Mary Kay extends senior female team with Katherine Weng as General Manager for China

By Becky Bargh | Published: 23-Aug-2019

Like L'Oréal and Shiseido, the brand's China division has become one of its top international markets

Direct selling beauty company Mary Kay has appointed Katherine Weng as its General Manager for China.

Weng started her career with Mary Kay more than 20 years ago and has held various roles within the business, most recently as its Senior Commercial VP.

“Katherine’s tireless work ethic, strategic mindset and ability to forge long-term relationships has enabled Mary Kay China to reach new heights,” said the brand’s Asia Pacific Region President, KK Chua.

“She is passionate about our mission to enrich women’s lives. She understands our Independent Beauty Consultants’ needs and works hard to fulfill those needs to support their businesses.”

Weng’s appointment forms part of Mary Kay’s initiative to employ women in leadership roles throughout the business.

The brand now claims nearly 60% of its leadership and director workforce are female and more than half serve in Vice President roles.

Weng said she was “extremely honoured to serve women and their families in China.

“It has been a great privilege to work for a company that is dedicated to not only enriching women’s lives through a fantastic business opportunity and cutting edge products, but also through its philanthropic and sustainability efforts.”

The company moved its operations into China more than 20 years ago and, according to the brand, it has become one of its top international markets outside the US.

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