Recognized today as one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs, Mary Kay Ash stepped out into a man’s world in the 1960’s to blaze a new path for women. After retiring from a successful career in direct sales, her dream was to provide women with an open-ended, unparalleled business opportunity. She founded “Beauty by Mary Kay” on Sept. 13, 1963 with her life savings of $5,000, the support of her family and nine Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants.
Our founder along with those nine women laid the foundation for millions of women from all walks of life who currently enjoy the freedom and flexibility of Mary Kay’s home-based business model. Whether it’s a part-time endeavor or a primary source of income, the Mary Kay opportunity gives women a proven way to pave their own destiny. Today, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in nearly 40 countries around the world.
With more than 50 years of empowering women, Mary Kay is proud to champion women’s entrepreneurship while continuing a powerful legacy of giving back to our global Mary Kay community – all thanks to one amazing woman who has helped millions achieve their dreams through this one-of-a-kind success story.