Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Headlines ATD 2022 Conference

SPANX Founder and Executive Chair opens ATD’s 2022 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sara Blakely, SPANX Founder and Executive Chairperson, will open the International Conference and EXPO ATD 2022 at Orlando Florida to May 16, 2022.

Blakely revolutionized the underwear industry with only $5,000 and a “lucky” red backpack and turned it into a global brand known for inventing smarter, more comfortable solutions. SPANX sells underwear, leggings, swimwear and maternity clothes in over 50 countries. To date, SPANX has never taken any outside investment.

Blakely was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine and graced the cover of Forbes as the youngest self-proclaimed female billionaire. She is also a Guinness World Record holder for hosting the world’s tallest tea party atop a hot air balloon; but on Instagram, you might know her as the “Pancake Queen,” making pancakes in crazy shapes and sizes for her four kids.

Blakely has invested millions of dollars to uplift women, and in 2013 she signed the Giving Pledge, pledging to donate half of her wealth to philanthropy.

the ATD International Conference & EXPO is the largest and most attended event for the talent development profession. The 2022 conference, which will be offered in-person and virtually, offers world-class speakers, thought leadership, and unparalleled networking and collaboration opportunities.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit Follow conference activity with #ATD22 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About ATD

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization that supports those who develop employee knowledge and skills, improve performance and help deliver results for the organizations they serve. Founded in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

ATD members come from over 100 countries and work in public and private organizations across all industry sectors. ATD supports talent development professionals who come together locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks, and with international strategic partners.

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