Special to The Daily News
LAKEVIEW — In honor of her business achievements, Shelly Smith of Lakeview has earned the use of the exclusive Mary Kay pink Cadillac, an iconic symbol of success and, the most coveted incentive awarded by Mary Kay.
The new Cadillac comes in pearlized pink – a color unique to the Mary Kay Career Car Program.
In keeping with Mary Kay’s preeminence as a leader in providing women with an unparalleled opportunity and desirable business incentives, Mary Kay Inc. continues to upgrade the options available to star performers in the independent sales force. Smith has chosen the Cadillac SRX.
“It is an absolute honor to represent the consultants in our unit with this ‘trophy on wheels,’” Smith said about her new car. “It is a total team effort and I am so blessed to be a part of such a great company that rewards hard work.”
Mary Kay independent sales directors who earn the use of a pink Cadillac can choose from the CTS and SRX models. Mary Kay career car qualifiers also have the option of selecting cash compensation in lieu of the car.
More than 7,300 Mary Kay independent sales force members have qualified for career cars, with more than 1,400 of those being pink Cadillacs. Since the program’s inception in 1969, more than 120,000 independent sales force members have either qualified or re-qualified to earn the use of a Mary Kay career car.
“My family is the reason why I started working my business. For us, the flexibility and the income (plus bonuses like the car program) are perfect for the work from home mom,” Smith said.
“The Career Car Program provides the independent sales force the opportunity to earn the use of a visible symbol of success,” said Darrell Overcash, president of Mary Kay Inc. U.S. “Each car in this exciting incentive program reflects the hard work, determination and professionalism of the independent sales force. The coveted pink Cadillac is the ultimate, most recognizable symbol of achievement.”
Smith began her Mary Kay business as an independent beauty consultant in 2003 and as a direct result of her accomplishments, became an independent sales director in 2007.
As an independent sales director, Smith chooses to provide education, leadership and motivation to other Mary Kay independent beauty consultants and offers her customers high-quality Mary Kay products.
Smith received her new Cadillac, her fourth Mary Kay career car, at Tinney Automotive in Greenville.