DALLAS, TX (November 8 2018)  As one of the world’s leading corporate champions of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, Mary Kay Inc. continues its mission of enriching women’s lives as a supporter of The Texas Conference for Women.  The conference provides motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year.  The 19th annual Texas Conference for Women will be held November 9, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin. 

The highly-sought-after conference brings together approximately 7,500 attendees from across the state of Texas.  The 2018 event marks the third time Mary Kay has participated as one of the sponsors of the conference following sponsorships in 2015 and 2016.  The non-profit, non-partisan event features inspirational keynote speakers, skill-building breakout sessions and networking opportunities. 

“Our company was built by a woman, for women and our partnership with The Texas Conference for Women is the perfect platform to continue our mission of enriching women’s lives,” said Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Inc.  “In 1963, Mary Kay Ash founded our company in Dallas to create more opportunities for women.  For 55 years now, we have empowered millions of women around the world and Mary Kay is proud to help support and inspire women from across our home state of Texas during this encouraging and relevant conference.” 

Mary Kay Inc. will sponsor the Affinity Networking Breakfast and provide three mini-sessions for conference attendees.  In partnership with The National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect, the mini-sessions will include information on Mary Kay’s Don't Look Away campaign which works to educate the public on recognizing the signs of an abusive relationship, how to take action and to raise awareness of support services.  An element of the campaign is Mary Kay’s lead sponsorship of the loveisrespect text for help service – the nation’s first and only dating abuse text message hotline.  By simply sending the text “loveis” to 22522, young people are instantly connected via text with resources and support. 

“Mary Kay has been a steadfast and committed leader in working to end dating abuse in communities nationwide and our continued partnership allows us to reach thousands of women at The Texas Conference for Women, specifically during the young women’s program,” said Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of The National Domestic Violence Hotline and a speaker at The Texas Conference for Women.  “We believe the opportunity to connect with women face-to-face during the conference will make a lasting impact and provide critical information on the importance of healthy dating and relationships.” 

Mary Kay Inc. and The Mary Kay Foundation℠ have long been committed to ending domestic violence and have provided more than $50 million to domestic violence initiatives.  Following The Texas Conference for Women, Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Inc., will speak at a branded online tele-class available on The Texas Conference for Women website within the upcoming year.  For more information, please visit https://www.txconferenceforwomen.org/teleclasses/

About Mary Kay

At Mary Kay, success lies in our dedication to irresistible products, a rewarding opportunity and positive community impact. For 55 years, Mary Kay has inspired women to achieve their entrepreneurial goals in nearly 40 countries.  As a multibillion-dollar company, we offer the latest in cutting-edge skin care, bold color cosmetics and fragrances.  Discover more reasons to love Mary Kay at marykay.com.