As former Chief Executive Officer of Pola Cosmetics Marcia Griffin was believed to be the only Caucasian woman in the world to head up a Japanese company. POLA Cosmetics is a $3 billion company that manufactures and distributes over 1000 skincare and cosmetic products. Starting out in 1982 as POLA Cosmetics only sales consultant in Australia, Marcia Griffin built the business into a multi million dollar operation with a sales force of 4000 sales consultants across Australia and New Zealand.
In May 1995 Marcia won the Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year Award and in November 1995 was a keynote speaker in Chicago at the Arthur Andersen 1995 Enterprise Best Business Practices Symposium. Her book "High Heeled Success" was a best seller.