Enriching
women's lives


With a desire to enrich women’s lives and a keen sense of business, Mary Kay Ash developed her dream company and set the example for others to follow.  See the milestones that made Mary Kay a household name and made Mary Kay a global skin care and color products brand.
 

 

 

2000s

2000

Lifetime Television names Mary Kay Ash the most outstanding woman in business in the 20th century.

2001

Mary Kay Inc. is awarded the Direct Selling Association’s “Industry Innovation Award” for the Mary Kay® Personal Web Site program, which provides each Independent Beauty Consultant with the opportunity to have a website of her own.

Richard Rogers, son of Mary Kay Ash and company co-founder, resumes role of CEO.

Mary Kay Ash passes away Nov. 22, 2001, on Thanksgiving Day, her favorite holiday.

2002

Mary Kay Inc. is awarded the Direct Selling Association’s “Vision for Tomorrow Award” for its community outreach regarding the prevention of violence against women.

Mary Kay Inc. is awarded the 2002 Humanitarian of the Year Corporate Award from the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women for its efforts to help eliminate violence against women, youth and children.

Mary Kay Ash is named a 2002 Dallas Business Hall of Fame Laureate and is inducted into The Academy of Achievement of Sales and Marketing Executives.

2003

Mary Kay Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary, and the Mary Kay independent sales force reaches 1 million people around the world.

Mary Kay Ash is named the Greatest Female Entrepreneur in American History in an academic study led by Baylor University.

2004

Mary Kay Ash is named one of the “25 Most Influential Business Persons of the Past 25 Years” by PBS’s Nightly Business Report in conjunction with the prestigious Wharton School of Business.

Mary Kay Ash posthumously receives the Humanitarian Rose Award from Kensington Palace in London, England, for the work she inspired through The Mary Kay FoundationSM.

2005

Mary Kay Inc. reaches $2 billion in consolidated global wholesale sales.

Mary Kay China celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Richard Rogers assumes the role of Executive Chairman, and David Holl is named President and Chief Executive Officer.

2006

A&E Television Networks airs the biopic documentary “Mary Kay” on the Biography Channel.

2007

Mary Kay® products are sold in more than 35 markets worldwide.

2008

Mary Kay Inc. celebrates its 45th anniversary and launches its formal global corporate social responsibility initiative Pink Changing Lives® with the sole purpose of changing the lives of women and children around the world.

Mary Kay debuts Beauty That Counts®, the company’s first global cause-related marketing program supporting women and children.

The Dallas Business Journal names Mary Kay to its list of top local corporate philanthropists.

2009

Mary Kay achieves $2.5 billion in global wholesale sales, and the independent sales force reaches 2 million people around the world.

A&E Television Networks airs the biopic documentary “Mary Kay” on the Biography Channel.