Mary Kay Ash
Founder of Mary Kay Inc.
“We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you are aiming, you don’t have a goal.”
After being passed up for a promotion after 25 years in the direct selling business, Mary Kay Ash took her $5,000 in savings and created Beauty by Mary Kay. The company was founded on the belief that women could foster their talents and realize unlimited success. Today, Mary Kay Inc. has more than 2 million Independent Beauty Consultants worldwide. In addition to founding Mary Kay Inc., Ash authored three books which all became best sellers. 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.