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Mary Kay Ash: Inspiration for International Women’s Day

Mary Kay Ash: Inspiration for International Women’s Day

Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, famously said, "Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway." This quote captures the essence of her approach to business, offering valuable lessons for anyone aiming for success:

Yes, she had it tough. 

1. Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Imagine being super good at your job but watching others get promotions just because they're men. Frustrating, right? That's exactly what Mary Kay faced in her sales career. She was often overlooked for promotions despite her obvious talent and hard work.  She was repeatedly passed over for promotions in favour of men, some of whom she had trained.  Instead of just accepting this, she decided to shake things up. Mary Kay didn't just leave her job; she started a new company where women could shine and be appreciated. Talk about turning a negative into a huge positive!

2. Juggling Business and Family: Imagine, you're launching a business and a single mother to three kids. Sounds like a superhero kind of challenge. Well, that's exactly what Mary Kay did. She managed to build a successful business while being there for her family. It wasn't easy, balancing work and home life, but her determination and love for her family and her dream made it possible. Mary Kay is a real-life example of how you can be a great parent and a successful entrepreneur at the same time.

Mary Kay Ash's journey is not just inspiring; it's a testament to what you can achieve with a bit of grit, a lot of hard work, and a heart full of dreams. She showed us that no matter the obstacles, with the right attitude, you can soar high! 🌟💼🚀