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The Broadsheet: April 15th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! TaskRabbit gets a new CEO, we meet the woman running point for the WNBA, and a Nola legend will get her due. Have a relaxing weekend.


• On task. TaskRabbit co-founder Leah Busque is stepping down as CEO, and transitioning to a new role as executive chairwoman. TaskRabbit’s COO—and 2015 Fortune 40 Under 40 honoree—Stacy Brown-Philpot will move into the CEO spot. In a Medium post, Busque wrote that she plans to stay involved with TaskRabbit, though she also wants to spend more time with her family and working on some “passion projects.” Fortune


• Brooklyn brawl. Last night’s Democratic debate was testier than usual, with both candidates making pointed, personal attacks at one another. While Bernie Sanders emphasized Hillary Clinton’s ties to wealthy donors and Wall Street banks, Clinton hit her opponent hard on foreign policy and gun control issues. Fortune‘s Ben Geier calls the evening a draw, but points out that a draw actually means a win for Clinton, who, according to recent polls, is leading in New York State by a significant margin Fortune

• A tremendous talk? Megyn Kelly met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower to talk through their ongoing feud. “We met for about an hour, just the two of us, and had a chance to clear the air,” says the anchor, while Trump, speaking to Fox’s Sean Hannity, called Kelly “very, very nice” during their sit-down. Ratings bonanza to follow?  CNNMoney

• Put me in, coach. Meet Lisa Borders, the former Coca-Cola exec who is now leading the WNBA into its 20th season. Fortune

• Getting neighborly? South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s hopes for a stronger parliamentary majority were dashed this week when her party suffered an unexpected defeat, losing it’s majority altogether. Now, analysts say they expect her to make a bid for relevancy with a bold foreign policy move, perhaps involving her country’s relationship with neighboring North Korea? New York Times

• Booking for the bottom line. Did you know that women typically book their work trips two days earlier than do their male colleagues? Forty-eight hours might not seem like much, but for big companies it can save millions per year in last-minute airfares. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Apple has hired Cynthia Hogan, a top lobbyist for the National Football League and former aide to Joe Biden, as the new head of its Washington office. Sonia Syngal, a Gap EVP in charge of supply chain, has been named global president of Old Navy.


• Jane on Hillary. Jane Sanders, wife of Bernie, talks about why she thinks the superdelegate system is “silly,” what she’s learned on the campaign trail, and whether she and her husband will vote for Hillary Clinton, should Clinton win the Democratic nomination (spoiler: they will). The Daily Beast

• Bold builders. After the death of celebrated architect Zaha Hadid, the New York Times asked its female architect readers about their experiences in the notoriously male-dominated industry. Their responses provide a fascinating window into struggles women continue to encounter in the field. New York Times

• A Nola legend. In May, 93-year-old New Orleans chef Leah Chase, proprietor of historic Creole restaurant Dooky Chase, will become the first African-American to receive the James Beard Foundation’s lifetime-achievement award. The New Yorker

• Inside Anna’s empire. Endlessly fascinated by Vogue editor and Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour? (I know I am.) Check out the new documentary The First Monday in May, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Wintour-helmed 2015 Met Gala.   New York Times

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Online abuse: How women are fighting back  The Guardian

Nigeria Chibok girls shown alive in Boko Haram video BBC

Tax policy is widening the gender gap  Bloomberg

Michelle Obama wants to make going to college way less stressful  Seventeen


I’m certainly happy to be playing a woman in a powerful position in politics, even though she’s a buffoon. And I don’t say that apologetically, because think of all the buffoons in politics right now. She’s our buffoon.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on her <em>Veep</em> character, President Selina Meyer