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The World’s Most Powerful Women: DATE GOES HERE (Sample for Laura)

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THE BIG STORY

The Sock Queen of Alabama How Gina Locklear turned her dream of making organic socks into a reality. New York Times

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA



Going Dutch
Gerrit Vos, a furniture designer, is shaking up the world of contemporary Dutch design.
New York Times

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Melinda’s Mission
Melinda Gates and husband Bill have published their annual joint letter, outlining 2016 philanthropic priorities. Melinda’s focus this year is on reducing the time women spend on unpaid labor.
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High-Five, Honda
Honda Motor Co. announced that it will appoint its first female operating officer, Asako Suzuki. As Apple continues to fight the FBI on its request to help to hack into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Berardino, Calif., shooters, the tech giant is also reportedly working on measures to make such a request more difficult to fulfill in the future. First reported by The New York Times, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple is working on new security measures that would make it “impossible” for the government to hack into a locked iPhone using methods currently at the center of the
FORTUNE

ASIA-PACIFIC



Where are the minority women?
A new study shows black women hold just 1.5% of private sector leadership jobs.
Fortune

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More Black Women Than Ever Headline Primetime
Eight black women have leading roles in primetime. That’s a historic feat and a trend that Shonda Rhimes, who is No. 50 on Fortune’s 2013 Most Powerful Women list, is helping drive. Rhimes is the creative genius behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and other binge-worthy dramas.
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The Harvard of the West Coast… In a Bad Way
Now UCLA is under fire for gender bias within its business school. I feel another New York Times investigation coming soon.
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THE AMERICAS



Getty Grants Millions
The Getty Foundation is giving $8.5 million in grants to shows with Latin American themes.
Los Angeles Times

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More Black Women Than Ever Headline Primetime
Eight black women have leading roles in primetime. That’s a historic feat and a trend that Shonda Rhimes, who is No. 50 on Fortune’s 2013 Most Powerful Women list, is helping drive. Rhimes is the creative genius behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and other binge-worthy dramas.
FORTUNE

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The Harvard of the West Coast… In a Bad Way
Now UCLA is under fire for gender bias within its business school. I feel another New York Times investigation coming soon.
FORTUNE

IN BRIEF


A domestic violence hotline in Saudi Arabia gets swamped with calls
Haaretz


Why executive assistant apps are not as good as having an actual assistant
Financial Times


There Are Now Only 12 Feminist Bookstores in the U.S.
POLICYMIC


More Dads Are Staying Home
LA TIMES

PARTING WORDS

It’s not a strategic decision but everyone I work with more or less is female. I have a very creative sisterhood back home.
— British chef Nigella Lawson