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Sara Blakely

2016 Speaker

SARA BLAKELY is founder and owner of SPANX, Inc. She founded SPANX in 2000 with $5,000 in savings. A frustrated consumer turned entrepreneur, she created undergarments that revolutionized an industry, and changed the way women around the world get dressed. Blakely’s inspiration to continue inventing was driven by her passion to make things better and more comfortable for women. She was selected as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world and was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine. In 2013, she signed the Giving Pledge to donate half of her wealth to support her larger mission of empowering women. @spanx