How A Pitch In A Neiman Marcus Ladies Room Changed Sara Blakely's Life
Andrew Holder for NPR
At 27, Sara Blakely was selling fax machines and desperate to reinvent her life. So she came up with Spanx — hosiery that eliminates panty lines — and set to work building her business.
During the seven years Blakely sold fax machines door-to-door, she faced a lot of rejection. Check out how she dealt with it and what kept her going: