The Broadsheet: April 5th


Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Twitter is the latest company to roll out gender-neutral parental leave, Arianna Huffington’s new book is out, and the military may be opening new jobs to women—but it’s still at war with their titles. Enjoy your Tuesday.


 Twitter gets 20. Fortune's Michal Lev-Ram has the scoop on Twitter's new parental leave policy: 20 paid weeks for women and men. As we've previously reported, gender-neutral leave policies are becoming more popular as family structures have changed and increased evidence indicates that paternity leave allows for more equitable parenting and better maternal health outcomes. Kudos to Twitter for joining a small-but-growing club that also includes Etsy, Facebook and Netflix. Fortune


 Sheryl + Mickey? The sudden departure of Walt Disney Company COO Thomas Staggs has everyone wondering who will succeed CEO and chairman Bob Iger atop the entertainment heavyweight. One name that's already being bandied about: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.  Variety

 The why behind the Y. Fortune's Lena Rao sits down with Y Combinator founder Jessica Livingston to discuss the challenges she’s faced as a founder, her advice for female entrepreneurs and her ambitions for YC's upcoming Female Founders Conference.  Fortune

 Yeo-woman? In their push for gender neutrality, the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps are coming up with new names for job titles that traditionally end in “man” (think rifleman, etc.). While in most cases it's been easy enough to use a term like “technician” or “specialist," there is one particularly tricky case: yeoman, the traditional name for sailors who work in clerical positions. New York Times

 Jobs on schools. Laurene Powell Jobs is using the vast fortune left to her by her husband, late Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, to tackle U.S. school reform. The goal of her non-profit, the Emerson Collective, is to invest in education and change how it operates. Fortune

Meeting Mrs. Zuck. Priscilla Chan—doctor, philanthropist, and wife of Mark Zuckerberg—talks in a rare interview about how her personal background has helped drive the couple's charitable efforts with schools and hospitals. Mercury News

Get some rest, Donald. In her new book, The Sleep Revolution, Arianna Huffington argues that our collective belief that productivity equals success, coupled with our tech-enabled ability to be on 24/7, is causing a worldwide "sleep crisis." The HuffPo founder also had some strong opinions about Donald Trump, who she says "displays all the symptoms of having no impulse control," consistent with sleep deprivation. Fortune


 Million-dollar question. More evidence that the barriers to success for women of color are set shockingly high: While the overall career-long pay gap for women is roughly $430,000, that number shoots up to $1 million-plus when you narrow it to just Latinas. Fortune

 Smith doesn't stress. HR exec Andrea Smith is leading Bank of America’s stress-test submission to the Federal Reserve, a task that could endanger her boss, CEO Brian Moynihan. The bank has bungled the process three of the past five years, but Smith is well-versed in handling pressure cooker situations: She also oversaw integration—and layoffs—when BofA bought Merrill Lynch during the financial crisis. Wall Street Journal

 A Scandal-ous thought. Will the next season of Scandal be its last? Although creator Shonda Rhimes has hinted at that possibility, star Kerry Washington is staying mum. It's in Rhimes' hands, says Washington: "I trust her." Adweek

 Full year of Full Frontal. One show whose future is secure, at least for this year: Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Less that two months into its run, TBS has ordered 26 more episodes, taking it to the end of 2016. Deadline

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The 'tampon tax' fight has reached D.C.  Washington Post

My abortion saved my life—should I be punished?  Motto

Inside Amy Schumer takes on Hamilton with 'Betsy Ross'  EW

Anne Wojcicki talks healthcare, Theranos, and dating A-Rod  Re/Code


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