5129655648_8662c22e4d_Meg-WhitmanWhen it comes to self made billionaires the number of females in that list is clearly growing.

Recently Meg Whitman won the republican nomination for California governor and it was a first ever for a republican woman in California to achieve this nomination. It is also the first time that a female candidate has ever contributed so much of her own money to a campaign.

Key Takeaways:

  • When Meg Whitman won the Republican nomination for California governor on June 8 it was a first for a Republican woman in the state
  • Twelve years ago Whitman was just another rising female executive with an admirable track record
  • Women-led tech companies typically launch with capital at levels 30 percent to 50 percent less than those led by men

“Among the 14 women, who represent just 2 percent of all self-made billionaires, at least five of them started their business with their husbands, brothers or sometimes both.”


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