Faith first family second and career third perseverance and dedication to these principal took Mary Kay Ash to be named the greatest female entrepreneur in American history by Baylor University (Notable biographies)
“a lady never reveals her age” Mary Kay
Date of birth unknown
Excelled in school
Married at 17 had three children son is now owner of the company after her death in 2001 Three things Mary Kay is most known for her generosity her legacy and her drive
(Her generosity) (Mary Kay tribute)
” Mary Kay hoped that anyone who did business with the company would be richer for it, not only financially but also spiritually.
She built her business on the golden rule and the go give spirit with honesty and integrity as cornerstones” (Mary Kay tribute) (Entrepreneur ) Believing it was important to reward hard workers Mary Kay has given away over 9000 cars to their consultants, from red Grand Ams to pink Cadillacs. Mary Kay also founded the Mary Kay charitable foundation which included programs devoted to the prevention of violence against women.
She helped raise money for cancer research and in 1993 she was honored with the dedication of the Mary Kay Ash Center for Cancer immunotherapy research at St. Paul medical center in Dallas
(Mary Kay Ash tribute). “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around their neck that says make me feel important, not only will you succeed in business but also in life” (Mary Kay Ash) This attitude That she portrayed made her known world wide
Even after her death in 2001 Mary Kay was honored as the greatest female entrepreneur in American history by a panel of Business historians Mary Kay’s goal for providing women an unlimited opportunity for personal and financial success still drives the company today.
(Mary Kay tribute)
(Notable biographies). Her drive was her belief Women’s abilities And her willingness to provide opportunities for hundreds of thousands of women worldwide (Entrepreneur website) Today there are more than 500,000 sales consultants in 29 countries, generating more than $2 billion a year When asked what her biggest accomplishment was Mary Kay said “The legacy of a whole community of children who believe they can do anything in this world because they watched their mama do it”
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