Alibaba is an internet giant in China, and Jack Ma, its founder, believes in sharing his success. He has supported many of his staff to open their own startups, and last month he hosted a global conference for women entrepreneurs.
“The Internet economy is about experiencing, and women have a natural edge in feeling the world,” Jack Ma said.
Famous female entrepreneurs like Arianna Huffington ( founder of the Huffington Post) and Jessica Alba addressed the all-woman conference.
Ma said that men had more opportunies to succeed in business before the internet explosion, but that “in the era of Internet and the Experience Economy, where user experience, emotions and communication are emphasized, the work happens to be very suitable to the special talents of women”.
“The Internet economy is about experiencing, and women have a natural edge in feeling the world,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jack Ma, who went from being a poorly paid English teacher to leading one of the biggest internet companies in the world, is planning on opening an internet bank this month. Stay tuned.