Part of uplifting women is to share our stories. I’ve decided to start sharing stories of women who have made a difference for us, whether it’s a business woman, a corporation run by a woman, or someone not famous, but who has had an affect on women. Who better to start off with than Sara Blakely. I know you all have heard of her and read her story, very inspiring, great motivation and what a success! I am one of her customers, I have a serious collection of Spanx products, from the heavy duty to the lighter version. I am faithful Sara, I even subscribe to her video channel on YouTube. I absolutely love Spanx!
Sara has the work ethic that is necessary to make her the success she is today, and I honor and feature you as the first woman who makes a difference on my blog. You know I love the fact that is is over 40, although she made her billions before she turned 40. Women over 40, don’t give up your dreams, whatever they are. When she was searching for a patent attorney, she wanted a female, but couldn’t find one in the state of Georgia. That didn’t stop her, she kept on working and pushing to get a patent on her product. Then the boost from Oprah? That’s exactly how we should support one another when we are trying to establish ourselves in the business community.
I remember purchasing Spanx before she was featured on Oprah. I purchased the Assets by Sara Blakely in Target, when my budget wasn’t quite at the Spanx level. Of course I was too delighted when Lane Bryant finally started selling them. It didn’t matter how much they cost, because they helped me look better in anything I wore. I am a woman with hips, I’m 2 sizes bigger in in the hip area, so Spanx was a great product for me. The Spanx makes my appearance very neat and they are comfortable. Now it does take a minute to get them up sometimes, but once they are on it’s wonderful!
Our hats are off to you Sara, thank you for being an inspiration to all women who work hard to get their business started, it’s not easy but worth it once you turn the corner and get that entrepreneur spirit running.
Picture credits Forbes.com and Spanx.com