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February 27, 2013

Whicker became the face of Leadership Hendricks County

In her words, Suzanne Whicker learned early on that "I was not built to be a 1960s housewife and just stay home all the time."

Born and raised in the Danville area, where she still lives, Whicker graduated from Indiana Business College (now Harrison College) with a degree in accounting and secretarial work. Other than that, the only other professions women could easily break into at the time were teaching and nursing. Like many of her peers, Whicker got married young and had children (three boys for her). Two of them were born 13 months apart. Whicker isn't afraid to admit, now at least, that she thought she was going to lose her mind just being a homemaker.

So she started selling Tupperware.

"My husband and I decided this was the way I could get out and do adult stuff in the evening when he could be with the kids," Whicker said.

She did that for about 20 years, eventually taking a management position with the company. One time they offered their female employees a free workshop showing them the appropriate colors to wear. Whicker was skeptical, having been a longtime 4-Her who sewed her own clothes. Yet she learned so much she got trained to do the same thing.

"I loved every minute of it," Whicker said.

She later met a woman who sold cosmetics. Whicker would steer clients toward her, and eventually started selling it herself instead of Tupperware.

"Once I did, I thought, 'Why didn't I do this sooner?'" Whicker said.

After that, Whicker was trying to start a business with a friend called Total Dimensions. It sold the whole package: clothes, makeup, jewelry. The only problem was they discovered they weren't good at marketing themselves.

That's when Whicker attended a workshop comprised of prominent people from Hendricks County. The goal of the gathering was to train county leaders at being better at what they do, to help the county overall. They called it Leadership Hendricks County.

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