Gloria Mayfield Banks on Career Success

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Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks on Her Purpose, Her Mission and Being Named #1 in Mary Kay Cosmetics History 
by VERGE Staff | Career | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks is an internationally renowned motivational success strategist and sales trainer who is living out her purpose and mission to “teach ordinary people how to live extraordinary lives.” Not only has she has built a multimillion-dollar enterprise, as an author and a founding partner of Charisma Factor, Inc. (a corporate event planning company), but Dr. Mayfield Banks has also achieved another breakthrough accomplishment by making history in the beauty and direct sales industry being named #1 in Mary Kay Cosmetics. 

"This moment speaks to me deeply. After 28 years, it is rewarding to know that I am still becoming a better version of myself." 

-Dr.  Gloria  Mayfield  Banks

Achieving this milestone makes Gloria the first African American woman in the company’s 53-year history to hold this title. Since joining Mary Kay in 1988, Gloria has been a consistent record-breaker making monumental moves as a direct-selling multi-millionaire with over 11 million dollars in earnings to date. 

Beyond her beauty enterprise, Gloria has used her platform to influence women and men alike on a global scale as a renowned keynote speaker, leadership strategist, lifestyle expert and published author by teaching others how to create extraordinary lives. Gloria empowers people with master success tools she has personally used to persistently beat the odds and overcome challenges in her own life. Gloria defied dyslexia to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Howard University, an MBA from Harvard University, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and now ascends to the top position in Mary Kay, Inc. as an Independent Elite Executive National Sales Director where she leads an international team of over 6,000 consultants including six offspring National Sales Directors. 

“This moment speaks to me deeply. After 28 years, it is rewarding to know that I am still becoming a better version of myself. One of my life’s missions is to motivate people to be better, live better and do better. Having said that- it is important for me to also demonstrate ‘better’ in my life. I began this journey with a goal that was personal to me: simply, to make extra income. As a woman of influence, Mary Kay became an avenue for destiny that gave me a platform of purpose. I am humbled to be used every day to help people take ordinary and create extraordinary. I am thrilled for my area, my leaders and the company as a whole. This is a win for all,” says Gloria. 

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