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Sara Blakely is a Billionaire Again

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Spanx founder Sara Blakely is a billionaire once again, Forbes estimates, following a deal to sell the majority of her shapewear company. After her net worth dropped below $1 billion in 2020, a Blackstone deal announced Wednesday has made Spanx founder Sara Blakely a billionaire once again.


Womenlines’ team congrats Sara Blakely for getting listed in the billionaire’s list once again!

Any aspiring entrepreneur can learn a lot from the top women entrepreneurs in the world. When it comes to women entrepreneurs, there is a big list of entrepreneurs who have created a name for themselves, from achieving CEO status to starting their successful businesses. In this article, my intention is to give new insights to my readers through my learning from Sara Blakely’s entrepreneurial journey-

Sara Blakely

Sara Treleaven Blakely is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and is known for her philanthropy works worldwide. She is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings, founded. In 2012, Blakely was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. She was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Lessons Learned from Sara Blakely’s Talks-

I was impressed by Sara Blakely when I heard a collection of her various talk on Evan Carmichaein’s YouTube Channel which was about 10 rules for success. Take a note friends She started Spanx with only $5,000 and without any investors! Sara stands out in the crowd of all women entrepreneurs across the globe.

Sara Blakely’s Rules-

1. Use humour to your advantage 2. Be smart with your ideas 3. #Believe? in your idea 4. Embarrass yourself 5. Go against the grain 6. Be persistent 7. Be vulnerable 8. Visualize 9. Fail 10. Grow organically 11. BONUS – Just be who you are.

Lessons learned from Sara Blakely’s Entrepreneurship Journey-

  1. Focus on Solving Some Problem-

I loved the idea for entrepreneurs to carry a notebook everywhere as suggested by Sara Blakely. List out whatever problem bothers you and then think what solution you can come up with. After rewriting the challenges and solutions there will be some definite pattern which can be worked upon by the entrepreneur.

2) Keep some ‘Think Time’ during the day-

Sara has shared that although she stays 6 mins drive from her office she takes one hour to reach as she uses that time as her ‘Think Time!

Power quote by Sara Blakely-

“Truly,” she says, “the only failure is to not try.”



It is all about how much dedicated we are to achieve our goals. Sara Blakely’s entrepreneurial journey is a wonderful example of proving where there is a will, there is a way. The tips mentioned in the article above can help any women entrepreneur across the globe to carve out her path successfully on the road of entrepreneurship.


Womenlines team wishes success to Sara Blakely for all her endeavours!

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Charu Mehrotra

Charu Mehrotra

Founder Womenlines.com

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