|The company was founded in 1963 by Mary Kay Ash. In 2004 she was named one of the "25 Most Influential Business Leaders of the Last 25 Years" by PBS and the Wharton School of Business.
She was named the "Greatest Female Entrepreneur in American History" by Baylor University in 2003. Henry Ford was the male counterpart for this award.
We are the best selling brand of skin care and color cosmetics in the US.
We develop, test, manufacture and package the majority of our products at our own state-of-the-art manufacturing plants.
There are over 2.4 million Independent Sales Force members in 35 markets worldwide.
Approximately 42,000 women are currently Mary Kay Independent Sales Directors worldwide, and more than 600 women have become Independent National Sales Directors world wide, which is the highest pinnacle of a Mary Kay business.
Sales of our products is at $2.5 billion in wholesale sales.
Over 130,000 MK consultants have earned the use of a career car since 1969.
We do not conduct animal testing for our products and our company is a PETA pledge member.
MK scientists regularly consult with independent dermatologists and other medical experts around the world.
In a typical year, MK spends millions of dollars and conducts more than 300,000 tests to ensure that MK products meet the highest standards of quality, safety and performance.
The MK Business Model has been studied at major universities, including Harvard Business School. We are not a pyramid company nor a multi-level company.
Our mission is to "Enrich Women's Lives." Our company philosophies include "God first, Family second, and Career third" and living by the "Golden Rule"--do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.
The Mary Kay Foundation has awarded $28 million to shelters and programs addressing domestic violence and nearly $16 million to find a cure for cancers affecting women.
As part of it's Pink Doing Green initiative, Mary Kay has planted over 400,000 trees in the Bitteroot National Forest in Montana and the Pike National Forest in Colorado. The company also is a Zero Landfill corporation--everything is recycled.
“I envisioned a company in which any woman could become just as successful as she wanted to be. The doors would be wide open to opportunity for women who were willing to pay the price and had the courage to dream.”
Mary Kay Ash