WASHINGTON, D.C.--  “I believe that my dream has changed many thousands ofwomen’s lives for the better, and yet I know that there are so many more livesout there waiting for the touch of our hand.” is a famous quote from Mary KayAsh, Founder, Mary Kay Inc.  Her dream has included changingthe lives of tens of thousands of women in Ukraine including the thousandswho own and operate small businesses and participate in the Mary Kay salesand distribution network.   

Irresistible products, positivecommunity impact, rewarding opportunity – for more than 50 years, Mary Kay hasoffered it all. Few companies can speak of a rich heritage like Mary Kay Inc. 

The drive and business acumen ofits dynamic founder Mary Kay Ash, combined with her desire to help womenachieve personal growth and financial success, led to the development of acompany that has grown into one of the most recognized beauty brands in theworld.

With her life savings of $5,000 and the help of her 20-year-old son RichardRogers, Mary Kay launched her dream company on Friday, September 13, 1963.Starting from a 500-square-foot storefront in Dallas, Texas, today Mary Kay isa top beauty brand and  direct seller in more than 35 markets with 3.5million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $4 billion in global annualsales.

altPicture: Souvenir giftspresentation to the National Sales Directors, the Diamond Circle members, atthe Seminar 2014 

For half a century, Mary Kay hashelped women around the world, including Ukraine, to discover products thatthey love: innovative skin care, irresistible makeup and unforgettablefragrances. The company operates according to the Golden Rule adopted by MaryKay teaching to treat others as you would like them to treat you  and tokeep your life’s priorities in their proper order with faith  first,family second and career third. 


At the same time, the Mary Kaybusiness opportunity has helped women from Armenia  to Ukraine, discoverextra income, empowered choices and true beauty from the inside out. Women fromall walks of life enjoy selling Mary Kay® products because of the rewardingopportunity and flexibility offered by the home-based privately owned, smallbusiness model. 

At the same time consumers who use any of Mary Kay’s products are among themost loyal in the world because Mary Kay® products are safe, effective and deliverbeautiful benefits customers want. Mary Kay invests millions of dollars inresearch and conducts more than 500,000 tests each year, to ensure Mary Kay®products meet the highest standards of quality, safety and performance. 


18,000Independent Beauty Consultants cooperate with Mary Kay in Ukraine 

The company has offered itsamazing opportunities to Ukrainian women for almost 18 years now. Mary KayUkraine opened in 1997 and held its first Seminar – where the independent salesforce members gather annually for education, recognition and inspiration -- in1999. The company has been  a member of the Ukraine Direct SellingAssociation since 2001.

Picture: Presentation of Ukrainian National Sales Directors’ status cars.Today 23 National Sales Directors in Ukraine drive fancy Audi A6 Quattro 

Three regional service centerscurrently operate in Lviv, Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk with the main office locatedin Kyiv. This helps to provide  top-notch service to more than 80,000Independent Beauty Consultants who cooperate with the company in Ukraine.                                                     


Noteworthyamong the many numerous product and company awards,  Mary Kay Ukrainereceived 1st place ranking in the rate “TOP 100 of the Best UkrainianCompanies” in the household chemical goods and fragrance category in 2004. 

That same year Mary Kay Ukrainewas awarded  the “Golden Trade Mark” contest laureate in “Cosmetic Companyof Unique Opportunities” nomination. 

In addition to  “Mary KayInc.” being one of the top 3 best employers worldwide in 2014 accordingto  global research held by  AON Hewitt, Mary Kay Ukraine  wasranked the best employer in Ukraine, reaffirming the same status it attained in2007, 2008, and 2009. 

In addition to irresistible productsand an unparalleled business opportunity, Mary Kay is committed to changing thelives of women and children around the world.  

In Ukraine, Mary Kay  isactively involved in comprehensive programs  focused on helping breast cancersurvivors by offering them unique rehabilitation opportunities and informingother Ukrainian women about breast cancer prevention techniques.

altPicture: Star Consultants’success recognition at the Seminar 2014 

Considering the large impacton the community, Mary Kay Ukraine’s charitable project received a specialaward as “Charity Company” in 2009, the award for best “CSR case” in 2010, andwas ranked one of the most valuable medium-size business charitable initiativesof 2014  according to the national “Charitable Ukraine” contest.

The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)congratulates Mary Kay their outstanding record of success inUkraine," said Morgan Williams, SigmaBleyzer, who serves as Presidentof USUBC. "USUBC is very proud to have May Kay as one of our over 200members. Their work to provide thousands of small business opportunities inUkraine is amazing."

NOTE:  To learn more about Mary Kay Ukraine, visit www.marykay.ua.

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