Mary Strand initially thought she was going to leave the Tupperware Sales Force after she earned a color TV with remote control. She got that TV, then she worked her way up to Manager level. Now a Business Leader, she and her Director daughter Allie Strand-Libersky share in the quality of their Tupperware lifestyle together.
“I went to my mom and told her I needed money to pay for our wedding and so she had me for six months,” Allie said. “I told her, ‘Tell me what to do for six months and then I’m done.’” “Then what happened?” I asked her. “About a month later I realized that Tupperware was what I wanted to do.”
I do my best just to try to be like her and if I can get compared even a little bit to her then I am quite honored.
Mary and Allie now work together often, sharing best practices and advice. “I love how Allie’s mind works,” Mary told me, “She comes up with really unique ideas and we run with them.” And when I asked Allie what her mom has done to help her get started and now run her business, her response was, “I think the better question is, ‘What hasn’t she taught me?’ I’m very lucky I have that person to run ideas by, to ask questions to and to get advice from. My mom always has the right words to say. I do my best just to try to be like her and if I can get compared even a little bit to her then I am quite honored.” Mary quickly chimed in after that—“Let me get my checkbook out,” she laughed.
…or a Tupperware lady like my mom.
“You want to know something really cute?” Mary went on to tell me, “Back when she was seven, a newspaper did an article on me and they asked Allie what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said a doctor, a lawyer or a Tupperware lady like my mom.”
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