Entrepreneurship Speaker Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely

Spanx Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Speaker Sara Blakely is living proof that great business ideas solve old problems in new ways. The founder of Spanx, Blakely has given millions of customers renewed confidence; as a philanthropist, she has supported countless entrepreneurs. Events that celebrate ingenuity and innovation can find no more accomplished and inspiring keynote speaker than Blakely.

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    Sara Blakely biography

    Entrepreneurship speaker Sara Blakely has literally changed the shape of business, one pair of Spanx at a time. A magnetic public speaker, Sara Blakely shares her inspiring story and crucial insights with audiences around the world.

    It Started with a Party

    A moment of inspiration led Sara Blakely to create a business empire. While dressing for a party, Blakely realized that she lacked the right undergarment to wear with her favourite white pants. Cutting down a pair of hose, she got the smooth, slimming look she was after, and with it the idea for Spanx.

    With her life savings of $5,000 and a patent in hand, Blakely took on the male-dominated hosiery industry. After refining her design for two years, she approached retailers with the idea. Within months, Blakely was selling tens of thousands of Spanx from her office apartment. When Oprah Winfrey named Spanks one of her favourite things, the world took notice. By 2012, Blakely was the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire.

    Spanx now offers scores of products for women and men. Blakely has kept the company private while growing it into one of the world’s most recognizable and profitable brands. Spanx generates annual revenues of nearly half a billion dollars.

    More Than a CEO

    Blakely has made a name for herself away from Spanx, including a career-changing turn on Richard Branson’s The Rebel Billionaire. Although she placed second in the competition, Blakely so impressed Branson that he volunteered to support her new philanthropic organization. A year later, in 2006, The Sara Blakely Foundation was born.

    Among the Foundation’s first initiatives was a $1 million donation to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. In 2020, the Foundation supported more than 1,000 female entrepreneurs through the Red Backpack Fund. In the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, grantees received $5,000 and guidance through Blakely’s masterclass on entrepreneurship.

    Sara Blakely Keynote Topics

    Sara Blakely is the founder and CEO of SPANX, Inc. The dynamic women’s brand has revolutionized an industry and changed the way women around the world get dressed. Spanx is known for inventing smarter, more comfortable, must- haves for women including bras, leggings, activewear, undies, Arm Tights™, and of course their famous shapewear which creates the perfect, smooth canvas under clothes! Sara was selected as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world and has been featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. In this fireside chat, Sara will talk about her story turning her $5,000 USD life savings into a company that disrupted a $2 billion industry.

    n this motivational speech, Sara Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx, will talk about her story turning from a frustrated consumer into a successful entrepreneur who disrupted an entire industry. She will encourage your audience to pursue your dreams and invent the career of your dreams.

    Sara Blakely Speaking Videos

    Sara Blakely: Fireside Chat
    Sara Blakely - Variety's Power of Women

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