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The Broadsheet: April 20th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Hillary Clinton wins big in the Empire State, Levo’s founder shares her salary negotiation secrets, and we meet some of the most powerful women in canna-business. Have a lovely Wednesday.


• Hillary’s homecoming. Hillary Clinton won big in New York’s Democratic Party primary, beating Bernie Sanders by nearly a 16-point margin. “There’s no place like home,” said the former New York Senator in her victory speech last night—and she’s right. The victory, aside from giving her an extra 33 delegates, helped Clinton recover from a vulnerable period during which Sanders won state after state. Now, it seems the tide is turning in her favor, with pundits predicting that the next few contests—Pennsylvania, Maryland, California—will also go Clinton’s way.


• Canna-biz queens. In honor of April 20—which has become an unofficial marijuana holiday in the U.S.—Fortune put together a list of the most powerful businesswomen in the cannabis industry. This diverse list includes a marijuana-focused asset manager, a dispensary owner, a grower, and a professional connector of female cannabis entrepreneurs.  Fortune

• Gimme twenty. Before the U.S. Treasury asked Americans to vote for who they’d like to see on the $10 bill, Sec. Jacob Lew had planned to go with Susan B. Anthony, according to a newly-revealed memo. However, now that Hamilton fans are rallying to keep him on the $10, it’s unclear if the bill will get a new face at all, leading some to believe that women will have to wait until the $20 bill’s redesign, which could take up to a decade. WSJ

What to say for more pay. Caroline Ghosn, founder and CEO of Levo, a professional network for millennials, shares her top five things every woman must do during salary negotiations.  Fortune

• Harassment post-Hill. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chair Jenny Yang discusses the current state of sexual harassment in the U.S. and what has—and hasn’t—changed in the 25 years since Anita Hill’s testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings. Fortune

• Dismally low digits. New PwC research finds that women landed less than 1% of the new CEO positions in the U.S. and Canada last year, the worst showing in the study’s 16-year history. The global outlook was slightly better—although nothing to get excited about.  Money

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will nominate Takako Masai, a foreign-exchange specialist at Shinsei Bank Ltd., as a Bank of Japan board member. Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has joined Elle as editor-at-large. Variety promoted Michelle Sobrino-Stearns to group publisher and chief revenue officer of Variety. The National Geographic Society promoted Brooke Runnette to the newly-created position of EVP, chief program and impact officer.


• Little House to The House. Melissa Gilbert, perhaps best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” talks about her congressional bid, her stint as president of the Screen Actors Guild, and her support of the Paycheck Fairness Act.  New York Times

• Pay to SkimmDanielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin, creators of theSkimm newsletter, have launched a new iPhone app. For $2.99 a month, the app will automatically put upcoming news events like tax day or a TV show premiere on a user’s digital calendar.  WSJ

• What’s that smell? Annabis, a company devoted to making marijuana accessories for women, claims its handbags are odor-proof. But will they stand up to Fortune‘s test?  Fortune

She’s a baller. Newly-minted WNBA player Breanna Stewart is having a great month. After leading the UConn Huskies to their fourth straight NCAA title and being drafted by the Seattle Storm as the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA draft, she signed a multi-year deal with Nike.  Complex

Worth the risk. Susanne Bier, the director behind AMC’s spy-thriller mini-series The Night Manager, might be an Oscar winner, but she still considers herself to have been a “risky” choice for the job because of her gender. “Whoever chooses the directors of these kinds of things are making comfortable choices as opposed to courageous choices,” she says. Vanity Fair

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Hillary Clinton is sending aides to Puerto Rico to take Zika meetings  Fortune

We should honor the brave work of women in war zones  Time

What men and women wanted in a spouse in 1939—and how different it is today  Washington Post

This women-only networking event took place 30,000 feet about the groud  Quartz


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