Mary Kay Ash (Author of Miracles Happen)
Mary Kay Ash Documentary - Success Story
Ash, Mary Kay
Born: c. Mary Kay Ash used her training in direct sales to create her own multimillion-dollar cosmetics firm and provide women with the opportunity for advancement. Mary Kay Wagner Ash believed that "a lady never reveals her age," and therefore the exact year of her birth is unknown. It is estimated to be Her mother, who had studied to be a nurse, worked long hours managing a restaurant. When Mary Kay was two or three, her father was ill with tuberculosis an infection of the lungs.
Texas make-up tycoon Mary Kay Wagner Ash born ca. Although her choice of a cosmetics career was not unique, Mary Kay Ash proved incomparable at combining the skills she had acquired selling books door-to-door with her understanding of marketing to women. Successful beauty product entrepreneurs before her had proved this a lucrative field for women. A few, such as Madame C. Walker, Elizabeth Arden, and Helena Rubenstein, had "invented" a specialized product line and established highly effective sales networks. It was Mary Kay's reliance on women as in-home salespersons, her use of a signature color—pink—as part of the corporate identity, and her shrewd incorporation of premiums and incentives such as pink Cadillacs and diamond jewelry into company sales plans that brought her such astonishing financial success. Clinging to the rather time-worn convention that "a lady never reveals her age," Ash withheld the exact year in which her May 12th birth occurred; it is estimated by those who have known her to be
Ash had held relatively modest jobs in direct sales before establishing her own business in
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