Some people think the most powerful folks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. are the ones with the impressive titles, fancy offices and a vote in Congress. Not so! The most powerful folks in Washington are actually the Congressional staff members and interns. They’re the ones who decide what information to share and when with the members of Congress. It’s the staff that provides the advice, counsel and information that determines how an elected official will vote.
One of the greatest privileges in my professional career has been serving as a member of The Mary Kay Foundation℠ board of directors. You see, every day there is a woman, man or child in the United States benefitting from Mary Kay and The Mary Kay Foundation℠'s work and commitment to end domestic violence.
Most people focus on Spring Cleaning so it’s my hope that you missed a few items in the back of your closet. At Mary Kay, we’re gearing up for Suits for Shelters! Now in its seventh year, this program has provided more than 14,000 articles of clothing to women’s organizations to help survivors of abuse secure long-term employment.
Global Beauty Company One of 12 Winners Recognized by U.S. Department of Justice During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
DALLAS, April 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Department of Justice honored Mary Kay Inc. for its long-term commitment to preventing and ending domestic violence during the National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Beauty Company’s “One in Four” Video Shines Light on Domestic Violence Prevention
DALLAS, April 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The votes are in and Mary Kay Inc. earned first place at the 7th annual Boston College Corporate Citizenship Film Festival. The company’s "One in Four" domestic violence prevention video secured a spot as a top 10 finalist before a panel of industry experts chose it as one of two first place winning videos. The results were announced at the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Conference held April 19-21 in Austin, Texas.
When I was younger, I never thought I would know anyone affected by domestic violence. As I got older, I found that wasn't true. As the years have gone by, I can think of three women specifically who endured abuse. And those are just the ones I know about.
The statistics say one in four women in the United States will experience abuse in her lifetime.
Are you that one? Or is it someone you know? Maybe both.
I remember distinctly the moment that I finally got it. That I understood. The moment I realized that violence against women was more than just an issue Mary Kay had taken on as a priority philanthropic cause nearly twenty years ago. That it was my issue, my problem. That it was a man's issue. All of a sudden, for me it was finally personal.
When I woke up on the day of the shoot, I was so excited to go on set for the big video. I was imagining the movie magic and the "lights, camera, ACTION." Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. A typical living room was transformed into what looked like a movie set and the camera guys were mumbling technical jargon that would have stumped Spielberg himself. I was amazed! Well, cue the models right? Let's show off that new product! Not for this video. The woman in front of the cameras was definitely as gorgeous as any model, but that day we were in her living room for another reason.