The Broadsheet: November 4th

November 4, 2015, 12:42 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Sheryl Sandberg, Marissa Mayer and Denise Morrison share their wisdom at the Fortune Global Forum, a former Twitterer calls the company out on diversity, and Under Armour disappoints female Star Wars fans. Have a wonderful Wednesday.


MPWs of FGF. At day two of the Fortune Global Forum, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talked about leveraging technology to improve education, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defended her controversial ban on working from home, and Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison recalled a time when she had to show "leadership courage." Today is the final day of the Forum—check out the agenda and tune in to the livestream here. Coverage begins at 9 am Pacific Time.


 The Force is The good news: Athletic gear maker Under Armour just released a cool new line of Star Wars-themed apparel. The bad news: The clothes are available only in men's and boy's sizes—though the company says it will "introduce new styles across men’s, women’s and kids in the coming weeks." Fortune

 A diversity whistleblower. Leslie Miley, an engineer who spent three years at Twitter before being laid off last month, is drawing widespread attention for writing on Medium that Twitter's failure to diversify its workforce threatens to destroy the company. Miley, who claims to have been the company’s most senior employee of color in engineering or product management, says he holds some hope that new CEO Jack Dorsey could "change the diversity trajectory for Twitter."  Re/Code

 Gauging GDP. United Therapeutics co-CEO Martine Rothblatt told Fortune Global Forum attendees that the U.S. is shouldering a healthcare burden for Europe. To help lighten that load, she says, her company bases the prices of its products in any given country on the ratio of that country’s GDP to U.S. GDP. Fortune

Warren advises against advisors. A new report from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who has long been a fierce critic of Wall Street, suggests that many financial advisers are purposely steering customers into "complex financial products that will earn the highest rewards, perks and prizes for the advisers—even if they are bad options for their customers.”  Money

 A risky business. A new study refutes the old stereotype that women are risk-averse investors. So, what accounts for the fact that women end up with, on average, half the retirement savings of their male counterparts? You guessed it: the wage gap. Fortune

 Brits' bonuses.  A review commissioned by the British government recommended linking bonuses for top U.K. finance execs to the number women in high-ranking positions at their firms as a way to increase diversity in the banking industry. WSJ

Adele is no fun. Despite her pop icon status, plethora of awards, and record-setting sales, Adele insists that her work doesn’t consume her. "My career's not my life," she says. "It's my hobby.” Instead, she tries to spend most of her time with her son. "I'm no fun at all,” she quips.  Rolling Stone


 Catch it if you can. If Codegirl, a new doc from filmmaker Lesley Chilcott (who also made An Inconvenient Truth) isn't playing in your city, you have until Thursday to catch it streaming—for free—on YouTube. The film chronicles girls from around the world as they compete in a global entrepreneurship and coding competition. Fortune

 Trading courts for cameras. Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts talks about why she gave up tennis for journalism—and which women have helped her along the way.   EW

 Going the distance. This summer, Heather Anderson set a speed record on the Appalachian Trail, averaging more than 40 miles a day. In this story, Jennifer Pharr Davis, who once held her own speed record on the trail, asks why the performance gap between men and women diminishes over long distances.  New York Times

Riding into history. Michelle Payne is the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in the horse race's 155-year history. The Guardian

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It's the worst thing that can happen at work—and no one talks about it  Refinery29

Do sandwich makers make smaller sandwiches for women?  Slate

An iconic London design museum says "Thanks, but no thanks" to Margaret Thatcher's clothes  Quartz

Why is the U.S. perpetually short of nurses?  The New Yorker


Here’s the truth about workplace friendships: The bond is intense when you create something together, survive a terrible boss together, make a lot of money for your company together, or lose the whole pot in one disastrous move together. Stuck in cubicles for years, on the road together for weeks, holed up in conferences rooms for weekends—but together all the time.

Liz Dolan, CMO of Fox International Channels, in her new book, <em>You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship</em>