Sara Blakely

View From The Top: Sara Blakely

Sara Blakely is the founder and CEO of Spanx. She came up with the idea for her revolutionary shapewear product in 1998. Two years later, the first …

Entrepreneurship

From creating Spanx pantyhouse to the flight simulator, these inventors are Hall of Famers

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is once again inducting prominent inventors into its ranks. Seven inventors comprise the 2018 inductee class, …

Tampa Bay

If you want to disrupt – listen to the haters

Meet the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 companies. All CMOs who read this list do so hoping none of the companies on it are targeting their …

Business Strategy

5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And Product

Nearly one in four Americans listen to podcasts on a monthly basis, and almost half of the nearly 68 million podcast listeners are millennials. Studies show podcast listening is on the rise. Increasingly, podcasts have become an unparalleled source of actionable advice and education for those …

Mark Zuckerberg

Spanx founder: My dad encouraged me to fail

Time Warner

How you can elevate ordinary moments into life-changing events — and better customer service

Why do we remember things? And how does memory influence customer retention and satisfaction?<p>When my daughter was younger, and I was still CEO-ing at …

Los Angeles

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

50 Big Companies that Started with Little or No Money

<i>Joseph Flaherty</i><i>, Director of Content & Community</i><p>There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. It is true …

Dungeons and Dragons

10 of the Richest Women in History

These ladies deserve the spotlight.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Girl power is at an all-time high in 2018. With the celebration of International Women's Month this march, females across the world are being honored -- including some of the fiercest women to grace the business …

Oprah Winfrey

RAINE VENTURES LEADS $22 MILLION ROUND FOR CHEDDAR ALONGSIDE LIBERTY GLOBAL, GOLDMAN SACHS, ANTENNA…

<b>RAINE VENTURES LEADS $22 MILLION ROUND FOR CHEDDAR ALONGSIDE LIBERTY GLOBAL, GOLDMAN SACHS, ANTENNA GROUP, 7 GLOBAL CAPITAL, AND DENTSU VENTURES TO</b> …

Goldman Sachs

What Shonda Rhimes Calls Herself Plus 14 Other Quotes From the Women We Most Admire

It's time to celebrate women for National Women's History Month.<p>There's never been a more powerful time for women than now. The past two years brought about groundbreaking movements that turned the conversations about women's issues upside down, heightening the awareness of obstacles women face on …

Emma Watson

Friday Wake-Up Call: Rihanna Slams Snapchat, and Nike Probes Inappropriate Behavior

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. <b>What people are talking about today:</b> Rihanna …

Advertising Industry

'TheSkimm' Raises $12M To Expand Subscription Services

<i>TheSkimm,</i> a newsletter targeted to millennial women, is poised to expand its editorial and product offerings with an influx of $12 million.<p>New …

Donald Trump Jr

Expanding the Voice of theSkimm

A few thoughts on GV’s latest investmentThe single most critical thing I learned during my professional time as a writer was importance of voice. As …

Sara Blakely

'TheSkimm' Raises $12M To Expand

<i>TheSkimm,</i> a newsletter targeted to millennial women, is poised to expand its editorial and product offerings with an influx of $12 million.<p>New …

Donald Trump Jr

TheSkimm raises $12 million for its snarky newsletters

Seven million women (and men) love TheSkimm.<p>With its daily newsletters designed to keep you in the loop on the latest news and pop culture, TheSkimm …

Sara Blakely

Better know an opponent: FSU

<i>This is the first in a (hopefully) six-part series highlighting some things you may not know about Mizzou's opponents in the NCAA Tournament. Please</i> …

College Sports

Fast-rising CEOs Have These 4 Things in Common

New research lays out their path to the top.<p>What makes a great CEO?<p>Charisma? Drive? The perfect blend of ivy league degrees, boatloads of experience, …

Leadership

What It Takes to Be a Billionaire

For many, a six-figure salary is the endgame, the true sign that you've made it in life. But, among those who top lists like the Forbes 100, a six- …

Entrepreneurship

Why Sisterhood Matters On International Women's Day

Behind every successful woman is a sisterhood of two other women who have their back.<p>What is it that enables leaders from Arianna Huffington and Sheryl Sandberg to Angela Ahrendts and Sara Blakely to make a difference in the world? The chances are that behind their success is a sisterhood of …

Women's News

Stop asking children these seven questions (and ask these instead)

A kindergarten teacher was walking around the room to check each child’s work as they drew pictures. “What are you drawing?” he asked one student.<p>The …

To This Day

10 Georgia Billionaires Make Forbes' 2018 List

The billionaires who made the 2018 Forbes list have a combined fortune of $9.1 trillion. See which GA billionaires are in the elite club.<p>ATLANTA, GA …

Home Depot

Google plans $2.6bn New York expansion as tech execs claim 'Silicon Valley is over'

Google is said to be close to signing a $2.4bn deal to establish an East Coast base in New York City, the latest in a series of moves by tech firms …

Silicon Valley

6 Disadvantages Confronting Female Entrepreneurs Seeking Venture Capital

Women found their voice in the #MeToo movement. So, why can't they get their startups funded?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The role of women in the workplace has assumed enormous proportions. <i>The Economist</i> named the economic empowerment of women as one of the most …

Startups

These Are The World's Richest Women

Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian.<p>If you ever wondered what the collective wealth of the richest people on the planet might be, look to <i>Forbes</i>, …

Women in Tech

24 Women Our Favorite Entrepreneurs Want You To Know

International Women's Day was started to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. This year, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down the fort while you get your company off the ground.<p>Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down …

Small Business

Shark Tank: Lace Your Face Accepts $350,000 Offer from Lori Greiner

Facebook<p>Next into the tank are Mariella Scott and Anita Sun Eisenberg of Dermovia’s Lace Your Face, seeking $350,000 for 10 percent equity.<p>Lace Your …

Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank: OA Foods Accepts $300,000 Offer from Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban

OA Foods<p>Next up is Alfonso Tejada of OA Foods, seeking $300,000 for 10 percent equity.<p>OA Foods puts a healthier twist on pasta. According to their …

Entrepreneurship

Shark Tank: Thrive+ Fails to Get A Deal

Vimeo<p>Last into the tank is Brooks Powell of Thrive+, seeking $400,000 for 10 percent equity.<p>Thrive+ offers a new way to combat hangovers. According …

Entrepreneurship