Making the World
a Better Place...
Your purchase makes it possible for us to give back. Thank you for joining us on our mission to make the world a better place... one butt at a time. Since the beginning, Spanx founder, Sara Blakely set aside a portion of proceeds to elevate women on the planet.
Because when she soars, we soar.
Together, Here’s How We’re Shaping the World
KODE WITH KLOSSY
Kode with Klossy empowers girls to code and become leaders in tech. This fall, the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation sponsored a camp, hosting 25 young women from the Atlanta Girls School at the Spanx headquarters for a weekend of girl power, coding and fun.
I am committed to the belief that we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (WOMEN) were empowered to prosper, invent, be educated, start their own businesses, run for office — essentially be given the chance to SOAR!— Sara Blakely
Center for Civic Innovation
Spanx and the Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation teamed up with a change-agent in our own backyard: The Center for Civic Innovation, by supporting a cohort of 10 female entrepreneurs who are the new guard for social impact and business leadership in Atlanta. We invested $250,000 in these ladies, providing them with a mentorship intensive and year of support: from a financial stipend to business development training.
The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation became the anchor sponsor of the Grameen American Social Business Fund (GASBF), a unique U.S.-focused social impact investment opportunity empowering more than 100,000 low-income women entrepreneurs through microloans, credit and asset-building services.
We're about supporting women living an entrepreneurial life. Not just traditional entrepreneurs, but women from all walks and talks doing what they do best… artists, filmmakers, teachers, accountants, stay-at-home moms… anyone with the courage, creativity and confidence to pursue their dreams.
Leg Up is about shining a light on these leading ladies, and giving them the exposure they deserve.
Leg Up Spotlight
The Akola Project
Brittany Merrill Underwood is a past SPANX Leg Up Winner and founder of The Akola Project. Akola is a non profit jewelry company that has employed more than 500 women living in poverty, empowering them to break the cycle and transform their lives. In 2016, Akola became the first full-impact social brand in the luxury space.
The Malala Fund
Together, we are stronger than those who deny girls the right to education. The Spanx by Sara Blakley Foundation donated $150,000 to support The Malala Fund because we believe that investing in girl’s education is good for the planet.
More than 130 million girls are out of school
The PowHERful Foundation gets women to, and through, college by providing financial services, mentorship and wraparound services to help young women reach her full potential, and in turn create a ripple effect throughout her family, friends, and community. We were proud to team up and host 150 young women at the Spanx HQ for first ever PowHERful Enrichment Summit in Atlanta.