DOZ Issue 29 March 2018 - Page 9

Leadership Lessons from the Life of Mary Kay Ash Eturuvie Erebor M ary Kay Ash was the founder of Mary Kay Inc., the makers of Mary Kay Cosmetics and it is a billion-dollar corporation. She began this company in 1963, and it was founded on the golden rule of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. She was a woman who vowed that no one working in her organisation would ever be subjected to unfair treatment.Prior to starting her own company, Mary Kay Ash was a single mother and had been passed up for a promotion. A man who had been hired to assist her in her job was promoted in her place. It was a very horrible experience for her, but it was also a defining moment. She left the company and started hers. She wanted a company that was run properly, and she thought; instead of writing a book about how a good company should be run, wouldn’t it be great if someone ran one? Well, she decided to be that someone and Mary Kay Cosmetics was born. DOZ Magazine March 2018 9 «