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Davos 2014: Tupperware CEO Rick Goings

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 04:36

Feb. 11 - Tupperware CEO and Davos veteran Rick Goings speaks at the World Economic Forum about the growing income disparity and how it impacts women in business around the world.

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And it -- -- chairman and CEO Tupperware rain break thank you so much for joining -- here could be here training here -- begin by asking about the you know they are making gains ginger rebels. Tupperware Brands of course is associated with women are so many winning consumers as well as staff. And I want to ask you what is the challenge there as well as the opportunity. Well the first ball starts. With a mindset changes probably mostly the most under utilized. Opportunity out here is get more women. Engage in many countries in the world. Less than 30% of the women are working outside at all. And where you find we're governments are spending money. And I intercepts error after it's been dying young boys not on women so it's not just a question of while it that's not fear. It it doesn't make any sense with the power. And the contribution women can make and so. We were trying to make this a hiring agenda item at job votes and with government leaders around the world. And what would you say is the mood here and have a -- just got here but a lot would a lot of people would say that than last year was very. Contrite. Has that changed at all. I'm -- because I've looked over the ten major topic of concern and I am really pleased to see his whole concept of gender parity. Up on the list they're going to be a lot of us talking about it. And there's going to be sessions going on in the -- congress hall and gender parity. Also which -- what goes hand in glove with bad. Is this big focus globally. On the growing gap between have and have nots. And that a lot of that is associated. To one. Recovery in the US is starting to seem very real. We're talking a little bit about recovery in Europe but perhaps not so much on the periphery what's your take right now well some. You strictly in America think you're gonna fall and in the Mediterranean. I've been so impressed with the way Europeans have been working very hard. To change their economic model than Europe Europe's gonna hold together I think we're making progress. In the US the future though. Is really the rest of the world. The US and Europe are only about 10% of the world's population. As friend Fareed Zakaria talked about the post American world the rise in the rest I think we've got to start paying more attention to the rest of the world because that's where the -- of the population lives. And many say the rest of the world what particular. Book truly the most dynamic part of the world. Is Asia Pacific China. India Indonesia. That's about 40% of the world's population. I had a wonderful. Discussion this morning with a very serious as senior Chinese leader. And one of the things we were talking about done how things are in China. It still almost 8% growth there that's not a double digit they were getting but that's powerball. They're selling 2500. Cars or how work. And China and yet we -- hearing so much about crisis on -- right change. I think they're working through it the government now is attacking. Corruption. Is I was taken it's I used to live. In China and I can tell you. When I was there -- is both -- guy. Trial never would have happened never would have heard about it. And the waiter approaching it China is news is evolving in China is becoming very much. A part of the rest of the world. What do you think is that the rated change. A change in philosophy and it changed from everything he's centrally planned and I think underlined that philosophy. Is -- growing comfort. Two. You don't have to have a wall around China they can become part of the world and that they need the rest of the world for consumers. So. We've got a very bright. Group of young leaders in China. And person I met with today went to Colombia I keep needing more and more well educated in the US China Europe. And they're they're really making China part of the world economy. We're going thank you so much for being. Good leader.

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Davos 2014: Tupperware CEO Rick Goings

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 04:36