27 February 1971: Birthday of Sara Blakely, American businesswoman, founded Spanx (Source)

Sara Blakely in 2014 – photo by Gillian Zoe Segal (Source)

Sara Treleaven Blakely[2] (born February 27, 1971) is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] In 2012, Blakely was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.[4] She was listed as the 93rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.[5] (Source)

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