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Kim Ng, who played softball at the University of Chicago and wrote her thesis on Title IX, has spent her career in baseball’s front offices. She unsuccessfully sought the GM job with ten teams over the years; the Dodgers, Mariners and Angels are among the teams that turned her down.
But it was a 2020 interview with Derek Jeter’s Marlins that gave her the home run.
Ng is the first woman in Major League Baseball history to become a team’s GM, and in this interview for Forbes’ inaugural 50 Over 50 list, NG discusses her long road to breaking the glass ceiling.
The inaugural class of entrepreneurs, leaders and creators are part of an exhilarating movement redefining life’s second half and proving that success has no age limit. These dynamic women, growing older is about getting wiser—and bolder.
Selected from a pool of more than 10,000 nominees, the members of the 50 Over 50 are founding and running companies at scale ($20 million or more in revenue for for-profit companies), leading movements and changing the world. They’re working across all sectors of the American economy—venture capital, education, politics, major league sports and more—and, importantly, they’re paying forward their after-50 success.
In a moment when a global pandemic has pushed a disproportionate number of women out of the workforce—and, among this demographic, forced hundreds of thousands into too-early retirements—it is our hope that the stories of the women on this list resonate, inform and inspire.
To bring this list to life, Forbes partnered with Mika Brzezinski, a journalist, best-selling author, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and founder of Know Your Value, a digital platform and community focused on empowering women to express their personal worth and achieve gender equity in the workplace.
Read more about the 50 Over 50 honorees on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/50over50/
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