The Broadsheet: October 27th

October 27, 2015, 11:55 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! An egg donor speaks out for donor health, Elizabeth Holmes says Theranos will publish data that prove its tests work, and a woman who bills herself as an ordinary Pole is poised to become the country’s new leader. Have a productive Tuesday.


 The danger to donors. Raquel Cool, a former egg donor and founder of advocacy group We Are Egg Donors, weighs in on a class-action lawsuit that alleges that the caps on how much a donor can be paid are illegal. While Cool supports the suit, she believes that focusing on money misses the real problem: the fertility industry ignores donor health.  Fortune


 Blood oath. Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of medical testing company Theranos, says the company will publish data validating the accuracy of its tests. The efficacy of Theranos' technology was questioned by a Wall Street Journal investigation earlier this month.  New York Times

 Poland's likely PM. Beata Szydlo, the 52-year-old former mayor of a Polish mining town, is set to become the country's new Prime Minister. Szydlo wooed voters by presenting herself as an ordinary Polish woman, but it remains to be seen how that image will play abroad. Bloomberg

 Good deal? Duke Energy, led by CEO Lynn Good, has agreed to pay about $4.9 billion to acquire Piedmont Natural Gas. The deal will add one million new customers to Duke's base. Fortune

 Where's Angela? Noting that Apple's chief design officer Jonathan Ive has come out from the PR shadows, New York Times fashion columnist Vanessa Friedman wonders why Apple isn't raising the profile of retail chief Angela Ahrendts. New York Times

 High ratings. Meet the women who created The Marijuana Show, a Shark Tank-style competition for pot entrepreneurs. Fortune

 Denim's defender. Karyn Hillman, Levi's chief product officer, talks about what her company is doing to fight back against the "athleisure" craze.   Fast Company

 Kelly talks Trump. In today's video from the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Fox anchor Megyn Kelly sits down with Fortune's Pattie Sellers to talk about her reaction to Trump's pot shots, her desire to beat Bill O'Reilly in the ratings, and her definition of power. YouTube


Pulling for Porat. Ruth Porat, CFO of Google parent Alphabet, is only seven months into her job, but investors are already fans. Not only is the former Morgan Stanley CFO making the company more transparent, but she is also is behind Alphabet’s first-ever share buyback, which increases earnings per share and earns investors' goodwill. Fortune

 EU vs. Alphabet. In less positive Alphabet news, EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager says regulators will actively pursue the Google parent on a fresh round of anti-competition charges. WSJ

Final First Lady? The Daily Beast's Keli Goff argues that role of First Lady is antiquated and should be relegated to history. "Most people would find it inappropriate, in the year 2015, to explicitly tell any woman that she is expected to spend most of her life supporting her husband’s career goals full-time. Yet we continue to do that for the spouses of politicians who seek the presidency.”  The Daily Beast

 Magic kingdom. The Mosuo, an ethnic minority that is said to be China’s last matrilineal society, is driving a booming tourism industry in the country's Lugu Lake area, as visitors flock to tour the "Kingdom of the Daughters." New York Times

 Where are the women? Although women are very often at center of their communities, they are frequently left out of peace talks and other gatherings where important national and international political decisions are made.  Council on Foreign Relations

 Time for a makeover? Fortune parent Time Inc. has acquired websites and, which are operated by Say Media Inc. and editor Jane Pratt. The publisher sees the sites as opportunity to reach younger women and deliver larger audiences to beauty and style advertisers. WSJ

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Adele smashes Taylor Swift's record with new single  Fortune

Director Catherine Hardwicke on making Lady Gaga's anti-rape video   EW

Jem and the Holograms was a truly outrageous flop at the box office   Huffington Post

Under pressure, feminine product makers disclose ingredients  New York Times


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