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The Broadsheet: April 21st

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Time is celebrating the year’s most influential women, Elizabeth Warren calls out Ted Cruz, and we’re finally getting a woman on not just one, but three, U.S. banknotes. Have a fantastic Thursday.


• On the money! If you, like me, have been closely following the back-and-forth about putting a woman on an American banknote, this is the news you’ve been waiting for: Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has revealed plans to put women on the $20, $10, and $5 bills. Former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20. Contrary to previous announcements, Alexander Hamilton will retain his perch on the $10, but five suffragettes, including Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth, will appear on the back. Marian Anderson, the African-American classical singer, and Eleanor Roosevelt will gain spots on the back of the $5. While some women were irked that Tubman landed on the $20 rather than the $10—which is the first bill in line to be revised—the news was generally greeted by the thunderous applause it deserves.


• That TIME of year. Time‘s list of the 100 most influential people in the world is out and features 40 women—the same number as last year, though fewer than 2014’s all-time high of 41. I highly recommend taking a few moments to peruse some of the mini-bios of the women honored, which include one of Burmese political leader Aung San Suu Kyi written by President Barack Obama and one of Adele written by Jennifer Lawrence. Time

• White Man Problems. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) launched a Twitter attack on Ted Cruz after seeing a letter from the GOP candidate detailing all the “sacrifices” he’s had to make to run for the president. Warren accused him of “whining,” comparing his litany of complaints to the struggles of “moms w/ unfair schedules who drop kids at daycare & find their hrs cancelled,” and “workers w/ no paid leave who can’t stay home when sick or caring for kids.” Fortune

Sad but true. I recommend taking a moment to search the Twitter hashtag #WhenIWas, which women are using to share their stories of sexual harassment and violence, many of which they experienced at heartbreakingly young ages.  New York Magazine

• The colors of entrepreneurship. A new report from The Center for Global Policy Solutions finds that the number of businesses owned by Asian-American, Hispanic and black women grew faster than almost any other demographic groups in the years during and after the recession.  WSJ

• B for free! Good news for budget-conscious BeyHive fans: HBO will offer a free trial this weekend, just in time for the Saturday premiere of Beyonce’s “Lemonade” special, as well as the series premieres of Game of Thrones and Veep. Fortune

• Can you keep a secret? Time‘s Alice Park writes that the struggles of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes’ blood-testing company, were inevitable due to its obsessive secrecy. Time


• Where’s Kelly? Kelly Ripa was absent from yesterday’s Live with Kelly and Michael, prompting speculation that she’s protesting Disney’s treatment of the show. Her mysterious disappearance—which a show spokesperson says was just a “day off”—came a day after ABC announced that Ripa’s co-host Michael Strahan is leaving the show for Good Morning America, news that reportedly caught Ripa by surprise.  Fortune

• Bee goes blind. Speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival, Samantha Bee explained how she created a “happy workplace” at her TBS show, Full Frontal. The key, she said, was building a diverse staff by using a blind submissions process for hiring writers, where all applications were evaluated with no names attached.  Fortune

• A distasteful trend. Two Cincinnati women who sued Chipotle Mexican Grill in for sex discrimination have settled their suit out of court. This comes after three former female general managers in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and won a discrimination case against the chain earlier this year.  Cincinnati Enquirer

• Breadlosers. A new study finds that just the thought of earning less than their wives can be threatening to men. So much so that it can push them to alter their behavior in order to reclaim their “masculinity” by, say, supporting Donald Trump or doing less housework. Hey, guys: No one cares about this but you. HBR

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Donald Trump says he would replace Janet Yellen as Fed chair  Fortune

Lily Tomlin on being ignored, forgetting her age, and eating bread onscreen  Elle

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