The Broadsheet: August 18th

August 18, 2015, 11:54 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! A new video series explores what it’s like to be a female star in tech, Hillary Clinton is going on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, and here’s what we could expect from First Lady Melania Trump. Enjoy your Tuesday.


 She said, she said. Re/Code is launching a video series featuring prominent women in tech speaking about their industry experiences. In the inaugural video, Google X researcher Leila Takayama talks about her work in robotics, the problem of implicit bias, and the importance of female role models. Re/Code


 A model First Lady? Melania Trump has yet to campaign with her husband, but this profile speculates about when we'll see her on the stump and what type of First Lady the Slovenian ex-supermodel would be. Bloomberg

 Star-studded premiere. Ellen DeGeneres announced that Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be among her guests when The Ellen Show returns in September.  Variety

 ISIS girls. This story about how ISIS lured three teenage girls from London examines a scary new phenomenon: "young women attracted to what some experts are calling a jihadi, girl-power subculture." New York Times

 Channel changer. Bela Bajaria, president of Universal Television, is the highest-ranking Indian-American woman in the TV business. She talks to Fortune about how she landed the job, why diversity is key to creating great shows, and how her family background affects her leadership strategy. Fortune

First Rangers. Two female soldiers are set to graduate from the prestigious Army Ranger training camp this Friday, making them the first women in history to make it through the grueling, 62-day course. ABC News

 Stuck in the middle. Filmmaker Jenny McQuaile is raising money for Straight/Curve, a documentary that will examine the way the fashion world divides models into only "straight size" and plus size, ignoring the women who fall in between. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Joanne Bradford, formerly Pinterest’s head of partnerships, has been named COO of online lender SoFi. Cathy Smith is joining Target as EVP and CFO. Previously, she was CFO of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts. EBay hired Suzy Deering, former CEO of digital ad agency Moxie, as its CMO of North America.


Fairer and fitter. New research finds that men and women who see themselves as equal partners are more likely to exercise than couples in more lopsided arrangements. WSJ

 Girls to women. Lena Dunham sent out a preview of her new newsletter, which launches this fall. The Girls producer and star interviews Chenai Okammor, a friend of Sandra Bland, who committed suicide in her Texas jail cell after being pulled over for changing lanes without a turn signal. Judging by this sneak peek, the newsletter should be a provocative read. Time

 Maybe a mouth bandage next time? Patrick Couderc, managing director of Herve Leger’s London distributor, MJH Fashion, said the brand's signature "bandage" dresses shouldn't be worn by lesbians or by voluptuous, flat-chested, or older women. (Who else is left?) Parent company BCBGMaxazria Group quickly apologized and announced that Couderc is “no longer associated with the company.”  Quartz

 Not a game. A disturbing number of female sports journalists say they have been harassed while doing their jobs. SI shares some of these experiences and asks what can be done to address the problem. SI

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I was a male model at Ralph Lauren for 20 years—this is what I learned  Fortune

Hair is hair: Making the case for multiracial salons  Racked

Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer and Tracy Morgan to host SNL this season  LA Times

At some fertility clinics, gender is an option  WSJ


I’m just havin’ a good time.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, when asked to name her biggest campaign error so far