Mary Kay Inc. announced that it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019.
Mary Kay is ranked number 150 of the 500 companies on the list.
“What sets Mary Kay apart is its enthusiastic adherence to the principles on which Mary Kay Ash, our founder, formed the company,” said Melinda Sellers, chief people officer. “She believed that everyone wore an invisible sign around their neck that read ‘make me feel important.’ We think she was right and use that philosophy in all of our diversity efforts.”
The top 500 of America’s Best Employers for Diversity were chosen based on an independent survey from a representative sample of 50,000 employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. For the majority of the company’s score, respondents were asked open-ended questions on a series of statements surrounding the topics of age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ+ and general diversity concerning their own employer. The rankings were aggregated using four criteria: Direct Recommendations, Indirect Recommendations, Diversity Among Top Executives/Board Members and Diversity KPIs.
“We’re proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” added Sellers. “At Mary Kay, we know our commitment to diversity makes us stronger.”