Women Will Get It Done

Sara Blakely, founder and owner of Spanx, sold a majority stake in Spanx to Blackstone last week. Thereafter she thanked Spanx employees, most of whom appear to be women, with a generous gift of two first class tickets to any destination in the world and $10,000 in cash. [The Broadsheet 10/26/21]

Michelle Wu, born in 1985, is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first Asian American to be elected to serve as mayor of Boston starting on November 16, 2021. [Wikipedia 11/25/21]

With the retirements of Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) the “Four Corners” appropriators are set to be all-female in the next Congress, for the first time. [Punch Bowl News 11/15/21]

If you, like WW, has never heard of the “Four Corners” here is a description. “The four corners can refer to one of two groups: the House Speaker, House Minority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, and Senate Minority Leader or it could be the House and Senate chairs and ranking members of a certain committee or subcommittee. For example, the term could be used to describe Senate Appropriations Leahy (D-VT) and Ranking member Shelby (R-AL) along with House Appropriations Chair DeLauro (D-CT) and Ranking member Granger (R-TX).”

Susan Arnold is the first woman to be selected as chair of the board of the Disney Company in its 98-year history. [BBC News – Sarabeth 12/4/21]