The Broadsheet: February 22nd

February 22, 2016, 12:31 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Val (@valzarya) here, filling in for Kristen while she’s on vacation. Hillary Clinton got a narrow win in Nevada, Emma Watson’s taking an acting break, and India’s PM is making major reforms. Have a great Monday.


Going once, going twice? Yahoo may begin approaching potential bidders for its core internet business as soon as Monday. The company announced just Friday that it had formed a committee of independent directors to consider its strategic options—a move that many interpreted as a signal that it was moving towards a sale. Were core Yahoo to be sold, it is not yet clear whether Marissa Mayer would remain as CEO. Bloomberg


Hillary takes Nevada. Votes from the Nevada Democratic caucuses are still being counted, but Hillary Clinton is likely to have narrowly defeated Bernie Sanders, thanks to particularly strong support from African American voters.  Time

 Lagarde encore. The International Monetary Fund has appointed managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term.  The Guardian

 Modi's new mode. India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception for decades, funding about four million tubal ligations per year. This year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a major step toward modernizing that system, introducing free injectable contraceptives for women. New York Times

 I don't buy it. A new study has found that when men and women with equal reputations sold the same products on eBay, women received lower prices. Fortune

Feminism over film. Emma Watson says she will take a year-long break from acting to focus on self-development and feminism. She plans to read one feminist book per month and direct more energy toward her work as the UN Ambassador for HeforShe. Paper Magazine


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here's some of the best of what we heard last week.

B's are A-OK. One reason for the attrition of young women in STEM is “B phobia"—or the fear of not excelling. Giving women permission to fail is one way to get them to succeed, writes Blair Blackwell, manager of education and corporate programs at Chevron. Fortune

Give 'em proof. Waverly Deutsch, clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, advises against pitching investors before proving the feasibility of an idea. Fortune

Trust your gut. Don’t be afraid to walk away or pass on what seems like a great opportunity if it doesn’t feel right—even if you are deeply emotionally invested, says Cheryl Black, CEO of YOU Technology. Fortune


Piloting change. Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) flew alongside their male counterparts in World War II, but are not allowed to be buried in military cemeteries. Last month, Congress introduced a series of bills to rectify the situation, but the time to pass them is limited as most surviving WASPs are now in their 90s. New York Times

 Flint's fighter. Claressa Shields is an Olympic gold medalist and an undefeated boxing champion, but she still lives in her impoverished hometown of Flint, Mich. due to a lack of endorsement deals. Now she is preparing for the Rio Olympics, where she will be fighting for her second gold—and a way to get her family out of Flint.  WSJ

Let girls fear. Girls are perceived to be more fragile than boys, and thus tend to be more coddled by their parents. While the desire to keep girls away from danger is understandable, being overprotective can make them grow into women who are afraid of stepping outside of their comfort zones, argues writer Caroline Paul.  New York Times

 Feeding the buzz. As the publisher of Buzzfeed, Dao Nguyen is responsible for managing, optimizing and coordinating the site's content. Her title might sound at odds with her role as a data scientist, but reflects the new reality of digital media. "Making content available to the public is entirely a technical talent," she says. Fast Company

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