Detroit, Michigan native Gloria Mayfield Banks has become the first African American Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director at Mary Kay. She now holds the number one position within the companys independent sales force in the United States.
“What it means to me to be the first African American to achieve the number one position within Mary Kay’s independent sales force is hope and possibilities,” said Banks. “Whenever someone you know or someone that looks like you achieves something that no one else has done, it just opens up a possibility.
Banks launched her Mary Kay business in 1988 and has been breaking records both here and abroad ever since.
“Gloria has been instrumental in helping our company grow by enriching women’s lives in the United States and throughout the world,” said Darrell Overcash, President of Mary Kay U.S. “Her leadership, dedication and passion for Mary Kay has influenced and encouraged countless number of women.”
A resident of Maryland, Banks was honored for her accomplishments at the companys annual seminar in Dallas last week.
Banks holds an undergraduate degree form Howard University, a masters degree from Harvard Business School, and an honorary doctorate from University of Maryland Eastern Shore.