ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tupperware Brands today announces its role as a founding member of UN Women’s newly launched Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council. As part of this Council, the company will collaborate with UN Women and select leading businesses to promote, support and accelerate initiatives that strengthen women’s economic empowerment. The company has committed $500,000 to support UN Women’s work around the world and plans to amplify this commitment by launching cause marketing programs in key markets like India and Brazil. In addition, Tupperware Brands hopes to leverage its nearly 3 million global salesforce to advance UN Women and the company’s mutual commitment to women’s economic empowerment worldwide.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rick Goings participated in the official launch of the Council at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, stating that, “UN Women’s commitment to economic empowerment is perfectly aligned with Tupperware Brands’ unique business model – we provide women with entrepreneurial training, mentorship and support to breakthrough barriers in their way. Our model proves that unlocking women's potential is good for communities and business.”
Goings went on to say, “we look forward to collaborating with UN Women to use our global sales force to strengthen our impact through innovative business solutions and help to economically empower millions of women around the world.”
Led by UN Women’s Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the invitation-only Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council will focus on accelerating women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women and help to close the funding gap for UN Women. The Council will also aim to expand economic opportunities for women by enhancing their access to skill building, education and financial literacy.
Tupperware Brands’ commitment includes three key components:
- Financial Investment: Tupperware Brands made a $500,000 contribution to UN Women’s initiatives around the world, which are dedicated exclusively to the economic and political empowerment of women worldwide.
- Human Capital Contribution: UN Women will have the opportunity to galvanize Tupperware Brands’ mostly female global salesforce on the ground in markets across the globe to increase the impact of programs where it is needed most.
- Cause-Marketing: The company plans to name UN Women as a partner in its cause marketing efforts in key regions like India and Brazil, to not only raise awareness about what UN Women stands for but also highlight the work being done in those regions.
Tupperware Brands’ secret to success is not only its replicable business model but the company’s focus on relationships. It provides mentorship and tools that empower women to transform their lives and their families’ lives. Tupperware Brands calls its broader commitment Chain of Confidence, which is its global mission to help women remove the barriers that prevent them from going after their dreams. This commitment fuels the company’s participation on the Council where it hopes to multiply its impact. Partnerships like this allow the company to contribute to women’s economic empowerment and foster entrepreneurial opportunities at home and abroad.
The Council will meet twice a year to review progress and provide strategic input to guide advocacy and resource mobilization efforts. Other founding members, listed in alphabetical order, include:
- Mr. Jean-Paul Agon: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, L’Oreal
- Mr. Dominic Barton: Chief Executive Officer, McKinsey & Company
- Mr. Lloyd C. Blankfein: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
- Ms. Maureen Chiquet: Global Chief Executive Officer, Chanel
- Mr. Mark Cutifani: Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American
- Mr. Christopher Graves: Global Chief Executive Officer, Ogilvy PR
- Ms. Sally Kennedy: Chief Executive Officer, Publicis Dallas
- Mr. Muthar Kent: Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Company
- Mr. Paul Polman: Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
About Tupperware Brands Corporation
Tupperware Brands Corporation is a portfolio of global direct selling companies, selling innovative, premium products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force of 2.7 million. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products for consumers through the Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.