Photo above: The Sewall-Belmont House sits opposite the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Library of Congress)
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, D.C., recently honored Tupperware Brands CEO Rick Goings and his wife, Susan, for their ongoing efforts on behalf of women worldwide.
The couple accepted the second annual Voice for Women Award during the museum’s Alice Award Luncheon, which pays homage to National Woman’s Party Founder Alice Paul. The historic party, a leader in the campaign for equal rights and women’s suffrage, owns and maintains the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill.
Along with the Goings, the museum lauded Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland with its Alice Award. Both awards recognize individuals who have broken down barriers and advanced women’s progress toward equality.
Tupperware empowers women through its business opportunity and its global Chain of Confidence initiative, which Susan Goings represents as Global Ambassador. The Chain of Confidence is Tupperware’s commitment to equip women with the opportunity and support they need to thrive economically and socially.
The kitchenware company shares the vision of U.N. Women, which recently welcomed Tupperware’s CEO as a founding member of its Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council. After receiving the Voice for Women Award, Rick Goings wrote a Huffington Post piece calling for businesses and governments to unlock their economic potential by training, educating and hiring women.