Gloria Mayfield-Banks

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author

Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks is a motivational success strategist who has consistently beaten the odds to
achieve phenomenal success in her life and business. A native of Detroit, Gloria Mayfield Banks began her professional career as a sales representative for IBM, later joining Stratus Technologies as a manufacturing marketing manager. A graduate of Howard University and Harvard Business School, she went on to become assistant director for admissions at HBS, where she traveled nationally and internationally to recruit students. Faced with a difficult divorce, Banks began selling Mary Kay products to supplement her income. Within a year she set the company sales record; within a few more years, her business had grown to over $24 million in retail sales with a sales group of over 6,000 consultants. Her record-breaking ascent to Elite Executive National Sales Director, the highest sales position, was faster than anyone in the company’s 50-year history. Gloria is one of only three women who currently hold this position in the entire United States.

Banks has shared her secrets of success with national media audiences, appearing on CNN with Soledad
O’Brien, ABC-TV, and CNBC with Donny Deutsch on The Big Idea. She has also appeared in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour, Working Woman, and PINK. She is the co-founder of Charisma Factor, a motivational speaking and coaching company with an international impact. Considered an expert in the fields of motivation, self-esteem, and sales training, Gloria has trained internationally in China, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Germany, South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, Kazakhstan, and Brazil.

Gloria’s enthusiasm is contagious and her message is strong. “Success is a choice that once committed to
can be achieved!” A dynamic storyteller, Gloria presents her ideas and thoughts in a conversational style and uses creative humor to impact her audience. She has demonstrated by her own example, that through determination and hard work, any goal can be achieved.

Gloria Mayfield Banks is married to Kenneth R. Banks, President and CEO of Banks Contracting. The Banks family includes four adult children. They reside in Baltimore, Maryland.