Mary Kay Ash was a famous American businesswoman, who founded the world-known cosmetics company, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Read more about this great businesswoman of her time.
Mary Kay Ash
Famous as: Businesswoman
Born on: 12 May 1918 Famous 12th May Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Taurus Famous Taureans
Born in: Cypress
Died on: 22 November 2001
place of death: Dallas
father: Edward Alexander Wagner
mother: Lula Vember Hastings Wagner
Spouses: Ben Rogers (m. 1935, div. 1946), George Hallenbeck (m. Jul-1963, d. 13-Aug-1963), Mel Ash (m. 6-Jan-1966, d. 7-Jul-1980)
children: Richard R. Rogers, J. Ben Rogers, Marylyn Rogers Theard
education: John H. Reagan High School, University of Houston
Founder/Co-Founder: Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
Works & Achievements: Founded the famous Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. Inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame, Founded the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation. Author of three best selling books Mary Kay, Mary Kay on People Management and You Can Have It All.
Mary Kay Ash was a famous American businesswoman and the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. She started her business with a small investment of 5000$ in 1963, but very soon became one of the most successful business women of her time. Her strategy of the business was based on Christian philosophy. She asked her employees to give preference, first to God, then family and finally to work. She encouraged women to discover their good sides as mother and wives, while simultaneously also succeed in work. She believed in giving recognition to good work to increase company sales. Mary Kay adopted the method of encouraging the employees by rewarding them with prizes on performing well. She used the concept of appraising healthy competitions and believed that this was the only way people could grow individually. She also authored best selling books like, "Mary Kay on People Management" and "You Can Have It All". Her autobiography, "Mary Kay" sold over million copies and was translated in various languages.
MARY KAY ASH TIMELINE
Born in Hot Wells, Harris County, Texas.
Graduated from Reagan High School in Houston.
Married to Ben Rogers.
Started the company, Mary Kay Cosmetics.
Received the Hall of fame Award from Direct Selling Association.
She was interviewed for CBS's 60 Minutes.
Received the Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement.
Her autobiography, “Mary Kay” was published.
She published her best-seller book, “Mary Kay on People Management”.
Retired from the company and became the chairman emeritus of the company.
Inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame, Founded the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.
Died on November 22.
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