Laurie Ann Goldman
You've certainly heard of Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, the woman's shapewear giant. But you may not have heard of Laurie Ann Goldman, the current CEO of Spanx, and the woman behind the woman. In her tenure, Goldman has helped grow the brand into a $350 million enterprise, all while raising three children. After a decade in a demanding job at Coca-Cola, Goldman was looking for a career path that would allow her to dedicate more time to her family and community, which she highlighted in her job interview with Spanx in 2002. She even made sure her original contract with the company stated that they recognized her outside obligations.