September 13, 2023

Mary Kay and the Rise of the Pink MLM

by Not Past It

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On September 13, 1963, Mary Kay Ash launched what would become a beauty empire. She wasn’t just selling makeup. She was selling a dream: Women could have a flexible career and still make time for a family. Mary Kay recruited hundreds of thousands of women from around the world to become sales reps. And her company grew into a multi-billion dollar, global phenomenon. Did Mary Kay give women the reins to their own financial future? Or was that promise only skin deep? This episode originally aired Sep. 14, 2022. 

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