Mary Kay® 50th Anniversary
Celebrating the idea that one woman can do amazing things and transform the lives of many. In honor of Mary Kay Ash, we celebrate all women for their power to inspire a more beautiful world. Join us in celebrating the past 50 years of Mary Kay.
During the 1991 two-month book tour for Mary Kay's autobiography, Mary Kay Ash, Nancy Thomason, Susan Posnick fell asleep in the back of the limousine. When the book was launched, her autobiography was described as “the success story of America’s most dynamic businesswoman.”
On October 31, 1990, Mary Kay traveled to Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Arizona to help deliver sunscreen and other products to the troops. On June 7, 2000, she received an e-mail from Sergeant Thomas Al Lopez, a retired Army soldier who was there that day: “On behalf of myself and many soldiers that I have come across during my career, a big thank you. A soldier that will always remember you.”
1973 - At the Ground Breaking ceremony in Piscataway, New Jersey, for our first Northeastern Distribution Center, more than 300 Consultants and Directors were present for the afternoon ceremonies. In the evening, a Mary Kay Pep Rally was held with over 700 Consultants, Directors and guests on hand.
1964 - The Company earned a quarter of a million dollars in its first year. This picture appeared in the September 20, 1964, issue of The Dallas Morning News, with an article that quoted Richard Rogers, Mary Kay's son, as saying, “At that rate we will close our first year next month with over a quarter million dollars in sales. And if this rate continues, we ought to reach our first million next year.”
2001 - Saying Goodbye: On Thanksgiving Day, Mary Kay Ash, the woman who brought her dream of opportunity for women to life, passed away. The "extraordinary thing," said Richard Rogers, son and Company co-founder, "was the way Mother inspired people to believe in themselves."
Like Mary Kay Inc. on Facebook & Help Lives! Date: 9/1/2011 Mary Kay Inc. is rallying support to help end domestic violence. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, from Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, Mary Kay will donate 1 dollar to The Mary Kay Foundation for every new Facebook fan – up to 1 million dollars! If you are not already a fan, please visit the Mary Kay Facebook page and become a fan. One small click can make a big difference! If you are not a fan already, simply login to www.facebook.com/marykay and click “Like.”
1996 - A Helping Heart: Mary Kay Ash established the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation (now the Mary Kay Foundation), which helps to support cancer research related to women's health and helps in the fight against domestic violence.
1969 - Cadillac Style: Mary Kay Ash requested pink as the color of her new Cadillac, creating the model for her dream company's Career Car program. The top five Independent Sales Directors earned the use of their own 1970 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in the now iconic color.