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Jane Goodall on climate strikes: “I just want them to march and to raise awareness and to act.”

Dr. Jane Goodall hosted a “fireside chat” fundraiser in Atlanta on Friday to raise money for the Jane Goodall Institute. She discussed the environment and how today's youth can help in action-oriented ways.

Big names, big giving

One of Atlanta’s most famous sons, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Decades later, thousands of Atlantans volunteer, raise funds, and donate to causes. You don’t have to look far to find local celebrities—from rock star chefs and business moguls—who leverage their fame for good.
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Hidden under Delta’s new uniforms is another Atlanta brand: Spanx

You might already know that Zac Posen designed the new Delta uniforms, manufactured by Lands End. But Delta's local collaboration with Spanx was kept mostly under wraps until this week, when the uniforms debuted on flights worldwide.
Sara Blakely

The Uplifter: How Spanx CEO Sara Blakely became one of the most inspirational women in business

That’s her schtick. She’s the cheerleader and the nerd. She’s a girly girl, but she's also the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. This is how Sara Blakely became one of the country's most influential women after cutting the legs off of a pair of panty hose one day 20 years ago.
Sara Blakely

37. Sara Blakely

In 1998 the former fax machine salesperson created the shapewear empire Spanx, landing a spot in 2012 on Forbes’ lists of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women” ($1.07 billion) and “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” (number 91).

Lessons and wisdom from Atlanta’s most powerful

19 of Atlanta's 55 Most Powerful share words of wisdom and lessons they've learned about how to acquire and apply power

And Now We’re Here: Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

It was a big game, on home court. And for the first 24 minutes of the contest, the Hawks played like it was their Bar Mitzvah. Like the record 60 wins they earned this season were foreshadowing, not false hope.

4 Buckhead people to know

Everything you need to know about Sara Blakely, Donald Gesell, Robin Loudermillk, and Andres Loaiza.

Let’s give $200 mil to Spanx instead of the Falcons

Forbes magazine’s much-anticipated 2013 Swimsuit Issue list of the world’s billionaires was published yesterday. Mexican telecommunications giant and all-around biz whiz Carlos Slim tops the roster with an estimated $73 billion fortune. Like my dad always said, “You’ll know you’ve made it when your next $100,000,000 goes to the right of the decimal point.”

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