MAC and the Indy airport partner with Dress for Success to empower women

MAC Cosmetics celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this week with a special event in association with Dress for Success Indianapolis by giving a small group of local women makeovers and professional headshot photos to enhance their presence for career success.

MAC Cosmetics is one of 15 new store concepts that have opened at the Indy airport as a part of the Concessions Refresh pro-gram. MAC is known for promoting personal self-expression and female empowerment – which aligns with the Indy airport’s own commitment to its internal hiring and promotional practices and support of women-owned businesses, says the airport in a statement.

“MAC Cosmetics is a welcome addition to the mix of national and local brands that reflect the diverse range of retail and food-and-beverage concepts at IND,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “MAC’s business model is based on celebrating diversity and individuality, and that philosophy aligns exactly with IND’s business practices.”

Rodriguez also applauded Dress for Success of Indianapolis for joining the event and providing makeovers that further encourages individuality and diversity by providing the women with the confidence needed to be successful. Dress for Success Indianapolis strives to remove women from poverty by providing them with the confidence, knowledge and professional attire needed to be financially independent and thrive in the workplace.

The organization has positively touched the lives of 17,000 women in Indiana.

The MAC Cosmetics boutique is located post-security in Concourse B. MAC is operated by Paradies Lagardère, which operates several other retail stores through-out the Indy airport.

“MAC Cosmetics is an iconic and dynamic brand, well-loved by many for their creativity and innovation, and respected for their commitment to diversity, inclusion and philanthropy. We’re not only pleased to open our first MAC store at the Indianapolis International Airport, but to partner with and support Dress for Success Indianapolis to celebrate the new store. This event, which gives back to the community, is not only a MAC Cosmetics core value, but ours as well,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère.