The Broadsheet: July 12th

July 12, 2016, 12:01 PM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Theresa May is just hours away from becoming the new British PM, Gretchen Carlson’s case is shining a light on the evils of arbitration agreements, and Hillary Clinton is (finally) poised get the thumbs up from her Democratic Party rival. Have a wonderful Tuesday.


 May's big day. With Andrea Leadsom out of the race, British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the transfer of power to Home Secretary Theresa May will be completed by Wednesday night. May will become the second woman to lead Britain, after Margaret Thatcher.

Fortune's Geoff Smith takes a look at what the UK's business community can expect from May, noting that—other than party and forthcoming title—she actually has little in common with Thatcher. Indeed, Smith writes that her agenda, which includes a sharper focus on inequality and tighter rules for corporate "fat cats," is more reminiscent of former Labour PM Tony Blair.


 Arbitrate this. Fortune's Roger Parloff writes about how Fox News chief Roger Ailes' request that a court force Gretchen Carlson into secret arbitration is shining a light on the common—and controversial—practice of requiring employees to sign arbitration agreements. Such policies have long helped companies hush up sexual harassment and other discrimination-related suits.  Fortune

 Loretta in the House. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is appearing today before the House Judiciary Committee, where she’s expected to be asked about policing and race, the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while secretary of state, and her private meeting with Bill Clinton just before the FBI’s inquiry into his wife ended.  Fortune

 He's with her? Bernie Sanders will make a joint appearance with Hillary Clinton today in New Hampshire, where he is expected to formally endorse his erstwhile rival. For those keeping tabs, the announcement comes more than a month after Clinton tallied enough votes to secure the Democratic nomination. Fortune

 Voice of reasonable doubt. New York Magazine's Jessica Pressler writes about how some observers have cast Ivanka Trump as the "Secret Voice of Reason" within her father's campaign. But for all of her fans' hopes, says Pressler, "Ivanka is not going to save us." Indeed, Ivanka supporters must come to terms with her intimate involvement in a campaign that has been endlessly sexist, racist, and xenophobic. New York Magazine

 Fertility app fails. Though millions of women have downloaded popular fertility-tracking apps like Glow's Eve and Kindara's Wink, a new study from researchers at Georgetown University's School of Medicine throws the efficacy of these tech tools into question.   Fortune

 Olympics update. The Olympic trials in San Jose have settled the U.S. women's gymnastics line-up: three-time world champion Simone Biles—who easily won the trials—Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian. It's also official that tennis player Maria Sharapova will not be joining Team USA, related to her recent doping ban. Fortune

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Carrie Budoff Brown will be the next editor of Politico, succeeding Susan B. Glasser. Melissa Harris-Perry is joining BET News as a special correspondent. Cambridge-based tech firm Akamai Technologies has named former Dell exec Monique Bonner CMO.


 Study radiology, kids! A new analysis finds that female physicians at some of the nation’s most prominent medical schools earn nearly $20,000 less per year on average than their male colleagues. That differential varies dramatically by specialty; women in surgical sub-specialties have a much larger gap, while female radiologists actually out-earn their male counterparts. New York Times

 The talking cure? Hosan Lee is the creator of Tabletribes, an "online-to-offline digital platform" that connects people for face-to-face conversations about race and other issues that can divide communities. Fortune

 Worth 1,000 words. A striking photo of a Black Lives Matter protestor—who has been identified as 28-year-old mother and nurse Ieshia Evans—standing her ground during the Baton Rouge protests over the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling is going viral. It's not hard to see why. Time

 Tay-Tay's payday. Forbes put Taylor Swift at No. 1 in its new ranking of the 100 top-earning celebrities, estimating that she made $170 million last year. Adele, at $80.5 million, is the only other woman to crack the top 10. Forbes

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Convincing the VC Bro-nopoly to fund female-first companies   Wired

Could Pokemon GO open more doors for girls in gaming?  Broadly

A new Disney princess carries responsibilities beyond her kingdom  New York Times

Women's soccer team takes "Equal Pay, Equal Play" campaign to the next level  Think Progress


Just realizing sometimes you have to lose in order to get better, it’s a big thing for me.

16-year-old Sydney McLaughlin, the youngest American track athlete to compete in an Olympics since 1972.