Who would have thought that the young girl running around in the baseball field, being paid 5 dollars an hour to pick up balls on the foul area would end up being the creator and figure of one of the world’s most popularly known and loved cookies and pastries stores, Mrs. Fields?
Born on the 18th of September, 1956, Debra Jane Sivyer, now more popularly known as Debbi Fields, was not who average people would expect to turn out to be a success. Her father was a welder and she had three other sisters. However, this did not stop her from doing what she was passionate about all her life- baking. It was said that Debi actually used the money that she earned from being a “ball girl” to buy herself ingredients for what now became known as a globally loved recipe. She used this money to fund her cooking. At the age of 19 Debbi was married to Randy Fields and that is where the name of her famous business was acquired.
As Mrs. Fields, Debbi did her job well and made sure everything was good in her house. She treated her role as a housewife seriously and with love. However, as a true mark of the modern woman that she is, she also wanted a higher source for her sense of achievement. And that’s when she turned towards her passion — baking. From baking, she wanted to create something for her own, from there she wanted to build her dreams using her recipe, and share it with the rest of the world. She wanted to turn the fruits of her passion into a multi-million dollar business.
But this did not come with much skepticism from those around her, even her own husband and parents. They thought and constantly told her that she was just wasting her time on a “stupid” idea that was bound to fail. However, for Debbi who was determined to see her dream through. Nothing could stop her from doing what she needed and wanted to do to make this dream of hers come true. She started her business amid the lack of genuine support from her own loved ones. As it turns out, she now has over 650 branches of her one-time small and hopeful business.
And now, years later, after releasing her gift for consumption, she has that multimillion dollar-worth business from one of America’s most-loved cookies of all time. She has written two successful cookbooks and is now recognized as not just a housewife but as a successful woman who was able to make something as impossible as a small cookie business into the empire that it is now.