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Sara Blakely        

Founder & CEO of SPANX

Sara Blakely is the founder and CEO of SPANX. She revolutionized the undergarment industry with just $5,000 and a “lucky” red backpack and turned it into a global brand known for inventing smarter, more comfortable solutions. Sara was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world and was featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine as the youngest self-made female billionaire. She is also a Guinness World Record holder for having the world’s highest tea party on top of a hot air balloon… but on Instagram, you may know her as the “Pancake Queen” – making pancakes in crazy shapes and sizes for her four children. Blakely has invested millions of dollars to elevate women and in 2013, she signed the Giving Pledge, promising to donate half her wealth to philanthropy. To this day, SPANX has never taken any outside investments.

Speech Topics


Entrepreneurship

Women in Business

Giving Back to the Community

Marketing & Public Relations

The Fashion & Hosiery Industry

News


Spanx Mogul Sara Blakely Becomes First Female Billionaire To Join ...

Sara Blakely made history in 2012, becoming the youngest self-made woman to join Forbes' Billionaire's List. Now, she scores another "first": she's joined Bill ...

Spanx inventor Sara Blakely donates half her $250 million fortune to ...

Sara Blakely, founder of shapewear brand Spanx, has become the first female billionaire to join the Giving Pledge. She has vowed to give half her wealth to ...

Sara Blakely, Spanx and the American Dream – Global Public ...

Watch the full interview on "Fareed Zakaria GPS," this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN If you think the American dream is dead, just meet Sara Blakely.

Sara Blakely, Spanx Founder, Is First Woman Billionaire To Join ...

More billionaires showing their benevolence is a business trend we can get behind. Nine new wealthy donors and their families signed on to the Giving Pledge ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Anna Phillips, CEO and Founder of ...

Anna Phillips founded The Lash Lounge in Texas in 2006. After working in IT, Anna worked at Google as a massage therapist. It was here that she realized both ...

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