Mary Kay Inc. Advances Women’s Leadership in Conservation Through Virtual Learning Exchange

Dallas, USA:

Mary Kay Inc., a global advocate for corporate sustainability and women’s empowerment, recently participated in a virtual learning exchange hosted by the Coral Triangle Center (CTC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Regional Security Secretariat (CTI-CFF).


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Mary Kay Inc. has worked to elevate women’s leadership in marine conservation and shine a light on the innovations and actions taken by women leaders in the Coral Triangle to protect marine biodiversity. (Graphic: Mary Kay Inc.)

The event, “Women Leaders Protecting the Coral Triangle’s Threatened Biodiversity and Endangered Species”, highlighted the innovations and actions taken by women leaders in the Coral Triangle to protect marine biodiversity, as well as successful initiatives led by women in the sustainable management of marine resources and the protection of the oceans. . These initiatives focus on biodiversity protection, climate action and marine protected area management linked to the global goal of protecting 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.


The Coral Triangle is home to some of the most diverse and beautiful coral reefs in the world and provides habitat for over 250 species of fish. However, many marine animals and ecosystems in the Coral Triangle are threatened by human activities.


Mary Kay joined panelists from CTC, CTI-CFF, TNC as well as WWF Malaysia, Conservation International and University of the Philippines Diliman to share inspiring stories about the sustainable protection of sea turtles, dugongs, sharks and fishing.


Many Mary Kay-supported projects achieve conservation success, gender equality and community economic empowerment. In the Coral Triangle, Mary Kay continued to partner with TNC and Women of Papua New Guinea and Mangoro Market Meri, a group that markets sustainable mangrove products, such as shellfish and mud crabs. , while protecting mangroves from being harvested for their timber. This community is being trained in leadership, financial literacy, and business management to generate much-needed income and employment opportunities, while benefiting the mangrove ecosystem.


Mary Kay also supported TNC’s work with KAWAKI in the Solomon Islands to protect sea turtles and conduct conservation education and community health programs in the Arnavon Community Marine Park, which included training on gender with 30 park rangers, KAWAKI members and other community actors. understand and challenge gender norms that may inhibit women’s participation in the park. Their conservation education and remediation programs have reached 2,000 people in schools and local communities.


To learn more about Mary Kay’s commitment to sustainability, visit and download Mary Kay’s Global Sustainability Strategy: Enriching Lives Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.


About Mary Kay Inc.


One of the first to shatter the glass ceiling, Mary Kay Ash founded the beauty company of her dreams in 1963 with one goal: to enrich the lives of women. That dream has turned into a multi-billion dollar business with millions of independent sales force members in nearly 40 countries. As an entrepreneurship 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 cutting-edge skincare, color cosmetics, nutritional supplements and fragrances. Mary Kay believes in enriching lives today for a sustainable future, partnering with organizations around the world focused on promoting business excellence, supporting cancer research, promoting equality, protecting survivors of domestic violence, beautifying our communities and encouraging children to achieve their dreams. . Learn more at, find us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter.



Mara R. Wilmoth