Brownie Wise is a name that you probably have never heard before.
But you do know her.
Brownie Wise was the force behind Tupperware. She was the one that got the party plan of selling really off the ground and running. She was the one that motivated huge numbers of other women to go out and work.
Her rise to the top is an incredible story of perseverance, strength and a belief in herself like no other. Starting out as a poor single parent the book takes us through her journey to not only being one of the top ranking executives for Tupperware but a beloved individual throughout the country in the 1950s. This of course was during a period of time when the majority of women did not work outside the home much less be the moving force of a large company. She was written about in all the major business publications and was in fact the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week.
Yes, Brownie Wise was a woman well ahead of her time; a force to be reckoned with, and a true motivator. There were a few bumps along the way, of course, but nothing prepared her for that last final bump in the road. Not only was she dismissed from her job, but all records of her ever being there were wiped clean.
This is an interesting biography of a great female role model but is also a great business book. A must read for anyone interested in women’s history but also business.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.