We recently invited the Mary Kay Automated Storage and Retrieval System team of robots to give us a sneak peek into a typical day in their work life. They work at Mary Kay’s Dallas Warehouse, called Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), where we store our...
It’s a special day for our Mary Kay family! May 12th marks what would have been my grandmother’s 100th birthday. What I know for sure as we celebrate her century-long legacy is that Mary Kay Ash was a woman ahead of her time, all the time. She stepped out into a man’s world in the 1960’s to blaze a new path for women and in doing so, she built a company with the progressive purpose of empowering women.
While in many countries Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day, Mary Kay Ash never bought into those superstitions. In fact, she spent her life savings to start her Mary Kay business on Friday, Sept. 13, 1963.
To all the powerful, strong women who keep all of us at Mary Kay inspired every day, today is your day. In honor of International Women’s Day, I would like to acknowledge all the women who are role models and mentors in communities, both large and small, all around the world.
Before I share part 2 of “Getting into Gear”, I first want to thank all those who let me know that they found the first installment to be inspiring as they commit – or re-commit to their goals. I also appreciated some related advice folks added to the blog such as, “Know when to put the brakes on a bad situation or relationship” and “When you find that you’re lost or headed in the wrong direction, it’s okay to back up and turn around”.
As a life-long student of “Leadership”, I have always been a sponge when it comes to soaking up the wisdom of inspirational leaders, such as Mary Kay Ash. When I think about the lessons I’ve learned from many successful people shared how they elevated their game and accomplished stretch goals, they often described how they “made the shift” and the power of “making the shift”.