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The Broadsheet: August 16th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Huma Abedin is back in the spotlight, Latinas speak out about their workforce experiences, and Leslie Jones has Gabby’s back. Enjoy your Tuesday.


• A cultural chasm. As a reader of this newsletter, you’re probably used to hearing about the many challenges women face in corporate America. But what doesn’t always get enough attention is how those challenges can be amplified for women of color.

A new report from our sister publication People en Español brings that issue to the fore, digging into what it’s like to be a Latina woman at work. It surveyed more than 1,000 women, finding that those of Hispanic descent report being torn between pride in their heritage and a fear of seeming “too Latina” at the office. Latinas were more likely than were their non-Hispanic white female counterparts to say that the way they dress and style their hair affects their success at work. And, perhaps most telling, they were more than twice as likely to agree with the statement, “I have to work twice as hard as my co-workers because of my cultural background.”  Fortune


The other citizen Kane. Last night, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane was found guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy. Kane, who was once considered a rising star in the Democratic party, was accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the media in an effort to discredit a political opponent, and then lying to cover it up. New York Times

• All about Abedin. The latest batch of emails between Hillary Clinton and her State Department aides has brought renewed scrutiny to the role Huma Abedin played in the final months of Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. This story posits that Abedin—who simultaneously worked for the government and the Clinton Foundation—”has become the personification of an election-year debate over whether the nonprofit foundation will create conflicts of interest if Clinton wins the White House.” Bloomberg

• An unfiltered take. In the latest episode of Fortune Unfiltered, entrepreneur, author, and TV personality Carol Roth discusses what it was like to be female on Wall Street in the 90s, what career lessons she learned from her father, and why she hates the term “woman entrepreneur.” Fortune

• Hidden in plain sight. Check out the trailer for Hidden Figures, which tells the stories of three African-American women—Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—who worked for NASA when the space agency was just getting underway. The film appears to pay special attention to Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, who’s known for calculating the trajectory for the first manned flight. The Verge

• A doting swim dad. How do you help a little girl grow up to become an Olympic champion—without pushing too hard or sending the message that winning is all that matters? Dick Franklin, father of gold-medal-winning swimmer Missy Franklin, has some tips. Fortune

• #Love4GabbyUSA. Comedian Leslie Jones, who knows a little something about Twitter bullying, has come to the defense of Gabby Douglas, urging fans to post in support of the Team USA gymnast using #Love4GabbyUSA. The campaign comes after Douglas teared up while talking about the hate she’s received on social media during the Rio Games, saying: “When they talk about my hair or not putting my hand over my heart or being very salty in the stands, really criticizing me, for me it was really hurtful.” USA Today

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Betsy Morgan, formerly CEO of Huffington Post and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, has been named to the board of CommerceHub. Kidbox named Miki Racine Berardelli, formerly CMO of Chico’s and Tory Burch, as CEO.


• Andy’s an ally. Tennis champ Andy Murray quickly shut down a BBC presenter who mistakenly called him the “first person to win two gold medals” for tennis, reminding the broadcaster that, “Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each.”  Time

• Generation next. Sick of reading about millennials? You’re in luck: Here comes “Generation Z.” These 29 teens are poised to disrupt the fashion and retail industry. Refinery29

• Principal’s office. Nadia Lopez, principal of Brooklyn middle school Mott Hall Bridges Academy, talks about handling misbehaving students, discovering problems in the NYC school system, and growing up the daughter of immigrants from Guatemala and Honduras. WSJ

• Shadow boxing. This essay asks why, when Ronda Rousey and other female fighters have managed to carve out a lucrative niche in MMA, women’s boxing has yet to make it out of the shadows. New York Times Magazine

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We sat with Iranian protestor as she fought to display her banner at the Olympics  Vice

Nan Goldin wants you to know that she didn’t invent Instagram  New York Times

Meet the first woman to play professional football  Time

The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.  Washington Post


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