Spanx CEO Sara Blakely’s Viral Post Proves Why Everyone Should Hire Mothers

Sara Blakely may be the genius creator and CEO behind Spanx—but that’s not all. The multitasking mama recently proved she (like many other working moms) can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan and apparently take a mid-vacation conference call in car filled with her kiddos.

Blakely recently posted an oh-so-familiar story on LinkedIn. The CEO/mama was on a Florida vaycay with her husband and four kids, driving a rental car, when she got an important work-related call.

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The working mom wrote, on LinkedIn, “I had to pull off the side of the road for a conference call. No pen. Lip liner will have to do!” Blakely continued, “Of course, I had everything in my purse (two small cars, a flashlight, diapers, wipes, snacks, army men, and even Buzz Lightyear), but NO PEN! And, my meeting ID number and host code kept changing… “Mommy, why are you writing on your leg when you told us we can’t write on ourselves?”

Of course, Blakely knows she’s not the only working mother to experience this type of comedic mishap. She went on to add, “The struggle is real. The juggle is real. This is why everyone should hire working mothers. They are put in crazy situations all the time and are forced to problem-solve. They are some of my most resourceful employees.” We totally agree!

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Sara Blakely via Instagram 



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