Sara Blakely

Family and friends can be supportive, angel investors, crowd funding, business grants and other funding sources, can also
Fashion is a 1.2 trillion dollar industry around the world. In building our SELF MADE community, we highlight the women who
How many of us would love to have a great day everyday? You could if you would take time to focus in on the one thing you might just be ignoring that could change everything -- yourself. Take it from someone who knows.
Before you shell out $160,000 on a business school education, you might want to consider spending a couple of years as a door-to-door salesman instead.
How do you maintain a work/life balance? I never have balance and I think if you actually admit that then you are in a good
To launch your own business, you have to take risks. Period. I learned this first-hand when I started my own marketing agency a few years ago. The hardest step was letting go of the known and taking the first leap of faith, but every second of the journey was worth it.
How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Dell afforded me the opportunity to travel and experience
Condoleezza Rice First African-American Secretary Of State Graduating college before the age of 20 gives you a head start
How has your previous employment experience aided your position at Unishippers? I've worked in the logistics industry since
Michelle Zatlyn creates products people love. Growing up in Canada, she earned a degree in Chemistry and now applies the scientific method to improving businesses.
Which other female leaders do you admire and why? Sara Blakely, the owner of Spanx. She had a vision and stuck with it and
What are your hopes for the future of ME Marketing Services? My hope would be that my company would continue to grow and
What do you think is the biggest issue for women in the workplace? I think it can be challenging for any professional to
Having female mentors in both my personal and professional life has been invaluable to me and I believe I would not be the
Previously at MTV, she now serves in a curiously titled role at Dell: Brand Experience Marketing Manager and Cultural Engineer -- a truly unique position that allows her to bring her creative and unconventional methods to an otherwise corporate atmosphere.
This work/life balance is very apparent in the way we operate at Selective Search, too. Our Clients are in executive positions
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 her passion for the beauty industry and her entrepreneurial spirit.
We need to create a new definition of failure. Truly successful people embrace failure as part of the learning process, as an opportunity to grow, reflect, reinvent, and ultimately to push forward.
If you haven't already done so, I would strongly suggest that you become familiar with the story of Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. Not because she is said to be the youngest self-made female billionaire ever, but because she seems to epitomize the combined power of hard work, persistence, innovation and humility.
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 on Tuesday, promising to donate at least half their wealth to charity as part of a non-binding moral contract started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010.