tupperware.jpgThe presence of Tupperware and Avon in poor nations have provided a much-needed chance for women to gain economic independence. While direct sales presents a potential career path for Americans looking for work, most of the growth for these companies is happening abroad—specifically, in emerging markets like Africa and Indonesia. 

It’s been a successful partnership on both sides, and the impact of these companies is starting to attract attention. Rick Goings, the CEO of Tupperware, recently returning from the World Economic Forum at Davos, says, “Even in Davos, they’re talking about the Tupperware effect.”

(READ more in Newsweek.com)

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