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In 2022, the company was acquired by Swedish hygiene and health company Essity for $140 million – a whopping 24 times earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation multiple. Now, Chong is using her earnings to invest in other female-founded businesses and has backed electric vehicle charging company Everty and medical tech company Laronix. “I say this proudly, I’m consciously biased to investing in women. They need to own at least 50 per cent of the business and I like them to be in the CEO role as well,” she says. “I feel that I can help them, and also...