Sara Blakely

Winner of the 2021 Successful Businesswomen Award

Sara Blakely is America’s youngest self-made female billionaire with her privately held company estimated to have earned over $250 million in annual revenues and net profit margins estimated at 20 percent.

In 2013, Blakely became the first female billionaire to join The Giving Pledge, the campaign founded by Melinda and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, which has the mega-wealthy pledge to donate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy. Today, this mother of four young children continues to be an advocate for women through her Sara Blakely Foundation, which supports women in education and entrepreneurship.

The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework, which highlights customer satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and increased productivity, has now come to symbolize the commitment to excellence globally.