Spanx CEO gives her employees $10,000 and first class flights
A new investor, as well as a record company rating: Company founder Sarah Blakely — who owns the lingerie company “Spanx” — took advantage of the day to thank her employees with a generous gift.
DrThe history of Sarah Blakely’s company reads like a fairy tale: the American started with a capital of only $5,000 in 2000. Even then, she said that one day her company would bring her millions.
In fact: with underwear that contours the shape of a woman’s body (brand name: “Spanks”, is now synonymous with so-called shapewear) the 50-year-old has gotten rich.
Her company was recently valued over $1 billion for the first time. $1.2 billion to be exact. This is the extent to which the value has risen after the entry of the American investor Blackstone who He has acquired a large block of shares.
Then Blakely invited her employees to a party where she presented a special gift last Tuesday, including the British”guardianReports: I donated to all employees a check for $10,000 and two tickets per first class flight.
Portions of her speech were circulated on social media, Blackley herself Share a short video تسجيل On her Instagram channel. In it, the entrepreneur points out, among other things, how important it is to be authentic, friendly and – and within 21 years of the company’s history – focusing strictly on female clients so that they can use “very feminine principles” in a “very masculine” region, the world Professional, can claim successfully.
Then, to present her a gift, the mother of four grabbed a ball, flipped the ball once, and then revealed her present. “When you go on a trip, you might want to go to a really nice dinner, or you might want to go to a really nice hotel, and that’s why you get $10k per hotel,” Blakely said.
The tickets are from Delta Air Lines, and recipients can apparently choose the destination of their flight themselves. At the end of the video, you can see how many of the female employees, who are mostly female, went in for glee.