Spanx employees receive $ 10,000 and two first class plane tickets – .

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Spanx employees receive $ 10,000 and two first class plane tickets – .


Spanx founder Sara Blakely surprised employees with the news, she revealed in a post on her verified Instagram account Friday.

In the video, Blakely spun a globe, before revealing that she bought each of her employees two first-class plane tickets to anywhere in the world.

She added: “If you are going on a trip you might want to go out for a really good dinner, you might want to go out to a really good hotel, and so with everyone’s two first class tickets for n No matter where in the world, you each receive $ 10,000. “

The video includes the jubilant and shocked reactions of the employees.

“I really want each employee to celebrate this moment in their own way and create a memory that will last them a lifetime! Well done to 21 years of magic and many more to come, ”she wrote on Instagram.
Blakely also pointed out that although 50% of entrepreneurs are women, only 2.3% of venture capital funding goes to women.

In her toast, she paid tribute to “the women who came before me and to all the women in the world who have not had this opportunity”.

Blakely said that when she founded Spanx in 2000, she did so with $ 5,000 in savings.

Last week, private equity firm Blackstone announced it would take a controlling stake in the brand. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies noted the eight-digit valuation in a press release.

The shapewear is often worn as a tight-fitting undergarment that smooths, refines or changes the shape of the body. The global compression and fitness apparel market is expected to reach $ 7 billion by 2030, according to Allied Market Research.

Rob McLean and Jill Disis contributed reporting.

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