The Broadsheet: October 12th

October 12, 2015, 11:45 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Hillary gears up for the first Democratic debate, Laurene Powell Jobs tried to torpedo the new movie about her late husband, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit kicks off in D.C.. Have a productive Monday.


Most Powerful Women live on your screen. The 2015 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit kicks off today in Washington, D.C. Go to to read stories and see video coverage all this week. Better yet, watch our livestream of all main-stage sessions beginning at 7:30 pm ET. Tonight's speakers: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), interviewed by Fortune's Leigh Gallagher, and Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, talking with Fortune's Pattie Sellers about going digital after life at the top of TV news. Fortune


 Listen up, employers. New Bain & Co. research shared exclusively with Fortune puts another nail in the coffin of the stereotype that work-life balance is a "woman's issue." In a survey of MBA students and recent grads, the firm found that 50% of women and 51% of men said they plan to prioritize non-work commitments over their careers.  Fortune

 Hillary's big night. Hillary Clinton will take the stage tomorrow in Las Vegas for the first Democratic presidential debate, hosted by CNN. Her goal: sell American voters on her vision for the nation, while directly challenging a surging Bernie Sanders for the first time. WSJ

 A change of heart. Laurene Powell Jobs fought against the new film based on her late husband's life, pressuring actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale not to participate.   Fortune

How do they do it? While affluent, working parents have more resources than most, they still struggle to balance work, children, spouses and their own needs. So, what are the tricks of making it all work? Couples share their tips. New York Times

 A new Iron Lady. At a gathering of nearly 100 international women from the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen initiative, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes launched #IronWomen, a hashtag women can use to show their support of one another. Holmes also called on every woman in the room to commit to helping 100 other women upon return to their home countries.  Fortune

 Misty's movie. Misty Copeland, principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, talks about the new documentary she made with director Nelson George. The film tracks Copeland's return to dance after an injury and explores the lack of diversity in ballet. New York Times

 The childless caucus. The inaugural NotMom Summit, a national gathering for women who do not have children, took place this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. Fortune


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.

Acquire and fire? Mary Godwin, VP of operations at storage startup Qumulo, writes about her experience going through three different acquisitions. Godwin says that while execs may lose their jobs in such transitions (as she did), you can make a difference by setting your team members up for success under the new regime. Fortune

Testing time. Have a new idea you want to present to the boss? Don't just walk in with an untested concept, says Kim Getty, president of ad agency Deutsch LA. Instead, look for ways to create a prototype or get feedback through social channels or colleagues.  Fortune

Breaking in a new boss. Perry Yeatman, CEO of Perry Yeatman Global Partners, has five suggestions for winning over a new boss.  Fortune


 Clean your closet for good. San Francisco startup Schoola resells your unwanted clothes–and gives 40% back to the school of your choice. The company just announced a new arrangement that will also allow you to donate that 40% to Malala Yousafzai's Malala Fund, which aims to make sure every girl has access to K-12 education. Fortune

 Amy takes aim. Comedian Amy Schumer kicked off her hosting duties on Saturday Night Live this weekend with a pointed spoof on America's obsession with guns. Time

 More questions for Cosby. Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing Judy Huth in a sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, took a deposition from the entertainer on Friday in Boston and said she wants to question him a second time. New York Times

 Age appropriate. Disney princesses have all been voiced by established adult actresses—until now. The titular princess in Moana, an upcoming Disney animated musical, will be voiced by 14-year-old newcomer Auli'i Cravalho. Vox

 Blond ambition. Speaking at a Variety event, Gwyneth Paltrow recalls being told to tone down her use of "SAT words" and to avoid getting labeled as ambitious during her early years in Hollywood. Vanity Fair

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