The Broadsheet: April 4th


Good morning, Broadsheet readers! VC bigwigs are still 94% male, Abby Wambach gets arrested, and SNL takes on Trump’s misogyny. Plus, meet The Broadsheet’s new sister newsletter. Have a productive Monday.


 A global sisterhood. Fortune today is launching World's Most Powerful Women, a sister newsletter to The Broadsheet, which will bring a global perspective to the latest news on the world's female power players. The newsletter is helmed by Brussels-based contributing editor Laura Cohn (@laurascohn), so be sure to hit her up with tips and suggestions. You can check out the debut edition here and go here to sign up: Fortune


 Not enough, I'd venture. According to a data analysis by Fortune's Dan Primack, fewer than 6% of all decision-makers at U.S. venture capital firms are women. While that number is up very slightly over last year, it remains shocking to me that an industry with so much influence over which companies live and die is still 94% male.  Fortune

 Abby gets arrested. Retired soccer star Abby Wambach was arrested on Sunday for allegedly driving while drunk in Oregon. She apologized to fans on Facebook, saying she took “full responsibility” for the arrest.  Time

 The $400,000 gap. Even an MBA is not enough to close the pay gap: According to a new study, female business school alums earn an average of $400,000 less than their male counterparts over the 20 years following their graduation. Fortune

 Margarita vs. the miners. Margarita Caal Caal, a Guatemalan woman, is one of 11 women suing Canadian mining company Hudbay Mineral for negligence, claiming that security personnel representing the company raped her and burned down her home. The case could have serious repercussions for Canada's massive mining, oil, and gas industry. New York Times

 Q+A abomination. Speaking at a conference at Boston University, legendary journalist Gay Talese couldn't name a single female non-fiction writer he admires. On behalf of Joan Didion, Gloria Steinem, Nellie Bly, Barbara Ehrenreich, Anna Quindlen and many, many more, I'd like to say: Spare me, Talese.  New York Post

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Intel VP Aicha Evans, who has overseen the company’s attempts to sell chips for mobile phones, reportedly plans to leave.


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.

A motivational makeover. Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetic, has the three skills you must master to achieve success in work and life.  Fortune

 Focus on family. While many people try to put up a wall between work and life, Modern-Twist CEO and founder Kat Nouri takes the opposite tack, drawing career inspiration from her family.  Fortune

When 1+1=3. We all know there are never enough hours in the day to get it all in. Lori Bailey, global head of special lines at Zurich Insurance, has a solution: combine the different segments of your life. For example, Bailey creates opportunities to volunteer through Zurich, combining community and work into a single task.  Fortune


 Turning the tables on Trump. SNL look some very funny shots at Donald Trump's endless stream of misogynistic comments. If, like me, you have gotten to the laugh-to-keep-from-crying point with the Donald, I recommend taking a moment to watch. The Daily Beast

 Cait joins Jill. Caitlyn Jenner, star of the E! reality series I Am Cait, reportedly is joining the cast of Amazon hit Transparent.  Fortune

High-flyers. While only about 5% of pilots globally are female, their numbers are beginning to increase in Asia, where some airlines are trying to woo women to counter a pilot shortage driven by an air travel boom.  Bloomberg

 Sussing your superpowerDottie Mattison, CEO of Gracious Home New York, talks about why she hates meetings about meetings, how she's built a diverse team, and why she likes to ask prospective employees, "What's your superpower?" New York Times

 Mother of all media. Roman Catholic nun Mother Mary Angelica, who died on March 27, was the creator of the Eternal Word Television Network, a religious media empire with global reach. WSJ

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When you say you’re going to build a company around menstrual blood, people think you’re joking.  New York Times

How porn is changing a generation of girls  Time


It would be great for the game.

Rory McIlroy, the former world No. 1 men's golfer, on combining men's and women's golf competitions.

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