Mary Kay Ash, Founder Mary Kay Cosmetics: Probably one of the most significant impressions left upon women’s opportunities to succeed in business was from the positive and giving attitude of Mary Kay Ash. Mary Kay entered the world of selling for a company called Stanley Home Products.
Throughout her career she won numerous awards and upon retirement decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge and build her “dream business”. And what a business it was, Mary Kay Cosmetics has gone on to change the lives of millions. Success did not come easy to Mary Kay, her husband died one month before the company launch but her philosophy endured, “If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re right.”
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
– Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks