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The Broadsheet: October 14th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! An extraordinary outpouring of advice, ideas and wisdom from Day Two of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit—featuring Michelle Obama, Warren Buffett, Megyn Kelly and Mary Barra. Plus: Hillary Clinton dominates the first Democratic debate. Have a wonderful Wednesday.


Last chance to watch MPW live. Today is the third and final day of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. The livestream will be available starting at 8:30 am ET at Today’s mighty lineup includes Gates Foundation CEO Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch, Ivanka Trump, author Anne-Marie Slaughter and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Fortune


 FLOTUS at MPW. First Lady Michelle Obama issued a call to action at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit on Tuesday night. She asked the world’s top female leaders to support Let Girls Learn, a White House program to educate girls across the globe.  Read more

Investor, not activist. While shareholder activists shake up Fortune 500 companies far and wide, Warren Buffett says he has “zero” interest in playing that game. The world’s most famous buy-and-hold investor told the MPW audience how to keep activists at bay: “Perform reasonably well in your business and…communicate with your shareholders.”  Read more

Megyn on managing Trump. “We may have overestimated his anger management skills,” Megyn Kelly told Fortune’s Pattie Sellers, who probed the Fox News host about her famous feud with Donald Trump. Read more

Listen and learn, Hill. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has a reputation for telling it like it is—and she offered some campaign advice to Hillary Clinton. Read more

Farfeg-not-us. General Motors CEO Mary Barra told the Fortune MPW that her company won’t become the next Volkswagen. Read more


Big win for Hillary. By many accounts, Hillary Clinton dominated Tuesday’s night’s Democratic debate. She managed to minimize two of her major vulnerabilities: her reputation for flip-flopping, and the “emailgate” scandal. On the latter, she got helping hand from Bernie Sanders, whose comment, “Enough with the damn emails!” earned a round of applause.  Fortune

Clinton gets direct. In other Hillary news, the former Secretary of State came out with direct criticism of Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, something she has been reluctant to do until now. TIME

Adorable no more. Jennifer Lawrence describes her frustrations with Hollywood’s gender pay gap, in a piece for Lena Dunham’s newsletter, Lenny. Lawrence blamed herself for making less than her male colleagues, saying she “failed” as a negotiator, but she vowed to speak her mind from now on. “I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable,” she wrote. Time

Utah’s underemployed. The male and female labor force participation gap in Utah is the largest in the U.S.—due at least in part to the influence of the Mormon church. Bloomberg

• Different countries, same concerns. The Rockefeller Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation asked a group of 9,500 women in G20 countries about the top five challenges they face at work. What American women share—and don’t share—with women elsewhere in the world may surprise you.  Fast Company

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Her code got humans on the moon—and invented software itself  Wired

After 50 years, Gloria Steinem is still at the forefront of feminism  New Yorker

Women who show anger are taken less seriously New York Magazine

Lena Dunham is making a 1960’s period comedy for HBO Vanity Fair


[bs_quote title=”Final Thought….” quote= “I think Hillary is by far the most likely person to be president of the United States.” source= “Warren Buffet, speaking at Tuesday’s Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit”