Tupperware Brands' Global Links Program: From an Iraqi Classroom to an American Boardroom

By: Dr. Amel Abed Mohammed Ali.Tupperware Global Links Program Scholar
Aug 3, 2012 4:45 PM ET

Huffington Post Article

As an Iraqi woman working in academia most of my professional career, I wasn't sure what to expect from a global corporation in America, but in the few short weeks that I've been at Tupperware Brands, I have realized just how much knowledge I can bring back home in order to improve the lives of my friends, family and students in Iraq.

For the past few months, I've been a part of the Global Links program, a first-of-its kind educational program created by Tupperware Brands with the Secretary of State's Office of Global Women's Issues and Rollins College to encourage entrepreneurship among women in post-war Iraq. As part of this program, I have studied business development, women's business ownership, and entrepreneurship through specially designed coursework at Rollins College's Crummer Graduate School of Business, and now have the privilege of participating in an externship at Tupperware Brands this summer.

I've taken the lessons and skills of entrepreneurship and leadership I learned at Rollins and applied them to my daily endeavors at Tupperware Brands. I already feel more confident and empowered than ever before -- perhaps in part because I'm surrounded by many inspirational women here, which is a distinct change from the Iraqi workplace.

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About Tupperware Brands Corporation
Tupperware Brands Corporationis a portfolio of global direct selling companies, selling innovative, premium products across multiple brands and categories through an independent sales force of 2.8 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 Armand Dupree, Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.