Betsy DeVos’ contributions towards the education sector

She was born as Elisabeth Dee DeVos on January 8, 1958, in Holland, Michigan. She spent her junior years in Holland Christian high school and later Calvin College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business economics. The politician in her was born during her college days.

 

Born and raised Christian, she prides herself on her faith and faithfully attends the Christian Reformed Church which is in the United States. Betsy is one of the most popular philanthropists in the country who credit all they have to the blessings that Jesus Christ has provided in their lives.

 

Today the world knows her as Betsy DeVos; a businesswoman turned politician. She is the current secretary of education to the United States. As a member of the Republic party, she was part of the Republican National Committee Woman from the year 1992 to the year 1997.

 

She later went on to chair the Michigan Republic Party from 1996-2000 a post she was re-elected back to in 2003. The board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education has also held the chairperson position in the Alliance for School Choice. She, Betsy DeVos, was the one heading the All Children Matter campaign. Clearly Best has never skipped an opportunity to help the less fortunate in the society. Unexpectedly, she claims that her generous attitude is inspired by her Christian faith and conviction.

 

The 59-year-old is married to Dick DeVos who is the former CEO of a company known as the Multi-level marketing. Mrs. DeVos is known for her excellent works and contributions towards the education sector. She said that being the daughter of a public school teacher is what led her to School Choice and sparked her interest in matters involving education.

 

Betsy has been on the frontline of advocating and championing for the public schools. She has spoken against poor standards in public schools and noted that it is important that all American children receive an education that is relevant to the needs of the current times. She has also, through non-profitable charitable organizations, offered financial support to establishments supporting her cause. DeVos, a former Philanthropy Roundtable chairman, used her platform to encourage people to give to areas in high need.

 

She has been part of more than one charity organization. Her contribution is exemplary, and her work in school choice and school sector is one that has changed a lot of lives. Her philanthropy is one that is not only limited to monetary donations but one that also aims to promote awareness of the need to advocate for school choice. Betsy is one of the richest women in America who have given back to the community by a great margin.

 

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Talos Energy Completes Acquisition of Energy Resources Technology

Talos Energy LLC is an oil and gas private organization that majors with the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas properties focused on the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Talos Energy is focused on investment funds affiliated with Riverstone Holdings LLC, LLC (NYSE: APO), Apollo Global Management, and Talos Management.

Tim Duncan and his partners at a private oil and gas firm were forced by tanking commodity prices to send money back to the bank. The Phoenix Exploration sold the organization to the Apache Corp by 2011. That was after doubling the size of the firm. From former bankers, assets from the Gulf of Mexico and a team of more than 60 professionals, Duncan, and his partners founded the Talos Energy with $600. Along with the field Operators, the Gulf Coast brings the headcount of the company to be 120 employees. That is up from 15 last year after they struck a deal with private equity giants Apollo Management and Riverstone Holdings. Helix Energy Solution Group is an international offshore energy organization based in Houston Texas. The firm focuses on providing a solution in development and other services to the energy market not forgetting its oil and gas business units.

About Apollo Global Management

Apollo is a front line global investment manager with offices located in Los Angeles. It also has offices in London, New York, Mumbai, Singapore, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Houston, and Hong Kong. As of September 2012, Apollo had under management assets of approximately $110 billion in private equity, credit, and real estate funds.

About Riverstone Holdings LLC

Riverstone Holdings is a private organization majoring in power and energy. It was founded in 2000. The firm started with over $24 billion capital raised across seven investment funds and co-investments. The organization conducts buyout and growth capital investments, oilfield services, exploration and production, power and renewable sector of the energy industry. It has offices in New York, Houston and London, which has aided the firm to commit approximately

Fabletics: Taking Different Approaches For Customer Convenience

When it comes to the activewear industry, Fabletics is a brand that has managed to come far ahead of its competitors. Even though the brand has been in the activewear industry for a little while, they have done wonders for the market, making themselves a well-known name. The brand was founded by Don Ressler and Adam Goldenberg in collaboration with Hollywood actress Kate Hudson. Being someone who is heavily invested in the fashion industry, Kate Hudson was able to bring new ideas to the brand that otherwise would not have seen the light of day. She is also someone who is extremely well versed in the fitness industry, and being a consumer of the kind of clothing that Fabeltics puts out, knows what women want. When working out, women want something that will make them feel comfortable and sexy at the same time, which is what Fabeltics tries to deliver as a brand. The brand tries its best to stay at the top of the fashion industry by constantly updating the kind of products that they put out and also the kind of marketing trends that they inspire. The brand has managed to make a name for itself for being ingenious in almost every way possible.

 

Fabeltics today is a multi-million dollar company that can be compared to some of the most prominent brands in the industry. One of the more striking features of the brand is the membership system that they have in place. Just like all of its sister brands, Fabletics sells its products through its websites and therefore tries to make the most out of this space. The brand has integrated some of the best online marketplace technology so that they can keep track of their customers buying patterns and also show them options that they would like. The brand has tried to make the process of purchasing from Fabeltics extremely easy and convenient so that even those with extremely busy schedules would be able to buy some of their latest designs. The brand takes care always to give their customers some of the most high-quality affordable activewear which they do not have to spend hours searching for.

 

Just like most brands, Fabeltics thought that it was time for them to open up stores in locations across the country. However, in true Fabletics fashion, the brand managed to go down the path less traveled and started using their stores as another means to direct traffic to their site. When customers come to any of the Fabletics stores, they are instantly given the opportunity to try on everything that they see online. This helps them get a look and feel of what they are trying out, which in turn entices customers to go back to the website and purchase it there. Fabletics has tried to make everything about online shopping convenient and has done so brilliantly through the wide range of things that they have managed to implement which is also why they have turned out to be such a massive success in the fashion industry.