Claire Zillman, Fortune

Claire Zillman

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The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 26

Getting schooled Women in Tanzania are outraged at recent comments by President John Magufuli who said that girls who give birth should be banned from returning to school. At a rally last week, he warned schoolgirls, "After getting pregnant, you are done." (Mr. President, please see above.) A 2002 law allows pregnant girls to be expelled from Tanzanian schools. Women's rights groups are urging… → Read More

5 Powerful Women Share Their Best Career Advice

Business executives and entrepreneurs answer Fortune's question: What's the best career advice you ever received? → Read More

How Business Leaders Are Embracing the Age of Disruption

At recent conference events in Brooklyn and London, Fortune gathered some of our favorite thinkers and doers. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 23

The sexual harassment and discrimination that women in India often face has been well documented in this newsletter. Their ill treatment stems from "an extremely patriarchal way of thinking," Anshul Tewari, founder and editor in chief of content publishing site Youth Ki Awaaz, told me recently. And those attitudes easily translate from the real world to the virtual one. Many men feel that they… → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 21

In the early hours after CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from Uber on Tuesday, the ride-hailing company he helped found, rampant speculation about his replacement was already underway. Here is a full list of names that have been tossed into the ring that, interestingly enough, includes five women. Bloomberg has already reported that one of them, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, is not interested in… → Read More

Facebook Is Introducing New Tools to Protect Women in India

The social network faces special challenges in the region. → Read More

Could Uber’s Travis Kalanick Be Replaced By a Female CEO?

As Uber CEO Travis Kalanick steps down, speculation of his replacement is well underway. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 21

Last year, research by conglomerate Unilever laid bare the stereotypes that exist in advertising. Just 3% of ads featured women in a leadership or managerial role. And 40% of women did not identify with their portrayal in advertising spots. Since then, the company behind brands like Ben & Jerry's and Dove—not to mention the world's second-largest advertiser—has been trying to feature both… → Read More

How Some of the World’s Biggest Brands Are Fighting Sexism in Advertising

Because real women don't see themselves portrayed in ads. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 20

Rhythm is gonna get you Zumba instructors in Iran are revolting against a new edict that bans the dance classes as un-Islamic. The aerobic exercise class has gained popularity among Iranian women as the country has undergone a health revolution. Instructor Sunny Nafisi says she'll go on with her scheduled Zumba classes in Tehran despite the new rule. “I have 40 students—they want to work out,”… → Read More

The Share of Women Appointed to Fortune 500 Boards Declined Last Year

The trend reversal occurred despite a record number of open board seats. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 20

Rhythm is gonna get you Zumba instructors in Iran are revolting against a new edict that bans the dance classes as un-Islamic. The aerobic exercise class has gained popularity among Iranian women as the country has undergone a health revolution. Instructor Sunny Nafisi says she'll go on with her scheduled Zumba classes in Tehran despite the new rule. “I have 40 students—they want to work out,”… → Read More

This New NASA Astronaut Has a Powerful Message for Girls in STEM

Kayla Barron was selected the most competitive astronaut class in NASA's history. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 19

Another test for Theresa Prime Minister Teresa May is responding to yet another suspected terrorist attack today as a van mounted a sidewalk around midnight and struck a group of people near a mosque in north London, killing at least one person and injuring eight others. She described the incident as "terrible," adding: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and… → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 15

NASA, it turns out, doesn't leave voicemail messages. When Kayla Barron, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, was waiting to hear whether NASA had selected her for its next class of astronaut candidates, she actually missed the selection committee's first call. "It was a horrifying experience," she told me last week. "It was the most important call of my life." Once Barron, 29, connected with NASA,… → Read More

Dolce & Gabbana Is Trolling Melania Trump Critics With This $245 T-Shirt

The Italian fashion house is facing blowback for dressing the first lady. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 15

On Wednesdays, we wear white Women in Iran are wearing white headscarves and white clothing every Wednesday to protest a law that forces women to wear a head covering. Risking it all Washington Post correspondent Souad Mekhennet talked to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her new memoir I Was Told to Come Alone. In it, Mekhennet writes about how she's risked kidnapping and imprisonment to report on… → Read More

Sir Martin Sorrell: Volatility in the U.S. and U.K. Is an ‘Incredible Opportunity’ for China

The founder and CEO of WPP gives his assessment of political volatility in two of the world's superpowers. → Read More

Gabby Giffords Tweets Support of Steve Scalise After Baseball Game Shooting

Giffords was herself a victim of an assassination attempt in 2011. → Read More

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 14

Out of hiding Conservative House of Lords member Anne Jenkin delivered a poignant address just a few days after her party lost its majority in Parliament. She said she initially wanted to “hide under the duvet” at the outcome, but came to see it as a call to help a more diverse roster of Conservatives win seats in the future. Playing defense Following the London Bridge terrorist attack, Prime… → Read More