When is National American Business Women’s Day?
The 22nd of September is National American Business Women’s Day.
What is National American Business Women’s Day?
The pay gap is shrinking, the workforce is growing, and we have Mrs. Fields cookies in every vending machine from Juneau to Tallahassee. Women have been in the business world for decades now, and an admirable run it has been. National American Business Women’s Day applauds these women for their achievements and their contributions to society.
Women had a hard go of getting a foothold in the business world. Now that they’re in though, their hard work continues to pay off as they demonstrate their business sense and creativity. It was a woman, Brownie Wise, who realized Tupperware would sell better at home parties than in department stores, creating the “party-plan” style of marketing. Jenga was created by a woman. So was the Huffington Post, as well as a slough of other products and services.
There is still a wage gap, and there are still hurdles and biases to overcome. On the whole though, the businesswomen of America are much to be admired. On this day, Ladies, we salute you.
Fun facts about National American Business Women’s Day!
- The percentage of American women in the labor force grew from 37% in 1962 to 61% in 2000.
- As of 2018, there are 9.1 million businesses owned by women throughout the nation.
- The first female to hold federal office in the United states was Jeannette Pickering Rankin, elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1916 for Montana.
How to celebrate National American Business Women’s Day:
Take your female boss a cupcake! Or bring a host of cupcakes in for all the ladies in the office. Find a businesswoman and tell her that you recognize her success and admire it. Ask how she got there and what obstacles she overcame along the way. Ask about her mentors and advocates, and then ask how you can support her.
What’s the hashtag for National American Business Women’s Day?
For National American Business Women’s Day, use #AmericanBusinessWomensDay on social media.