The Broadsheet: January 4th

January 4, 2016, 12:40 PM UTC

Happy New Year, Broadsheet readers! A female mayor is killed just a day after being elected, Camille Cosby will be deposed, and Sheryl Sandberg shares some warm wishes for 2016. Have a wonderful Monday.


 Killer campaign. Gisela Mota was shot dead by gunmen less than one day after becoming mayor of Temixco, a city south of Mexico City. Mota had promised to go after organized crime. Yahoo


 Time to testify. A judge has ruled that Camille Cosby can be deposed in a lawsuit brought by seven women who allege that her husband, Bill Cosby, sexually assaulted them. People

 Rough road for GM. A different judge said that a lawsuit may proceed against General Motors, led by CEO Mary Barra, over the automaker's faulty ignition switches. This case—and five similar suits expected to go forward this year—opens GM up to possible punitive damages. WSJ

 Sheryl shares. In a New Year's Facebook post, Sheryl Sandberg wrote about a circle of female friends she has known since childhood. The Facebook COO credits these women for helping her "choose life and meaning" after the death of her husband, and hopes readers will "find the Circle that supports you—and cherish the moments of joy in each day."  People

 Cruise controller. Crystal Cruises CEO Edie Rodriguez talks to Fortune about being the only woman to head a luxury cruise line, traveling to more than 100 countries, and having a “triple A New York” personality. Fortune

 Score one for women. While FIFA, soccer's governing body, recently announced that it's accepting applications for a training program designed to put more women in leadership roles, current and former soccer stars—including Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd—are pushing for the organization to take bigger, more concrete steps to advance women. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Slack Inc. head of platform April Underwood has been promoted to VP of product. She joined Slack last June from Twitter.


 Cookies 2.0. Last January, the Girl Scouts sold their famous cookies over the Internet for the first time. This year, Visa and Dell are investing $3 million to help update the Girl Scouts’ digital cookie platform, adding games and videos, as well as workshops about math and technology. New York Times

 White man's burden? Twitter has hired Jeffrey Siminoff, former director of worldwide inclusion & diversity at Apple, to be its new head of diversity. While it's good to see Twitter paying more attention to diversity, it's tough to miss the fact that Siminoff is "a white man in a company full of white men." The Verge

 Female, 50, and unemployed. While the current unemployment rate is a low 5%, a new study finds that there is one group that is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession: women over 50. New York Times

 Cairns gets credit. MasterCard president of international markets Ann Cairns talks about growing up in an English mining town, majoring in math, and managing 50 engineers while still in her 20's.  New York Times

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Hillary Clinton raised $37 million last quarter   WSJ

There may be more single women buying houses in 2016  Fortune

Female migrants often become prey to sexual abuse  New York Times

Girl friendship drama: When it's time to let it go  Time


You must live your life, if possible, without regret.

Singer Natalie Cole, who died last week at age 65