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The Broadsheet: November 28th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Valentina (@valzarya) here. Jill Stein is gunning for a recount, Donald Trump has officially nominated two women to his cabinet, and our MPW Next Gen Summit starts tomorrow. Have a productive Monday.


• Next-level greatness. It’s that time of year again! Fortune’s 2016 Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit—where rising female leaders gather to discuss business, government, philanthropy, education, and more—starts tomorrow. While the invite-only gathering is sold out, you can still catch all the action on our live stream starting Tuesday at 4:05 pm PST. Tune into the stream to catch conversations with women like SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan, Good American co-founders Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, and even a live performance by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. Fortune


Don’t count on a difference. While the rest of us were busy shopping and eating turkey, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein raised over $6 million to fund recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, arguing that “data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted in vote totals” in those states. Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced Saturday that it would participate in the recount in Wisconsin, though officials don’t expect a different outcome. As always, president-elect Donald Trump had a lot to say on Twitter. Fortune

• Conway v. Romney. Kellyanne Conway is advocating against the idea of Gov. Mitt Romney as secretary of state. “He went out of his way to hurt Donald Trump,” the former Trump campaign manager and current transition team member told ABC’s This Week. WSJ

A silver lining? One unexpected positive outcome of the election results of Nov. 8: young, liberal women who expected to see the country elect its first female president are responding to Hillary Clinton’s defeat with a new sense of obligation to seek political power. Washington Post

• She’s got energy. Lisa Davis, member of the managing board of Siemens and head of the manufacturing giant’s energy operations, is tasked with steering the beleaguered oil-and-gas unit through the downturn in oil prices while simultaneously integrating recently acquired oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand. WSJ

Just like IRL! Because women and minorities are the most likely groups to experience online harassment, they’re also the most likely to self-censor on the web to avoid retaliation, according to new research. The result: Most of the voices we hear online are those of white, heterosexual men. Quartz

• Ladies to the cabinet. It’s official: Donald Trump has nominated two women to his cabinet (so far). South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is slated to be United Nations ambassador and Betsy DeVos, an advocate for school choice, is up for secretary of education. Meanwhile, Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland was named deputy national security adviser, a post that doesn’t require confirmation by Senate. Bloomberg


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here’s some of the best of what we heard last week.

3 steps to the C-suite. Amanda Roberts, a consultant at Egon Zehnder, has three unconventional tips for women who want to end up in the C-suite: rotate jobs, seek mentors, and help other women get to the top. Fortune

Make it personal. Personal brands, like consumer brands, require clarity, character, and consistency, writes Tracy Brady, VP of agency communications at Hill Holliday. Fortune

A worthy experiment. Suzie Elliott, head of human resources at Farmers Insurance, writes about what happened when she actually started being herself at work. Fortune


• Dear World…Love, Ivanka. Ivanka Trump is disengaging from her eponymous brand’s social media channels. “Our company’s mission is not political—it never was and it never will be—however, Ivanka, personally, has an increased opportunity to advocate for women and be a positive force for change,” reads a public letter released by the brand last week. Fortune

No cure for sexism. Pediatric AIDS expert Dr. Yvonne Bryson pioneered the use of antiviral drugs in preventing the transmission of HIV from infected mothers to newborns. Thankfully, she ignored the advice she received from her high school guidance counselors: “Women were told they should be nurses, not doctors. If you wanted glamor, ‘Become a stewardess.'” Los Angeles Times

Croft: It’s complicated. Lara Croft—the Tomb Raider video game character later played by Angelina Jolie in an eponymous film—is simultaneously regarded as a digital pinup girl and a feminist role model. Despite this complicated legacy, she remains one of the only recognizable female video game characters 20 years later. New York Times

Business or pleasure? Skirt Club calls itself an “underground ‘play party’ for bisexual & bi-curious women,” but its main goal is actually a professional one. The club’s motto is “confidence in the bedroom leads to confidence in the boardroom” and most women see it as a networking opportunity rather than an erotic escape. Bloomberg

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Why Microsoft ranks higher for women employees than Amazon Seattle Times


It’s very intelligent and quite feminist to say, ‘I’m going to be the author of my own story. Not you.’
Natalie Portman