The Broadsheet: February 5th


Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The NFL is kicking off a push to put more women in the executive suite, Hillary Clinton gets points for getting angry, and Slack defies its name. Have a wonderful weekend.


 Get mad or get even? Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took the gloves off in last night's Democratic debate. Fortune's Dan Friedman argues that Clinton came out on top by angrily criticizing the Sanders campaign's "artful smear" against her, saying, "Enough is enough. If you’ve got something to say, say it directly." Still, while she may have won this skirmish, the Vermont Senator maintains a significant lead in the New Hampshire polls going into the state's primary on Tuesday. Fortune


The MPW of the NFL. At the NFL Women’s Summit, commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league will begin applying the "Rooney Rule" to women, requiring that at least one female candidate be considered for all open exec positions. While that's great news, it's not say that women aren’t already making a big impact on the sport. Here’s Fortune’s look at ten of the most powerful women in football.

 Sports sleuth. Speaking of interesting women in football, meet Lisa Friel, once the head of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit in Manhattan and now the NFL's SVP for investigations. Her job: investigate alleged violations of the league’s personal conduct code (including domestic violence).  New York Times

 Family feud? Now that Sumner Redstone has withdrawn as executive chairman of both CBS and Viacom, his 61-year-old daughter Shari—who holds a 20% voting stake in the two companies—is in a power position. Given her distrust of current Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, it seems likely that the company is headed for an extended power struggle.  Fortune

Slack's no slacker. While a growing number of tech company are now publishing data about the racial and gender composition of their workforces, most keep the two categories separate. Messaging company Slack is one of the few taking their stats a step further, looking at the demographic intersections of its minority employees. Fortune

 Shrill, schmill. Hillary Clinton is now being criticized for, yes, her voice. Some commenters are using that old sexist buzzword— "shrill"—to describe her tone, and the Clinton camp has responded by scheduling more intimate town-hall meetings, where the candidate can be softer. Time

 Rental car royalty. Enterprise has named Chrissy Taylor, granddaughter of founder Jack Taylor, as COO. She and CEO Pam Nicholson talk exclusively to Fortune about what the appointment means to the future of the car rental company, and what we can expect from the third generation of Taylors. Fortune 

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Workday has hired Diana McKenzie, formerly of Amgen, as its first CIO.


 Eggcellent news. A little noticed—yet potentially important—part of the new military benefits announced by defense secretary Ashton Carter last week: The Pentagon may begin paying for egg- and sperm-freezing procedures.  Quartz

 Babies and barbells. Have you seen the new Equinox Fitness ad featuring a model breastfeeding twins? Here's how the high-end gym chain explains the connection between nursing and working out. Fortune

 A Nasty cut. Fashion retailer Nasty Gal, founded by Sophia Amoruso and now run by CEO Sheree Waterson, is cutting about 10% of its staff in a "strategic restructuring."  Bloomberg

 Prof prejudice? Wheaton College's faculty diversity committee called the evangelical school’s proceedings against Larycia Hawkins, Wheaton's first black female tenured professor, “discriminatory on the basis of race and gender.” Hawkings was placed on leave after she wore a hijab and expressed solidarity with the Muslim community via a Facebook post.  Time

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Lawmakers introduce bill that would require women to register for the draft  WSJ

Beyonce shakes up her management team  New York Post

How did the "lazy girl" take over the Internet?  New York Magazine

Taylor Swift perfume maker says celebrity fragrance sales are falling  Fortune


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