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The Broadsheet: April 22nd

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Eventbrite gets a new CEO, Hillary Clinton weighs in on a two-woman ticket, and an entrepreneur shares her harrowing story of getting shot—and bouncing back. Have a relaxing weekend.


Leading with Hartz. Fortune‘s Michal Lev-Ram has the exclusive on Julia Hartz’s promotion to CEO of online ticketing platform Eventbrite. Hartz has been something of an interim chief since her husband and co-founder Kevin Hartz stepped down late last year, but she makes it official just in time to take on a lofty goal: achieving profitability by the end of 2016. Fortune


With a bullet. Entrepreneurs often have to overcome daunting and unexpected obstacles to succeed. But getting shot? In this shocking first-person story, Kitchology co-founder Iris Sherman writes about how she was accidentally shot and how, after a long and difficult recovery, she believes the experience will make her a better entrepreneur.  Fortune

• Two are better than one? Hillary Clinton’s campaign has confirmed that her short list of VP candidates will include a woman. While most insiders doubt the candidate would actually go with a two-woman ticket, it is fun to think about the potential contenders, who, according to the Boston Globe, could even include noted Clinton skeptic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, who is, yes, a Republican. Boston Globe

• Warren vs. White. Speaking of Warren, the Senator wrote a very pointed letter to SEC chair Mary Jo White, criticizing her organization for allowing Steven Cohen back into the hedge-fund business just months after it settled a case with him. Fortune

• Oprah’s new leaf. Oprah screened the world premiere of her new TV show Greenleaf at the Tribeca Film Festival, telling attendees that the project is the fruition of a long-held “dream.” Fortune

• One for the books. Carla Hayden, the head of Baltimore’s public library—and one of Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders—testified before a Senate Rules Committee, moving one step closer to leading the Library of Congress. If confirmed, Hayden would be the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position. New York Times


• Know your herstory. Did Wednesday’s announcement that women will be added to the $20, $10, and $5 bills send you down an Internet wormhole, reading everything you could about the new honorees (I know that’s how I spent my afternoon)? If so, check out this story, which provides some context for each:  New York Times

Allies only. PayPal got some heat when its poster for an upcoming diversity panel was noticed to include zero women. Vanity Fair

Screen test. Executive communications coach Mary Civiello weighs in Elizabeth Holmes’ recent TV appearances, in which the Theranos CEO responded to the latest allegations against her blood-testing startup. While some felt that Holmes “tanked” the interview, Civiello says the CEO came off as gracious and remorseful. Fortune

• Meet the manologue. You already know what mansplaining is, right? Well, welcome to the latest the latest linguistic attempt to capture men’s tendency to talk, talk, talk: the “manologue.” New York Times

• Horgan gets huge. Sharon Horgan is one-half of the brilliant duo behind Catastrophe, the Amazon series she makes with comedian Rob Delaney. While she’s already well known in the U.K., the show’s success is now raising her profile in the U.S.—a process that will likely pick up steam when Divorce, a series that Horgan created for Sarah Jessica Parker, airs on HBO this fall.  The New Yorker

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12 surprising facts about Queen Elizabeth  Time

These people aren’t happy to see Andrew Jackson kicked off the $20  Fortune

Cindy Sherman takes on aging (her own)  New York Times

‘Broad City’ wants to do a musical episode with Rachel Bloom  The Hollywood Reporter


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