Why 13?Although many cultures view the number 13 as unlucky, Mary Kay Ash never bought into the superstitions. For Mary Kay, 13 has always been our Company’s lucky number.
Mary Kay Ash spent her life savings to start Mary Kay Inc. on Friday, Sept. 13, 1963. She later went on to be the 13th inductee into the Direct Selling Association Hall of Fame, and she also received the 13th Entrepreneur of the Year Award from SMU. Even The Mary Kay Building in Dallas touts our favorite lucky number. When Mary Kay bought the building, the number 13 didn’t show up on elevators. Instead, it showed “penthouse.” Of course, Mary Kay Ash changed that. Her office was always on the 13th floor, where you can still see it today.
Turns out, the number 13 is all a matter of perspective, right?