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Founder of Spanx (03:52)


Sarah Blakely discusses creating a new type of undergarment for women, pitching the product to a Neiman Marcus buyer, and naming the invention.

Failure and Obstacles (03:11)

Blakely discusses failing the LSAT, auditioning to play Goofy, and becoming involved in a reality television program. Ideas are most vulnerable in infancy.

Balancing Family and Career (04:09)

Blakely committed to giving away at least half of her wealth by signing "The Giving Pledge." Blakely discusses empowering women, goals for the future, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Delegated tasks are 80% as good as performing them yourself.

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Sara Blakely

Part of the Series : Leading Women: Series 2
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Sara Blakely is the woman behind one of the world's most successful undergarments, Spanx. From Hollywood A-listers to working women, Spanx has helped millions of women look their best in their favorite outfits. CNN's Poppy Harlow met with the founder of the now iconic brand. Blakely shares her tumultuous journey to success from stand-up comedian and theme park character to a billion dollar business woman. And she explains what it's like to spend most of her time looking at women's backsides.

Length: 12 minutes

Item#: BVL187297

ISBN: 978-1-64623-201-7

Copyright date: ©2016

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