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The Broadsheet: March 7th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina (@valzarya) here. Hillary Clinton had a super busy weekend, the world remembers Nancy Reagan, and Meg Whitman has more to say about Donald Trump. Have a great Monday.


• And you thought your weekend was busy..Four states held Democratic primaries over the weekend, with Hillary Clinton winning one (Louisiana) and Bernie Sanders taking three (Kansas, Nebraska, and Maine). The two also went head-to-head in a CNN debate on Sunday night, with many media outlets, including Fortune, declaring Clinton the winner.  Fortune


Remembering Mrs. Reagan. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan passed away on Sunday at the age of 94. She is considered to have been one of the most influential first ladies in U.S. history, having taken a particular interest in the prevention of drug abuse. Prominent political figures from Chelsea Clinton to Donald Trump took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Pressure for equal payArjuna Capital, the activist arm of investment advisory firm Baldwin Brothers, is pressuring major tech firms to disclose employee pay. The Guardian

 Whitman on Trump. Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and No. 6 on Fortune‘s list of Most Powerful Women, said Donald Trump’s economic plan “would sink this country into a recession.” The comment comes a few weeks after she called the Republican frontrunner a “dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears.”  Fortune

 Investing in SHE. In honor of International Women’s Day, investment management firm State Street Global Advisors will introduce an ETF that invests in American companies that “are leaders in advancing women through gender diversity on their boards of directors and in management.” The fund’s ticker symbol is SHE. New York Times

Don’t tell me. A female professor describes, in very real terms, the sexual harassment that women in academia face. “[It] generally starts like this: A woman (she is a student, a technician, a professor) gets an email and notices that the subject line is a bit off: ‘I need to tell you,’ or ‘my feelings.’ New York Times


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.

What women need. Debbie Messemer, a managing partner at KPMG San Francisco, shares the number one quality that women lack.  Fortune

• Learn to say ‘no’. If you try to be everything to everyone, you become nothing to anyone, writes Beth Brady, CMO of Principal Financial. Fortune

How to work well. Racquel Oden, head of advisor strategy and development at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, says the easiest way to be a better employee is to be a better citizen.  Fortune


 Macho management. Fortune senior editor and Most Powerful Women Summit co-chair Jennifer Reingold writes about Donald Trump’s leadership style, which she summarizes as “a) about brute dominance b) almost exclusively male and c) incredibly out of fashion.”   Fortune

Athleisure champ. Tyler Haney is the 27-year-old mastermind behind clothing brand Outdoor Voices. Having launched the brand right out of school, Haney already has raised just under $10 million in funding and collaborated with established fashion brands like J.Crew. Coveteur

Retirement rumors. Maria Sharapova has called a press conference scheduled for Monday night in which she will make a “major announcement.” There is speculation that the tennis pro is retiring.  Independent

Demystifying Millennials. Gabrielle Jackson Bosche has launched a business based on telling companies what motivates her fellow millennials. Launched in 2015, her consulting firm Millennial Solution already counts among its clients Microsoft, Audi Volkswagen, and Northrop Grumman. Washington Post

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Will America’s Olympic flag bearer be wearing a hijab? New Yorker

Lena Dunham hospitalized for ruptured ovarian cyst Time

3 female college students explain why they support Donald Trump Cosmopolitan

QUIZ: Which trailblazing woman are you?  Fortune


I want women to be comfortable with being imperfect.

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