Good morning, Broadsheet readers! The White House kicks off its United State of Women event, Hillary Clinton talks terrorism, and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit continues in London. Have a productive Tuesday.
• Ladies of London. Closing out the first night of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women International Summit, former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, now CEO of Save the Children International, took an audience question about whether Denmark would be likely to follow Britain out of the European Union, should a Brexit become reality. Her answer: While Danes don’t like the EU, a majority would vote to stay. On a lighter note, she also shared the story behind her famous selfie with President Obama and David Cameron. After the photo went viral, Thorning-Schmidt says she became “the selfie queen.”
The London Summit continues today with Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s VP of EMEA, Uber regional GM Jo Bertram, Darktrace COO Poppy Gustafsson, and more.
ALSO IN THE HEADLINES
• A fantastic first. The White House today is hosting its first-ever United State of Women summit. Beginning at 9 am, top leaders—including Barack and Michelle Obama—will discuss key gender equality issues such as women’s economic empowerment, health, and education. Just in time for the event, 28 employers pledged to an annual review of their hiring and promotion processes aimed at closing the gender wage gap. Before watching the summit live here, read what Gates Foundation co-chair Melinda Gates and Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani have to say about the current state of women.
• Targeting guns. In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Cleveland, outlining her plans to combat terrorism. If elected president, she said will step up the focus on “lone wolves,” as well as continuing to fight ISIS. She also urged Americans not to take out their rage and despair on Muslim-Americans and pushed for tighter gun controls. “If the FBI is watching you, you shouldn’t be able to just buy a gun,” said Clinton. “If you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you’re too dangerous to buy a gun.” Fortune
• Male bosses’ balance. The Wall Street Journal conducted interviews with 25 male CEOs to understand how they thought about work-life balance. The verdict? Like female chiefs, they actively seek it, but it oftentimes feels elusive. Interestingly, one of the biggest motivators for bosses to go home was to set an example for their employees. WSJ
• WiFi for all. Speaking at Fortune‘s MPW International Summit, Yonca Brunini, Google’s VP of marketing for EMEA, explained how the company is attempting to help refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries by providing Chromebooks, WiFi, and info hubs where they can access directions and translations. Fortune
• A driving force? Lubna Olayan, CEO of Saudi Arabia-based conglomerate Olayan Financing Co., told the MPW International audience that she believes a woman’s right to drive in the kingdom could be “coming very soon.” Olayan knows a little something about waiting patiently for change: She went a full 18 years as the only woman in her company’s domestic group. Fortune
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Katie Jacobs Stanton, former VP of global media at Twitter, is joining Color Genomics as CMO. Aarti Shah has been promoted to CIO of Eli Lilly & Co. Daphne Dufresne, managing director and founding partner of RLJ Equity Partners, is leaving the firm to pursue smaller, higher growth investment opportunities. Denim company NYDJ Apparel has tapped Levi Strauss & Co. exec Lisa Collier to be its next CEO.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
• Apple of our eye. Apple Music’s head of global consumer marketing, Bozoma Saint John, was one of the few women to appear onstage at the company’s developer conference yesterday. But that didn’t stop her from blowing most of her fellow presenters out of the water—at least according to the Twitterverse. Fortune
• Legal leader. Heather Dietrick, president and general counsel of Gawker Media, talks about breaking the company’s bankruptcy news to employees. As Nick Denton has pulled back from the day-to-day operations, Dietrick has become a major presence—and stabilizing force —at Gawker. New York Times
• A comic take. I love Louis C.K.’s explanation of Hillary Clinton’s presidential qualifications in this New York Magazine cover story. It’s also worth a read for the comedian’s thoughts on feminism, Samantha Bee, and the controversial “fat girl” speech from Louie. New York Magazine
• Yusufiy’s story. Sitora Yusufiy, ex-wife of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen, talks about her abusive marriage, in which she says Mateen beat her, confiscated her paychecks, and isolated her in their Florida home. She left him in 2009. New York Times
• So good it’s unreal. Have you checked out UnREAL, the Lifetime show set behind the scenes of a reality show? (Personally, I’m a fan.) The series is the brainchild of Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, whose work as a producer on The Bachelor clearly inspired many of the dramedy’s juiciest moments. The New Yorker
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Correction: Yesterday, I mistakenly identified Judith Shulevitz, who is is an author and a contributing opinion writer at the New York Times. Apologies!
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When you’re starting a career, you’re very much wanting to be and wanting to achieve. And then you get to a stage where you actually really, really want to do.BBC Trust chairman Rona Fairhead, speaking at <em>Fortune</em>'s MPW International Summit