Marie Pompilus is serving our NAWBO Central & Northern NJ chapter this year as Membership VP. She joined NAWBO in November 2018.
Marie has been with Mary Kay Cosmetics since 2006 and continues to actively build her business with the goal of enriching women’s lives. When asked what she loves about it, Marie says that, “I help bring out the best in women, teaching them how to take care of their skin. I also love showing them how to apply makeup—for every day and special occasions like weddings and proms.”
Marie was drawn to Mary Kay Cosmetics not only for the product quality and business potential but also for the company’s values and philosophies. Among them are recognizing the importance of building a balanced life, in alignment with founder Mary Kay Ash’s personal priorities of faith first, family second and career third.
Of her work with Mary Kay, Marie says, “I like meeting new people and seeing the smile on someone’s face after a pampering session with me. The transformation of that person’s appearance, physically and mentally, always leaves me with a sense of satisfaction. I am also drawn to the sisterhood, the friendship, the mentoring, and my personal growth. I am an introvert, and Mary Kay has helped me tremendously in this area.”
The change in others that her pampering sessions generate bring her tremendous personal reward. “The radiant smile that comes from someone who’s being appreciated by another woman—that just takes my breath away.” The personal connections she’s made are also deeply rewarding. “I always say that in this business, a stranger becomes a friend and that friend becomes family.”
Although most of her clientele are women, Marie also works with men. In addition to the makeup and skincare sessions she provides, Marie sells gift items that are perfect for employee, teacher, or customer appreciation gifts as well as for personal gift giving.
Marie, who has an MBA degree, has worked for many years in information technology and continues in that field. When she’s not helping people look their best or solving an IT issue, Marie devotes her time to her church community and her two grandsons.