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Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Honors Tupperware Brands’ Rick and Susan Goings with the Voice for Women Award

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(NYSE:TUP) The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum bestowed Tupperware Brands Corporation’s CEO Rick Goings and his wife, Susan, with the second annual Voice for Women award for their exemplary commitment to women’s economic empowerment yesterday. The couple received the award at the prestigious Alice Award Luncheon hosted by the museum.

Elinor Steele, VP Global Communications and Women's Initiatives at Tupperware Brands, presenting the

Elinor Steele, VP Global Communications and Women’s Initiatives at Tupperware Brands, presenting the Voice for Women Award to Tupperware Brands Chairman and CEO Rick Goings and his wife Susan Porcaro Goings. Photo credit: Katarina Price Photography.

“Tupperware’s mission is to empower women across the world to pursue their entrepreneurial and personal goals,” said Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporation. “Susan and I have taken this message to heart and are staunch advocates for women’s empowerment. At Tupperware Brands we’ve seen how confident and educated women reshape their communities, and we’re dedicated to helping more women achieve their dreams. We’re honored to receive the award and it only spurs our passion for the cause.”

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum honored Sen. Barbara Mikulski with the Alice Award, who was presented the award by 2013 honoree, Sen. Susan Collins. Both awards pay tribute to trailblazers who have made an outstanding contribution in breaking barriers and setting new precedents for women.

“The Voice for Women Award recognizes those who consistently speak out about empowering women, and on issues that are important to women-Rick and Susan Goings embody the spirit of this award in everything they do, and we are honored to present them with the Voice for Women award,” said Page Harrington, Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum.

“We’re firm believers that women are the best agents for economic change and prosperity. We advocate for initiatives that empower women as we believe it will benefit the future of our world. Institutions like the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum drive this change and I’m thrilled to receive the award with Rick,” said Susan Porcaro Goings, Global Ambassador for Tupperware Brands’ Chain of Confidence initiative. Chain of Confidence is Tupperware Brands’ global mission to empower women, enable their financial independence and change their lives through opportunity, support and relationships.

The luncheon is a fundraising program for the museum to support its mission – celebrating women’s progress toward equality. The funds raised provide support for educational programming, collection conservation, exhibitions, outreach, and preserving the story of the historic National Woman’s Party and its fight for suffrage and equality for women. For more information about Alice Award and Voice for Women honorees, visit the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum website.

About Tupperware Brands Corporation

Tupperware Brands Corporation is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing a relationship-based selling method through an independent sales force of 2.9 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 through the Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.

About the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. celebrates women’s progress toward equality, and explores the evolving roll of women and their contribution to society through education programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications. The historic National Woman’s Party (NWP), a leader in the campaign for equal rights and women’s suffrage, owns, maintains and interprets the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and the National Woman’s Party are committed to preserving NWP Founder Alice Paul’s legacy – the achievement of women’s equal rights – and telling the untold stories of women’s progress toward equality for the benefit of scholars, current and future generations of Americans and all the world’s citizens.

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