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DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Oct 5, 2022–

As a decades-long leader in women’s empowerment and innovative science, Mary Kay celebrates young women taking charge of their future through leadership, innovation, and determination to excel in STEAM fields. Women make up only 28% of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [1] By continuing to support young women in STEAM areas, they continue Mary Kay’s mission of improving the lives of women everywhere.

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Mary Kay is committed to inspiring young women who are huge contributors to STEAM fields to pursue their dream. (Photo: Mary Kay Inc.)

“More young women accessing STEAM education leads to an increase in the number of women embracing careers in those fields. This, in turn, provides access to more equal opportunities for women, narrows the gender pay gap, strengthens economies and eliminates prejudice in science and related fields,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Innovation Officer, Product and Science for Mary Kay Inc. “Every day, women around the world are solving some of the most complex problems through innovation and science – but more needs to be done to recognize their contributions, give them a voice and increase their representation in STEAM areas. “

Mary Kay’s Young Women in STEAM Grants and Social Campaign focuses on young women from around the world who make outstanding contributions to the field of STEAM. Ivanna Hernandez, aspiring astronomer and space enthusiast from Colombia, received the Young Women in STEAM scholarships and received a second continuing education scholarship to fulfill her dream of becoming the first Latin American female astronaut to go to Mars.

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In honor of World Space Week, Mary Kay created a video highlighting the importance of STEAM education opportunities to help young women reach for the stars – young women like Ivanna.

“Young women in Colombia have very little access to STEAM education, especially in aerospace. By promoting the program and pursuing my passion for space, I hope to bring more opportunities to young women in Colombia interested in higher education and careers in STEAM fields,” said Ivanna Hernandez. “The best solutions are achieved when you have a diverse team that is able to spot all the flaws that a problem or design poses. Because women have different social backgrounds and specific needs, our contribution fills gaps that have been overlooked and filled for years.”

Mary Kay is proud to continue its commitment to providing educational opportunities for young women around the world by investing in their future and watching them grow in their STEAM business.

About Mary Kay

Mary Kay Ash, one of the original glass ceiling breakers, founded her dream beauty company in 1963 with one goal: to enrich the lives of women. That dream has grown into a multi-billion dollar company with millions of independent sales associates in nearly 40 countries. As an entrepreneurial development company, Mary Kay is committed to empowering women on their journey through education, mentorship, advocacy, networking and innovation. Mary Kay is committed to investing in the science behind beauty and manufacturing advanced skin care, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay believes in enriching today’s lives for a sustainable future, partnering with organizations around the world who focus on promoting business excellence, supporting cancer research, advancing gender equality, protecting survivors against domestic violence, beautifying our communities and encouraging children to follow their dreams. Learn more at marykayglobal.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.

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sources

National cooperation project for girls (2022). The State of Girls and Women in Stem.https://ngcproject.org/resources/state-girls-and-women-stem

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CONTACT: Mary Kay Inc. Corporate communication

marykay.com/newsroom

972.687.5332 ormedia@mkcorp.com

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