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The Broadsheet: July 6th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Morning Joe posts blockbuster ratings after Trump insulted Mika Brzezinski, a newly discovered photo raises questions about Amelia Earhart’s fate, and Stanford b-school wants to teach entrepreneurs to be more inclusive. Have a lovely Thursday.


• Schooling ’em. As the latest wave of sexual harassment charges rocks Silicon Valley, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business prepares to launch its first-ever course devoted to helping would-be entrepreneurs create more diverse and inclusive companies. The class, which begins this spring and will be led by VC Fern Mandelbaum, will examine research on subjects like “how to prevent bias from creeping into job descriptions and managers’ feedback—and how to promote stronger feelings of belonging.”  WSJ


• Make it stop. While some in VC land are responding the industry’s sexual harassment problem by signing decency pledges or publicly condemning bad behavior, Fortune‘s Erin Griffith has an excellent look at what women such as Stripe’s Susan Fowler, Aileen Lee of Cowboy Ventures, and Brittany Laughlin of Lattice VC believe investors must do to move forward. (Sign up for Erin’s newsletter, Term Sheet, here.) Fortune

• Rest in peace, Simone. At a funeral ceremony with military honor in Paris yesterday, President Emmanuel Macron paid respects to feminist icon Simone Veil, who died last week at age 89, saying she made France “better and more beautiful.” The politician, who crusaded for the legalization of abortion France in the 1970s, will be buried alongside the nation’s most revered figures in Paris’s Panthéon. Fortune

• Ratings revenge. Morning Joe reached its biggest audience ever on Friday when hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough discussed President Donald Trump’s tweets about their show—and specifically his claims about Brzezinski “bleeding badly from a facelift.” Fortune

• Fly girl. A newly discovered photograph suggests Amelia Earhart may have survived her attempted round-the-world flight, crash-landing in the Marshall Islands. The photo is featured in a new History channel special about the legendary aviator that airs this Sunday.  NBC News

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women. Southwest Airlines has promoted Kathleen Wayton to CIO. Intercom has named Karen Peacock, formerly an SVP at Intuit, as COO. 


• President Bening. Annette Bening has been named president of the jury for the 74th Venice Film Festival. She is the first woman to hold the post since Catherine Deneuve in 2006.  Deadline

• Good PR. Karen van Bergen, CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, tops this year’s PRWeek Power List—the first time a woman has held the No. 1 position. Check out the full ranking here: PRWeek

• Dear editors... Ivanka Trump wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal defending her plan for a federally mandated paid family leave policy. WSJ

• Letting go. Jacqueline Ros, founder of personal safety device startup Revolar, talks about why she decided to step aside as CEO last month. (She is staying on as chief community officer and still owns a majority of the company.)  Forbes

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