Before Judy Tong Wenhong became Alibaba’s “most inspiring partner,” she served as the company’s receptionist, then customer service representative, and finally, an inexperienced vice president who did not back down in facing tough challenges.
Tong was 30 years old when she joined the Chinese e-commerce hub in 2000.
Kevin O’Leary, the “Shark Tank” investor most known for his love of money and his joyous take-downs of amateur entrepreneurs on national television, surprisingly has a soft spot for female CEOs.
For the third year in a row, Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid television actress, raking in $37 million between June 2013 and June 2014; compare that to Ashton Kutcher, TV’s highest-paid actor, who’s meager $26 million in the last year doesn’t even come close.
According to Forbes, the Colombian-born actress earns a reported $325,000 per episode, but what we don’t see is that Vergara is actually more of a businesswoman than an actress. Most of her cash comes from her extremely lucrative endorsements and licensing deals.
According to a new study, businesses started by women receive less venture capital money than their male counterparts. Fiona Murray, who researches business innovation at MIT recently told NPR:
“Women-led businesses probably only receive between 5 and 10 percent of all the venture capital that’s allocated to startups in their very earliest in their growth phases.”