Everything You Missed From Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Issue: The Broadsheet

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Good morning, Broadsheet readers! It’s been one year since Christine Blasey Ford testified, Rent the Runway deals with operational chaos, and here’s everything from Fortune’s Most Powerful Women issue—all in one place. Have a terrific Monday. 


– All MPW, all the time.  All last week, we brought you the gradual rollout of everything from Fortune‘s annual Most Powerful Women issue of the magazine. Now, please forgive the over-promotion—it’s an exciting week for us!—but we thought you might want to see it all in one place. 

In case you missed it, below you can find all the MPW lists, from business to politics; the features, from Starbucks to Wall Street; and more (plus, read on for your usual Broadsheet news). It’s a powerful collection of journalism documenting the powerful women who control the fates of companies from Netflix to Old Navy. 

When you finish reading, never fear—MPW season isn’t over yet. In a few weeks, the Most Powerful Women Summit will kick off in Washington, D.C. You can take an early look at those details here

Thank you for reading along. We’re so thrilled to have you as part of our Broadsheet and MPW communities.

 Emma Hinchliffe


– The MPWs. The main event: 2019’s Most Powerful Women in Business list. From No. 1 Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin CEO, to No. 50 Bank of America’s Anne Finucane and everyone in between, these are the women to know. Click through the list for video interviews with many of the honorees: Fortune

– Ones to watch. For some early intel on who might make the MPW list next year, look here. These 10 women, including newly installed Rite Aid CEO Heyward Donigan and Chase Consumer Banking CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett, are ones to watch. Fortune

– International edition. Want a global perspective? Then these are the 50 women to know. Our Most Powerful Women International list is led by Banco Santander executive chairman Ana Botín. These executives hail from 19 countries and every continent except Antarctica. Fortune

– Let’s get political. And for a political point of view, head here. These 25 women are among the most powerful in national politics—for their positions (ahem, Pelosi), the impact of their ideas, their effect on the national economy, and their status as not king- but queen-makers. by Emma Hinchliffe

– Are you still watching? The streaming wars are heating up—$4.99 Apple TV+, anyone?—and these are the executives on the front lines at Netflix. Former ABC Entertainment boss Channing Dungey, VP of original content Cindy Holland, whose time at Netflix dates back to its red-envelope days, and their colleagues are leading the streamer into battle. by Michal Lev-Ram

– Boys’ club. A decade ago, Wall Street seemed poised to put its first woman in the top job at a major bank. What happened? The women who almost made it to the corner office and the ones who are still trying tell the story of how the industry fell behind. It’s an evergreen tale, considering Wells Fargo kept the glass ceiling intact last week. by Claire Zillman

– The new admiral. Old Navy CEO Sonia Syngal will be at the head of an $8 billion company when the retailer splits from Gap Inc. It’s an exciting time for Old Navy, but choppy waters lie ahead. by Phil Wahba 

– Perfect Brew. When Starbucks needed a boost, it turned to Roz Brewer. The former Sam’s Club CEO has instilled discipline throughout the coffee chain’s stores with her trademark tough decisions and “pour-over-level” focus. by Beth Kowitt

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Grace Overlander, former head of powertrain production engineering at Tesla, joins Pinnacle Engines as CEO. 


– Better to buy than rent? If you’re a Rent the Runway subscriber, you probably noticed some issues last week. The company, led by CEO Jen Hyman, has been in the midst of operational chaos, with orders arriving to renters late or not at all; it blames the problems on “a significant transformation” to its fulfillment operations. A supply-chain executive stepped down, and the company is offering unhappy customers $200 cash. Fortune

– What Dr. Ford taught us. It’s been one year since Christine Blasey Ford testified during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Ten women reflect on where they were during the testimony and what they’ve learned since. So does Ana Maria Archila, who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator over his Kavanaugh vote. 

– A feminist tour. As her tour of South Africa continues, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex met with women’s rights activists and visited the memorial of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year-old University of Cape Town student whose murder sparked national protests over gender-based violence. Vanity Fair

– Over the line. As the consensus grows among Democrats in favor of impeachment, there’s focus on the members of Congress that pushed the issue over the line. The “security Democrats”—Virginia’s Abigail Spanberger, New Jersey’s Mikie Sherrill, and five more—didn’t favor impeachment during the Mueller investigation but say the Ukraine issue is different. A framing by CNN of the five female members in this group as “leaders on impeachment” received some flack this weekend (AOC, Rashida Tlaib, and Maxine Waters were much earlier Democratic advocates of the issue), but this new pro-impeachment cohort is taking a stand now. In more Ukraine news: how former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch is reportedly being made a scapegoat in all this.

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