in the 1970s but has since faded into obscurity.  Fast Company

 A critical critic. Ingrid Sischy, a writer, editor and cultural critic, died on Friday. Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter writes a beautiful obituary. Vanity Fair

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Amy Schumer shuts down a rude interviewer  Time

Self magazine may be discontinued  Women's Wear Daily

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dies at 22  CNN

A photographer puts the spotlight on female farmers  Quartz


Men have led Somalia for 25 years and they’ve never done anything. Now, it’s the women’s turn.

Anab Dahir, an American woman who hopes to become the next president of Somalia.