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Investing in Women to Improve the World the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge

Mary Kay supports the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a first-of-its-kind competition to honor innovative women leaders from around the world.

For nearly 60 years, Mary Kay Inc. has empowered women while changing the world of business. As a leading advocate of women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, we are proud to be a global innovation partner for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge, a global competition for social entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.

From issues like criminal justice to economic inequalities and gender-based violence, the program recognizes the critical role women are playing in ground-breaking work. The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge aims to invest in the most inspiring and transformational women entrepreneurs and ignite an awareness of the valuable contribution female entrepreneurs make to the world’s greatest challenges. Sheryl Adkins-Green, Mary Kay Inc.’s Chief Marketing Officer, brings her expertise to the program as a committee member.

In partnership with Vital Voices, a network of 18,000 change makers across 182 countries, the WE Empower Awardees exemplify what it means to use one’s power, position and platform to empower others and drive new and innovative change – much like our founder, Mary Kay Ash, who blazed a path to enrich women’s lives.

Through this partnership and many others, Mary Kay is not only empowering women but also continuing to honor those who are blazing trails and making the world a better place for each and every one of us!

WE Empower UN SDG Challenge
Mary Kay is a global innovation partner for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge.