The Broadsheet: June 8th

June 8, 2016, 12:11 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Four female CEOs earn kudos from their employees, Serena Williams becomes the top-paid woman athlete, and Hillary Clinton makes history. Have a great Wednesday.


Hillary makes history. Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last night, a day after the AP declared her the presumptive nominee based on a survey of superdelegates. While she won the California, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota state primaries yesterday, Bernie Sanders has made no move toward concession, vowing that he will "continue to fight."

Clinton is the first woman to win a major U.S. political party’s nomination, leading a number of publications to take a look back at the path that led her to this historic moment. Time's Philip Elliot and Sam Frizell argued that Clinton's four decades as a trailblazer in public life have inured the public to momentous nature of her accomplishment. Meanwhile, the New York Times' Amy Chozick writes that the candidate has "redefined the role of women in American politics each time she has reinvented herself." Some readers apparently did not take kindly to the writer's Clinton coverage: Chozick tweeted yesterday that she has been receiving threats of violence from "Bernie supporters."


Say my (new) name. The experience of a woman who landed a job after changing her name from Erin to the more masculine-sounding Mack lead Laura Cohn—writer of our sister Fortune newsletter World' Most Powerful Womento look into the ethics of changing one's name to combat unconscious bias in hiring. Fortune

 Williams wins. Serena Williams has finally overtaken fellow tennis star Maria Sharapova as the highest-paid female athlete. According to Forbes, Williams earned $28.9 million in the past year, while Sharapova brought in $21.9 million. Forbes

 Beloved bosses. Four women made Glassdoor's annual list of the highest rated CEOs, including Enterprise Holdings CEO Pam Nicholson (No. 20 on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list) and Deloitte chief Cathy Engelbert (No. 21).   Fortune

Tweeting for sisterhood. The Internet rallying around Stanford rapist Brock Turner's victim is a far cry from the treatment women generally receive online. Here's hoping that this is the beginning of social media as feminist force. Fortune

 Deconstructing Donald. Fortune's Valentina Zarya unpacks Donald Trump's condescending remark that he "broke the glass ceiling" for women in the construction industry. Not only does the statement come off as an attempt to take credit for women's accomplishments, writes Zarya, but it ignores that the construction industry remains overwhelmingly male and riddled with sexism. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Mayanne Downs will succeed Byrd Marshall as president and managing director of law firm GrayRobinson.


 Pao resets. Ellen Pao, who once sued venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins for gender discrimination, has signed a deal to write Reset, a book about the "toxic culture that pervades the tech industry" for Random House imprint Spiegel & Grau.  Recode

 Role of a lifetime? Proving that no role is beyond her reach, Meryl Streep appeared at Monday's Park Public Theater Gala event in full Donald Trump drag, including orange face paint. Fortune

The late Ambassador. President Obama nominated former deputy White House counsel Cassandra Butts to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. But after a 2014 hearing, Senate Republicans put a hold on the process and she was never confirmed. Butts, who the New York Times' Frank Bruni calls "a pawn in [Washington's] power games and partisanship," died suddenly last month. New York Times

 Staying home. Today anchor Savannah Guthrie announced that she is pregnant and, as a result of risks associated with the Zika virus, will not go to Rio to cover the Olympic games for NBC. The Hollywood Reporter

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Women's wealth growing faster than men's  Money

Airbnb is under fire for a host who wouldn't rent to a transgender woman  Fortune

Ellen DeGeneres sued over breast joke  Yahoo

The View eyes Sara Haines as new co-host  The Hollywood Reporter


She told me to never back down from a bully, which it turns out was pretty good advice.

Hillary Clinton, invoking her mother at a rally in Brooklyn last night

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