Photo above: Tupperware Chairman and CEO Rick Goings (pictured second from right) poses with fellow members of the U.N. Women’s Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council at U.N. headquarters in New York City.
Tupperware Brands recently announced its participation in U.N. Women’s new Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council. As a founding member of the Council, the kitchenware company has committed financial, human capital and cause-marketing support to further economic and political empowerment for women around the world.
The mission of U.N. Women is supported by the opportunity Tupperware provides to women through its direct selling model, says Tupperware Chairman and CEO Rick Goings.
“U.N. Women’s commitment to economic empowerment is perfectly aligned with Tupperware Brands’ unique business model,” Goings said during the Council’s launch last week at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. “We provide women with entrepreneurial training, mentorship and support to break through barriers in their way.”
Tupperware has taken that philosophy and created its Chain of Confidence program, a global mission to empower women, enable their financial independence, and change their lives through opportunity, support and relationships.
As a part of the Council, Tupperware has made a $500,000 contribution to U.N. Women’s initiatives and plans to partner with the organization through cause-marketing efforts in key regions. The partnership will also extend to Tupperware’s salesforce, which will have the opportunity to impact U.N. Women programs worldwide.
Other founding members of the Council include Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oreal; Dominic Barton, CEO of McKinsey & Company; and Muthar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.