The Broadsheet: August 25

August 25, 2015, 11:42 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Women in Latin America are still dealing with macho men, Donna Karan reflects on her fashion career, and one woman is on a quest to bring soccer to the girls of Iran. Have a terrific Tuesday.


 Mind over machista. This insightful story examines the "Latin American paradox." Women in many Latin American countries have made significant progress toward equality in work, education and politics, yet sexist "machista" culture persists. Men have a “misconception that the pie is only so big,” says Louise Goeser, CEO of engineering firm Siemens Mesoamérica. They think that if they “give pieces away, there’ll be less for them.”  The Economist


 Soccer's savior? While women still aren't allowed to attend soccer games in Iran, the sport is starting to take off with girls—thanks largely to Katyoun Khosrowyar, an Iranian-American who once was captain of the country's women's national squad and is now coaching the national under-14 team. WSJ

Likability liability. Given Caitlyn Jenner's popularity, why are the ratings for I Am Cait in free-fall? Tim Maleeny, chief strategy officer at ad giant Havas Worldwide, blames (credits?) Jenner's likability. We want reality stars we can mock, he writes, while with Jenner, "we empathize, even if her struggles aren’t our own." Fortune

 A fashionable journey. In her upcoming memoir, My Journey, Donna Karan reflects on her 40-plus years in fashion, the launch of her eponymous label, and the struggle of juggling design stardom with motherhood. "For me, the best part about being busy is that I don’t have time to think. I just do,” she writes.  Vogue

 The dark side of perks. Anne Weisberg argues that mom-oriented employment "perks" like paid nannies for business trips and free egg-freezing are actually signs of a serious problem: a workplace culture that stresses total availability and ignores the impact that work has on women's roles at home. New York Times

 Off target. Target will pay $2.8 million to resolve a charge of discriminatory hiring practices: The retailer was found to be using a test that disproportionately screened out black, Asian, and female applicants. Fortune

 Bush endorsement. Columba Bush, the notoriously private wife of presidential candidate Jeb, wrote an op-ed praising the anti-addiction work of Dr. Miriam Adelson. Columba and Jeb's daughter Noelle struggled with drug addiction, and the issue has long been a family focus. Though it's also worth noting that Dr. Adelson and her husband, Sheldon Adelson, are one of the the most powerful donor couples in GOP politics.  Review Journal


 The seventh wonder of the world. Jessica Ennis-Hill won the seven-event heptathlon this past weekend at the World Championships in Beijing. An impressive feat by any measure, but Ennis-Hill's achievement is particularly mind-bending when you consider that she gave birth just over a year ago. Quartz

 Tales of a storm. Ann Tuennerman founded New Orleans' Tales of the Cocktail, one of the spirit industry's biggest confabs, in 2002. To mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, she looks back at how the storm decimated her business—and how both her confab and her city have fought their way back. Fortune

 Angela's list. Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Apple Retail, writes about her personal rules of hiring. Her favorite questions probe the ways people think (left brain vs. right) and how they navigate through the world (leading with heart vs. head). LinkedIn

Video games and violins. Ever heard of electronic-dance violinist Lindsey Stirling? She has more than six million YouTube followers and soon will star in a game app called “Pop Dash." Players collect coins and violins while playing a character that looks like Stirling. WSJ

Warren waffles? In an interview with a Boston TV station, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said that it’s “too early” to commit to another term in the Senate. When the host asked if she had missed her "moment" by not running in the 2016 presidential election, Warren was typically blunt: "No."  Politico

 When boosterism backfiresGina Glantz argues that "celebrating" women via special female-only outlets (Nina Easton's Fortune/CSIS "Smart Women/Smart Power" series gets a nod here) can end up siloing women off from the broader culture and blurring the realities of the gender gap.  Washington Post

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Meet the MBA class of 2017: More diverse, and competitive, than ever  Fortune

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