• Growing up in Mary Kay

    I often wonder how different my life would have been, and even how different I would have been, had I not "grown up" in Mary Kay. I was in my very early 20's when I came to work here, and had so much to learn about...
  • A case for farsightedness

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, I attended and spoke at a Global Business Summit recently in Dallas, sponsored by the local chapter of the American Marketing Association. I was the last speaker, which is sometimes good and...
  • We have a winner!

    The votes are in and we have a winning tagline for the Mary Kay blog. Congratulations and thanks to each of you who contributed a tagline suggestion, and also to those who took the time to vote. The winning tagline is Reflections...
  • Happy Earth Day!

    Today is the day that we celebrate Mother Earth. I'm thankful that we've decided to set aside a day to honor our planet and to reflect on sustainability in the environment, however, every day should be Earth Day. After...
  • Vote now for your favorite tagline

    The response to our call for entries in the tagline contest was impressive indeed. More than 700 of you let the creative juices flow and shared your ideas, and a good many of you submitted several different suggestions. There...
  • It's the people that make the difference

    I was asked to give the closing keynote speech at a Global Business Summit yesterday, conducted by the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Assocation. On Tuesday evening, there was a reception at a local university...
  • Being a bright spot when all around you is dark

    One of the most valuable lessons I learned from Mary Kay Ash was the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. She often said "What you think about, you bring about!" In the more than 10 years that I worked closely...
  • Tagline contest closes Tuesday 4/14 9 AM CST

    The Mary Kay women are really a creative bunch! We've had well over 500 suggestions for the Reflections blog tagline. We'll close down the contest and gather all the entries tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM Dallas time. Then...
  • The contest continues...

    All I can say is WOW! I wish you could all see how things are "buzzing" around here since yesterday morning. So many of our employees and executives are sharing their excitement about the new blog, and just take a look...
  • Inaugural Blog Posting

    Welcome to the inaugural post of “Reflections” -- I’m delighted that you’ve come to visit! Perhaps we’ve had a chance to meet already; if so, it’s good to connect with you again. If we don’t...

Rhonda Shasteen

Chief Marketing Officer (retired) at Mary Kay Inc.

At Mary Kay for more than 25 years, and worked closely with Mary Kay Ash for 10.

Raised in Dallas, Texas. Married, 2 grown children.

At work, I enjoy helping women develop as leaders; creating solutions to complex problems;  learning new things. At home, I enjoy the cows, horses and garden; fresh country air and time with my husband; learning new things and discovering my authentic self.

With more time, I would: sew (again); exercise (more); run for political office.

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