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The Broadsheet: September 25th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Lena Dunham chats with Hillary Clinton, Barcelona’s new mayor wants tourists to go home, and closing the gender gap could add $28 trillion to the global economy. Have a wonderful Friday.

EVERYONE’S TALKING

• Girls talk. Girls star Lena Dunham interviewed Hillary Clinton for a video that is set to be released Tuesday on Dunham’s new website, LennyLetter.com. The segment also includes comedy sketches filmed at Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters and a cameo by Amy Schumer. And speaking of Schumer: The comedian just scored an $8-10 million book deal.

ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

• Riding for Rousey. What earned UFC fighter Ronda Rousey a spot on Fortune‘s 40 Under 40 list? Her status as perhaps the most dominant female athlete ever and a cultural influence that extends far beyond sport. Fortune

• New mayor in town. New Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau wants to change the city’s approach to tourism, which she believes contributes to “out of control” income inequality. Colau has declared a one-year ban on new hotel licenses, announced plans to rein in Airbnb, and said that Barcelona will not bid for the 2026 Olympics. Bloomberg

• Scoring schools. If you know a young entrepreneur, you might want to suggest she consider applying to Stanford. The school comes in at No. 1 in a new report on which undergrad colleges and universities have produced the most venture capital-backed female startup founders. Fortune

• Drama queen. Viola Davis talks about becoming the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for best actress in a drama, the growing number of actresses who are producing their own material, and the Harriet Tubman project she’s working on with her husband.  New York Times

• A $28 trillion gap. New research from the McKinsey Global Institute finds that if each country could close the gender gap in pay and work opportunities, the annual global GDP would grow by as much as $28 trillion by 2025. The Guardian

An Amazonian speaks. In response to the New York Times‘ scathing report on Amazon’s workplace culture, Maria Renz, Amazon VP and technical advisor to the CEO, writes about why she works at the company and how it has supported her through a miscarriage and the birth of her two children. Re/Code

• Designing woman. Architect Zaha Hadid, who already landed the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, has become the first woman in 167 years to receive the Royal Gold Medal award, which is presented by the Royal Institute of British Architects for a body of work.  Quartz

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Target has hired Anu Gupta as SVP, operational excellence. Gupta was previously VP for process and profit improvement at Michaels Stores.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The exceptions, not the rule. Working Mother‘s new list of the top 100 companies that support working parents highlights how different these companies’ policies are from those of the vast majority of employers. New York Times

From the court to the copyroom. Serena Williams will guest edit the November issue of Wired. Twitter

• Teen sensation. Olivia Hallisey, a 17-year-old who designed a portable test for Ebola, is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Google Science Fair.  CNBC

• Does it come with a coffee table? Retired supermodel Gisele Bundchen is releasing a limited edition coffee table book to celebrate her career. The price: $700. Fortune

• Brazil’s booster. While some investors are fleeing Brazil’s faltering economy, Ana Botin, chairman of Spanish-based Banco Santander SA—which earns a fifth of its profits in Brazil—predicts that the country will return to growth as soon as next year.  Bloomberg

• A model calendar. The annual Pirelli Calendar usually stars scantily-clad models. Not this year. People

Shondaland’s latest. ABC has picked up a new show from Grey’s Anatomy exec producer Zoanne Clack and prolific hitmakers Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. The new drama will center on a U.S. Army Medevac team operating out of a base camp in Baghdad, circa 2004. Hollywood Reporter

Tune in to Fortune Live today and every Friday at 3 pm ET at Fortune.com. Leigh Gallagher hosts Fortune Live, and today’s show features interviews with Jason Robins, CEO of fantasy sports giant Draft Kings, and Nebia CEO Philip Winter.

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ON MY RADAR

Can a computer really pick your clothes? Fortune puts algorithm-based Stylist to the test  Fortune

The open letter that got this mother banned from Party City’s Facebook page  Women You Should Know

Website “Pregnant Then Screwed” comes to the U.S.  Fortune

Why do men look for much younger dates?  The Guardian

QUOTE

Fail hard, fail fast, fail often. It’s the key to success.

Reshma Saujani, <em>Fortune</em> 40 Under 40 honoree and CEO of Girls Who Code, on the best advice she ever got