Topic: Mentors

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Sara Blakely, the brilliant inventor of Spanx and the youngest woman to ever make Forbes‘ billionaire list, has joined a very exclusive club. Forbes reports that Blakely has just become the first female billionaire to join the Gates Foundation’s Giving Pledge, the philanthropic movement started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that encourages the world’s richest people to give half their money to charity. More »

The Insider: Taylor Patterson

The Insider: Taylor Patterson

The floral whizkid and head of Fox Fodder Farm Taylor Patterson creates the sort of moody,  jaw-dropping arrangements that make us scowl at the sight of bodega flowers. But before you get mad at her for upping the ante, you ought to know that girl’s about as fly as they come—and is hardly above picking greens sprouting out of sidewalk cracks. More »

Why Tory Burch Should Get Credit For Inventing The Power Flat

Why Tory Burch Should Get Credit For Inventing The Power Flat

The phrase “power flat” only came into the lexicon last November when Wall Street Journal writer Christina Brinkley wrote: “Long stuck in the purgatory of casual wear, flats are suddenly being promoted for polished occasions. Flats sleek enough to be dress shoes were paired with tailored suits and even with eveningwear on the spring runways from Marc Jacobs to Giorgio Armani.” But I think the person we really need to give credit too, though she already gets a ton, is Tory Burch. The designer’s shoes, as well as her clothing and bags, have become staples in the working woman’s wardrobe. More »

The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech

The 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech

Women are (relatively) few and far between in the tech industry. They make up less than 10% of venture capitalists, and they leave the industry at twice the rate of men, according to a recent study by the Kauffman Foundation.

There’s also a shortage of women pursuing engineering, particularly software engineering.

But the women who do choose to enter the tech industry in one way or another are doing incredibly important work. More »