MARY KAY APPOINTS WENDY WANG AS CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER FOR THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
Global Beauty Brand and Advocate for Women’s Empowerment Announces New Leadership Role to Support the Asia Pacific Business Operations
Dallas, Texas – (October, 27 2020) – Mary Kay Inc., a leading corporate advocate of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, strengthens its commitment to advancing female leadership worldwide with the appointment of Wendy Wang as Chief Commercial Officer in the Asia Pacific region at the company’s global headquarters in Addison, Texas, U.S.
“We are honored to announce the appointment of Wendy Wang to this senior leadership position,” said KK Chua, President of Mary Kay’s Asia Pacific Region. “Her passion to see women’s lives enriched throughout Asia and expertise will be invaluable as we continue our steadfast mission of enriching women’s lives in our Asia Pacific Region. Wendy is a visionary leader who possesses the strategic global business acumen and proven track record to effectively navigate today’s ever-changing beauty industry landscape. As a global beauty brand committed to empowering women, we recognize that women in leadership positions at Mary Kay are a driving force behind our company’s continued success worldwide.”
As Chief Commercial Officer, Wang will develop and drive the implementation of commercial strategies for the Asia Pacific region. She will collaborate with regional leadership to ensure alignment of overall corporate objectives and lead the regional team to support sales, marketing, business technology and operations in each Asia Pacific subsidiary. Wang joined Mary Kay China in 2002 as counsel for the Asia Pacific region in the Corporate Legal Department. In her most recent position as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Mary Kay Inc., Wang led the team of legal professionals responsible for handling all legal issues for Mary Kay’s Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America regions. In addition, she led the continued development and enhancement of Mary Kay’s global anti-corruption program and was the head of the company’s strategic risk management function.
“I am thrilled to continue supporting women and their families in the Asia Pacific region,” says Wang. “It is a great privilege to work for a company dedicated to enriching women’s lives and I am committed to making every effort to ensure a viable business opportunity for the independent beauty consultants. We are laser-focused on delivering the very best business opportunity, building upon the values Mary Kay upholds as cornerstones of our corporate culture and mission. For several decades, our company has been instrumental in overcoming conventional barriers to empower women to achieve their full potential in business as well as in personal life, and I am honored to continue delivering on this mission.”
The appointment of Wang is the latest in Mary Kay Inc.’s decades-long commitment to empowering women to serve in leadership positions around the globe. Mary Kay is a company built by women for women, and that core value is reflected in Mary Kay’s global and regional workforce gender diversity data (as of September 2020):
In the Asia Pacific region, women are also the majority at every level of leadership. In August of 2019, Katherine Weng was appointed to General Manager for Mary Kay China making 100% of Mary Kay’s General Managers in the Asia Pacific region female. Some of the regional workforce gender diversity data includes (as of September 2020):
100% of market leadership in the Asia Pacific region is female
As a global advocate of women’s empowerment and for its 57th anniversary, the company announced the launch of the Mary Kay Pink Power campaign in the Asia Pacific region. Acknowledging the challenges the pandemic has posed for the world, the campaign is a tribute to women’s empowerment and leadership within company at corporate level as well as outside with the Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Now more than ever, it is important for women to come together to encourage, empower, and lift each other to reach their greatest potential. Within the next months, the campaign will focus on the company’s iconic founder, Mary Kay Ash, featuring empowerment stories of women leaders from all backgrounds and at all phases in life under the hashtag #MKPinkPower.
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company 57 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time.
MARY KAY MANUFACTURES, DONATES HAND SANITIZER TO COMBAT COVID-19 PANDEMIC
DALLAS, TX (MARCH 26, 2020) – Mary Kay Inc. announced the company will dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer. The first products off the line will be for donation to those on the front lines addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Though we are facing extraordinary challenges during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the world is finding ways to adjust— with little or no warning,” said David Holl, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Mary Kay Inc. “Producing hand sanitizer to combat this crisis is how we can support those on the front lines.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers to prevent infections. But because of consumer demand, there’s been a great shortage in CDC-recommended hand sanitizer in homes and healthcare settings.
Mary Kay has been working over the past week to move into production by procuring raw materials, determining packaging availability on hand, preparing the manufacturing production lines and ensuring shipping.
The first batch of hand sanitizer products will be donated to the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation. Baylor Scott & White is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. It includes 52 hospitals, more than 800 patient care sites, 7,500 active physicians and over 47,000 staff.
“During this unprecedented time, our dedicated medical team continues to faithfully serve those who need us most,” said Kristi Sherrill Hoyl, Chief Policy & Community Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health. “We are humbled by Mary Kay’s generosity and innovation in producing a critical asset for our patients and staff. It’s inspiring to work with organizations within our community with a strong desire to make a difference.”
About Mary Kay
One of the original glass ceiling breakers, Mary Kay Ash founded her beauty company more than 56 years ago with three goals: develop rewarding opportunities for women, offer irresistible products, and make the world a better place. That dream has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar company with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. Mary Kay is dedicated to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing cutting-edge skin care, color cosmetics, and fragrances. Mary Kay is committed to empowering women and their families by partnering with organizations from around the world, focusing on supporting cancer research, protecting survivors from domestic abuse, beautifying our communities, and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Mary Kay Ash’s original vision continues to shine—one lipstick at a time. Learn more at MaryKay.com.
About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health promotes the health and well- being of every individual, family and community it serves. An integrated care delivery network, the system includes the Scott and White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. Through 52 hospitals and more than 1,000 access points including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care, throughout Texas, and via virtual touchpoints. If its service area were a state, it would be the eighth largest, providing care to a population larger than that of the state of Georgia. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing, Baylor Scott & White is proud to honor its century-long legacy through its commitment to improving accessibility, affordability and the customer experience for all. For more information,