Her Legacy of Leadership

Dynamic speaker, inspiring motivator, visionary entrepreneur – these qualities helped make
Mary Kay Ash a powerful leader in business and in her community. Throughout her life, she was recognized for her achievements with awards and honors. Here are a few. To see a full list, visit
Her Awards.

  Mary Kay on the Biography Channel produced by A&E Television Networks, 2007
Named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Leaders of the Last 25 Years by PBS and the Wharton School of Business in 2004
Greatest Female Entrepreneur in American History by Baylor University, 2003
Dallas Business Hall of Fame Laureate in recognition of her lifetime achievements as well as demonstrating inspiring business and community leadership, industry vision and service as a business and civic role model in the community, 2002
National Conference on Medical Care and Domestic Violence Community Service Award, now known as the Mary Kay Ash Award, 2002
  Legal Services of North Texas "Equal Justice" Award for her work to positively impact women's lives, 2001
"Most Outstanding Woman in Business in the 20th Century" by Lifetime Television, 1999
"Texas Woman of the Century" by the Texas Women's Chamber of Commerce, 1999
"Business Leader of the '90s" Award by the Association of Women Business Owners, 1990
  One of "America's 25 Most Influential Women," The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1985
Horatio Alger "Distinguished American Citizen" Award, 1978
Guest appearances on national television shows, including: 60 Minutes; Good Morning, America; 700 Club; The Hour of Power; The Oprah Winfrey Show; Late Night With David Letterman; Phil Donahue; and Today

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