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The Broadsheet: September 20th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Martha Stewart gets political, Chelsea Clinton gives us a peek inside her world, and Amal Clooney takes on ISIS. Thanks to all the New York readers who made it to our networking event at Sotheby’s last night—it was a treat to meet you in person! Have a fantastic Tuesday.


• The cooler Clooney. Amal Clooney is all over the headlines this week. The famed human rights lawyer is representing ISIS human trafficking survivor Nadia Murad as she pushes the United Nations to protect Iraq’s Yazidi community—of which Murad is a member. Clooney also hopes to convince the International Criminal Court to prosecute crimes committed by ISIS commanders against the group.

Meanwhile, Fortune‘s Laura Cohn has an interview with 17-year-old Dalia Atallah, the latest recipient of a Clooney scholarship for young, Lebanese women who have demonstrated a passion for human rights law.


Welcome to the club! GlaxoSmithKline has chosen Emma Walmsley, its head of consumer healthcare, as its new CEO. When she steps into the role in March of 2017, Walmsley will become the first woman to head a top global pharmaceutical company and the sixth woman ever to lead a business in Britain’s FTSE 100 index. Fortune

A week with Chelsea. In this surprisingly personal essay, Chelsea Clinton gives us a look inside her life during the Democratic National Convention. Peppered with plenty of big names and personal details (“Couldn’t resist showing President Barack Obama the latest photos of [my children] Charlotte and Aidan on Marc’s iPhone!”), it’s a worthy read for any fan of the former First Daughter. Marie Claire

• Biggins’ big move. Mary Biggins, best known for co-founding ClassPass, has unveiled a major update to her newest project, MealPass. While the app previously operated pretty much the same as its fitness-focused predecessor (users pay a monthly subscription fee for unlimited meals), the new version—rebranded to MealPal—will operate more like a “Tinder for food.” Fortune

• Don’t shoot the messenger? Author Samantha Ettus is getting hate mail from stay-at-home moms for her new book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, which argues that all women should work. But Ettus is sticking to her guns: “I have yet to meet a woman who is completely fulfilled without keeping up her career.” New York Post

No bad rap for Rapinoe. The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that it will not punish midfielder Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during the national anthem—something she has been doing for several weeks. She (and other athletes) have been following the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, taking a knee during the Star Spangled Banner to draw attention to racial inequality and police brutality.  New York Times

• Martha’s with her. Martha Stewart, who had a falling out with Donald Trump back in 2006 over low ratings from her show, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, says she plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November.  Politico

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Callie Schweitzer, editorial director for audience strategy at Time Inc. and editorial director of Motto, is joining Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global as managing editor.


Selina for president! On Sunday, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy award for best actress in a comedy for her role on the hilarious Veep, bringing her total wins in the category to six, a new record. Here’s what makes the actress so unstoppable. FiveThirtyEight

• What’s Ivanka’s code name? Ivanka Trump is now being provided Secret Service protection. While she is the first Trump child to be granted the protection, the Secret Service isn’t explaining why.  Time

• Kim’s new cause. Did you catch the full-page ad blasting Armenian genocide deniers that Kim Kardashian took out in the New York Times this weekend?  Refinery29

• Dealmaker—or dealbreaker? Unilever has agreed to acquire Seventh Generation, a Vermont-based maker of “green” household products. So, where does that leave Jessica Alba and her Seventh Generation rival, the Honest Company—which was reportedly in talks with Unilever last week? Fortune

Editor’s Note: Due to a tech snafu, our link to the latest episode of Fortune Unfiltered, featuring Most Powerful Women newcomer and Accenture North America Group CEO Julie Sweet, was broken in yesterday’s newsletter. Apologies! You can find the podcast here.

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