I think women have a hard time not apologizing their way into negotiations. We tend to back in to these conversations in a self-deprecating and ultimately self-defeating way.
I've always really been interested in the Pygmalion myth and both what it has to say about creativity and what it has to say about relationships between men and women.
During the period of China's rapid economic growth, there were plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs, including women. It allowed me to develop my business.