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The Broadsheet: February 18th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! We meet Fortune’s 15 entrepreneurs to watch, Marcia Clark is getting a media makeover, and Nikki Haley finally makes her pick. Have a wonderful Thursday.


• Startup stars. Fortune‘s new list of 15 Entrepreneurs to Watch is out and features several fascinating female disrupters—including Code 2040 CEO Laura Weidman Powers, Digital Asset Holdings CEO Blythe Masters, and Making a Murderer directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos Fortune


• Cutting pages. As part of its larger effort to cut staff by 15%, Yahoo is shutting down seven of its digital magazines on topics like food, health, parenting, and real estate. The magazines were an expensive bet by CEO Marissa Mayer, who saw them as a key to reinventing Yahoo as a premium destination for readers and advertisers.  New York Times

• Nikki’s nod. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who’s been courted by most of the GOP field, has finally picked a candidate to endorse: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Time

• Clark’s day in court. When Marcia Clark prosecuted the infamous 1995 O.J. Simpson case, the media portrayed her as incompetent and mocked her for everything from her hairstyles to her clothing. However, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, a new show about the case, takes a fresh perspective on Clark, re-examining her treatment through a feminist lens. New York Magazine

• Big data, big brother. Healthcare analytics firms are making it possible for employers to ascertain how many of their employees are pregnant or trying to conceive. While this practice is technically legal, it raises a slew of ethics questions and may open the door to increased discrimination against women.  Fortune

• Music to my ears. The Metropolitan Opera next season will produce L’Amour de Loin, a work by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. It will be the first opera by a woman performed at the Met since 1903. New York Times

• Campbell’s capital. Campbell Soup Co., led by CEO Denise Morrison, is launching a $125 million venture capital fund to invest in food startups.  Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: ABC announced that Channing Dungey will succeed Paul Lee as the network’s entertainment president, becoming the first black president of a major broadcast network. European cosmetics giant Douglas has promoted Isabelle Parize to CEO.


• From Lulu to guru. Christine Day, the former CEO of Lululemon and current chief of frozen-food startup Luvo, is working as a consultant to Adidas. While her role was initially focused on nutrition, it has since expanded to include helping the company tackle the competitive women’s athletic gear market.  Fortune

• Raising Kane. Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane announced that she will not seek re-election this fall. This is the latest update in a convoluted saga that involves offensive emails sent by some of the state’s most powerful people. Kane, who exposed the emails, is facing impeachment and felony charges related to leaking information. New York Times

• Blaming the victim? Who’s to blame for corporate America’s lack of female board members? According to male directors, the problem lies with women—they say there just aren’t enough qualified female candidates. Female directors, not surprisingly, beg to differ. Fortune

• Duchess of deadlines. Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton guest edited the Huffington Post UK yesterday, as part of her effort to raise awareness of children’s mental health issues. She pulled in some pretty big name contributors—including First Lady Michelle Obama. Huffington Post

• Keep the ring. All the Single Ladies, a new book from New York magazine writer Rebecca Traister, advocates for the rights and priorities of the growing number of American women who spend a large chunk of their lives solo. Bloomberg

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. accused of deceptive labeling  Fortune

Do women need legislative “protection?”  New York Times

Watch Shonda Rhimes’ TED talk: “My year of saying yes to everything”  TED

It was not very fun being America’s first supermodel  Racked


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