The 34-year-old says she found it hard at first to be among only a small number of female CEOs, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“You feel like a lone wolf surrounded by men who have done it all before,” Alba told Net-A-Porter’s The EDIT magazine.
However, Alba insists she has experience about being labelled differently than men brought over from her time in the film industry.
She explained: “I’ve actually felt this more in the entertainment industry. People never say a male actor is difficult, they call him smart, but if a woman did the same thing, she would be considered a b***h.
“I find it funny when I get called ambitious! I’ve even had my agents do intros and say, ‘She’s a very ambitious young lady’. And I’m always like, ‘What the f**k does that mean?'”