Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Shelley Hudson of Palestine earned the use of a new 2014 Chevrolet Cruze recently, as a result of achievements in her business with beauty brand Mary Kay.
She picked up her new wheels – her fifth Mary Kay career car – at Bacon Autoplex in Palestine on Friday.
“One of my favorite perks of a successful Mary Kay business is never having to worry about making a car payment or driving a car that is over two years old,” Hudson told the Herald-Press Friday. “I’ve been married four years now, but having been a single mom for over 18 years, this business provided an avenue of income that gave me first a supplemental income to a teaching career, and then financial security and unlimited earning potential. I love helping women who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of other women and their families.”
Mary Kay independent sales force members are able to earn the use of a career car by meeting or exceeding sales goals set within their Mary Kay businesses. According to the Mary Kay website, the first career car was awarded in 1969, and more than 144,000 independent sales force members have qualified or re-qualified for the program since then.
Once a consultant earns a career car, they only get to keep it provided they and their team maintain a specified level of product orders in the months that follow.
To earn the use of the new career car, Hudson, who started her Mary Kay business 13 years ago, had to sign up others to sell the brand as well. She said her unit includes 75 active girls.
The career car program includes the Chevrolet Cruze in white, a Chevrolet Equinox crossover in black, a Toyota Camry in black, a BMW 320i in black and the iconic pearlized pink Cadillac – a signature color to the Mary Kay Career Car program.
In a press release from Darrell Overcash, president of Mary Kay Inc., the cars earned by the independent sales force serve as a symbol of members' hard work and success in their Mary Kay businesses.
“For 50 years, Mary Kay has continued to provide a rewarding opportunity selling irresistible products, changing lives of women around the world,” he said.