Hi dolls!! There are so many amazing business women out there who inspire me and so I wanted to tell you guys about a few of them in my new blog feature… Inspirational Females!
One of these woman is Sara Blakely. Sara is the founder of Spanx, and the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire!!
Like many successful business women, Sara was inspired by her own need for a product she felt millions of woman needed… pantyhose without seams, and that didn’t roll up when you cut the foot off! She invested her life savings into researching and launching her product, and in 2000 launched Spanx, running her business from her own home and doing all the marketing and outreach herself. I read that when the department stores started picking up her products, she would go into the stores and move her products around so that they were displayed exactly how she wanted to to be, and where customers could see them! She really believed in her brand and her product and now millions of women worldwide thank Sara for her amazing creation.
Sara also recognizes the importance of giving back. Her foundation, The Sara Blakely Foundation, is dedicated to changing women’s lives through education and entrepreneurship, and giving women the boost they need to succeed in business.
Sara Blakely stands as an example of a strong, passionate, smart woman who took big risks in life to follow her dreams of success. I think a lot of times people are too scared of failure, or worried that they don’t have what it takes to achieve their dreams. Sometimes you have to take chances to get where you want to go!
I’ll be featuring more of the fabulous female founders who inspire me right here on my blog, so stay tuned. Who inspires you?