DALLAS, TX (March 5, 2019) – Mary Kay Inc. announced today that two Mary Kay executives, Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer, and Julia Simon, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, were named to BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 2019 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America List.
“I am proud to be included in BLACK ENTERPRISE’s list of most powerful women in corporate America,” said Adkins-Green. “To be considered among the most transformative business leaders of color is an honor. Serving in a leadership role on the Mary Kay Inc. executive team provides me with opportunity to mentor and inspire women of all backgrounds to achieve their fullest potential.”
Adkins-Green joined Mary Kay Inc. in January 2009 and was named Chief Marketing Officer in July 2011. She’s been instrumental in developing and implementing the product portfolio strategy that is generating a sustainable stream of innovative skin care, color and fragrance products that are strengthening Mary Kay’s competitive position globally. Adkins-Green has received numerous awards from BLACK ENTERPRISE in the past, including 2017’s Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and 2016 Top Women in Advertising and Marketing.
“It’s a true honor to be listed among so many powerful, intelligent and accomplished women of color,” said Simon. “I strongly believe it’s the role of my team to clear the path so that millions of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants around the globe have an opportunity to pursue success in their businesses. I want to thank all of my colleagues, both at Mary Kay and throughout the industry, who have supported, collaborated and guided me in my career.”
Simon joined the Mary Kay Legal Department in 2000. Her team protects the company’s reputation and operations in nearly 40 markets around the globe. In addition to her role as Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Simon is also the Corporate Secretary and Chief Privacy Officer.
To identify the Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, BLACK ENTERPRISE’s editorial and research teams conducted in-depth research; scoured their Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, Leading Women in Marketing and Advertising, 75 Most Powerful Women in Business, The B.E. Corporate Directors Registry, and be 100s listings; consulted associations; and reviewed a great number of bios and résumés. The Women of Power Summit is the nation’s largest executive leadership conference specifically for women of color.