Tags » Sara Blakely

Spanx vs. The Girdle:  A New Name and Modern Design for an Old Necessity

I gave a speech about entrepreneurship at George Washington University the other day.  My husband said I looked fit and “trim”, and proceeded to say, “You’re wearing a girdle, right!”  I said I was wearing… 110 more words



I consider myself fortunate to have grown up with both of my parents, at home, present, and determined to make sure I had a better life. 339 more words

How's your little hobby? The challenge facing today's female entrepreneurs...

‘Back in the 1950s I think it can safely be assumed that a woman owning a business was an anomaly. But here in 2014 I thought we’d overcome all that? 104 more words


Candid Conversations [with Female Entrepreneurs]

Atlanta is a town known for its cultivation of entrepreneurship. We’ve not only had some major brands get started here, but every year we attract more and more major and start-up companies wanting to make their mark in our town. 469 more words

Out On The Town

The Feminomics of Spanx -- Act One: How to Maybe Succeed in Business By REALLY, REALLY TRYING

I wanted to write about Spanx. To write about Spanx, I needed to familiarize myself with the product and its history. Let’s just say I went down an internet rabbit hole and now my readers get to be rewarded for their patience with a three-part article about underpants. 620 more words

Fat Shaming