Episode 124: Minisode - The Rise and Fall of Brownie Wise
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Have you ever heard the name Brownie Wise? If it seems vaguely familiar that makes sense. She was a pioneer in direct sales at a time when "upper management was no place for a woman", and defied all odds in a male dominated industry. She was revered for her charm, confidence and savvy business skills, until she got too much attention and was wiped from Tupperware history.
Special thanks to Nic for helping me fact check and tell this story! Have a story to share? Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
Brownie Wise Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownie_Wise
Uncovering the Rise and Fall of Brownie Wise - https://nypost.com/2016/07/24/uncovering-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-queen-of-tupperware/
The Story of Brownie Wise - https://houseofwise.co/blogs/news/the-story-of-brownie-wise
The Brownie Wise Papers - https://sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.0509
Brownie Wise The Brain Behind Tupperware - https://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/brownie-wise-brain-behind-tupperware/
Tupperware Jubilee Fashion Show 1954 - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/tupperware-jubilee-fashion/#:~:text=In%201954%2C%20Brownie%20Wise%20inaugurated,high%20spectacle%20and%20outrageous%20competitions.
Tupperware Jubilee 1957 Commemorative Plate - https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1161979
15 Tupperware Facts - https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85379/15-tupperware-facts-back-fridge
Brownie Wise PBS - https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/tupperware-wise/
How Tupperware Works - https://people.howstuffworks.com/tupperware.htm
Home Interiors & Gifts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Interiors_and_Gifts
Tupperware History in my own Backyard - https://blog.tupperware.com/community/tupperware-history-in-my-own-backyard/
Cultish by Amanda Montell - https://amzn.to/3Q7owx9
Dr. Steven Hassan's BITE Model - https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/
Ponzinomics by Robert L. FitzPatrick - https://amzn.to/3q16oJb
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