Gloria Mayfield Banks Biography
Gloria Mayfield Banks is the Oprah Winfrey of motivational speaking. She is an international speaker, best-selling author, co-founder of Charisma Factor, Inc., and the third elite national sales director with Mary Kay Inc. Just like the world’s richest woman, many people doubted if Gloria would become as big as she dreamt. By the time she was reaching her 40s, she was flying in private Jets like taking a taxi. She had disappointed naysayers and achieved her dreams. Now, she wants other women to learn from her and sour higher than her. She hosts the podcast Banking on the Banks while still keeping her full-time job as a CEO and speaker.
Personal Details, Age and Husband
Gloria Mayfield Banks was born on 8th September 1956 in Detroit. She is the third-born child in a family of four girls born to two educators. Gloria was born with dyslexia, a disorder that involves difficulty in identifying speech sounds and understanding how letters relate to each other.
Gloria Mayfield Banks saw the condition as a stepping stone to make her dreams big. Right now as an adult, she has proved to the world that anyone can become whatever they want. Her dreams, however, were not without challenge as she was a victim of a toxic marriage that ended in divorce after having two children.
Gloria took a while to heal until she met Ken Banks, who was also a divorcee and had no plans of getting married again. They dated for 5 years and later agreed to get married in their 6th year of dating. Ken is an entrepreneur and health and fitness expert despite being in his 70s.
Education and Career
Being raised in the ’60s and ’70s, she picked education as the route to success. Gloria joined Howard University and later pursued a master’s degree at Havard University. After graduating, she got several job opportunities as a sales representative at Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Polaroid.
Her breakthrough moment came when she was introduced to Mary Kay Cosmetics. She applied to work at the institution to complement her income after she had gone through a divorce. Gloria began working for Mary Kay Inc. part-time while serving full-time at Havard Business School Admissions as an Assistant Director.
Two years into Mary Kay’s business, she decided to go full-time after seeing an opportunity with the organization. Many did not believe she was leaving an administrative job to sell lipsticks and cosmetics. After 1 and a half years of working, Gloria had set new company sales records. Later she expanded the business retail sales to more than $24 million and added 6000 beauty consultants. Gloria had broken a record held for 50 years by the company. Her expertise in sales earned her a position among the only 4 women in American History and the first black woman to hold the Mary Kay Elite Executive National Sales Director.
Gloria Mayfield Banks as an International Influencer
Now her influence has gone beyond her position at Mary Kay. She made herself a brand and an international speaker, with invites from all over the world. In 1997, she helped find the Charisma Factor Inc, an organization that creates events, assembles teams of professionals, and creates a platform for women to come together and share their ideas about leveling up in their personal and careers. Charisma Factor major interests are in planning meetings, business consultation, quality products, and public speaking.
Gloria Banks is a frequent guest of honor at big events like the Miss Black USA, Mary Kay Seminars, 10x Ladies, and the Unbreakable Challenge where she shared the stage with other powerful speakers like Grant Cardone, T.D Jakes, and Stormy Wellington. She also played an influential role in upcoming speakers like Jessie Lee Ward, who succumbed to cancer, and Shanda Sumpter, an Iron Lady.
The success of Gloria Mayfield Banks has earned her features in major publications like Black Enterprise, Fortune, and Glamour. Recently, she has been taking a more personal level to reach many people. Together with her husband, they started the Banking on the Banks podcast where they open up about their successful marriage, entrepreneurial tips, and powerful life principles.
Gloria Mayfield Banks Personal Details
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Entrepreneur and international speaker
Height: 5 feet and 5 inches
Net Worth: approx $100 million