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When will this Day be celebrated?  The first Thursday in October each calendar year.

What is National Women-Owned Business Day?   National Women-Owned Business Day celebrates the achievements and progress made by women-owned businesses and raises awareness on the importance of supporting and investing in women-owned companies. This day was created to inspire women to dream big, believe in themselves, connect with other women entrepreneurs, and encourage communities to support women-owned brands today and every day.

Why is this day being created?  National Women-Owned Business Day honors the courage, dedication, and tenacity of women entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers and forging a path for other women to do the same.

Starting and running a women-owned business comes with a unique set of challenges including lack of funding, capital, and resources. This day aims to put a spotlight on women-owned businesses for nationwide and worldwide support. We encourage everyone to support and INVEST in women-owned businesses.

How should this day be observed?  National Women-Owned Business Day is an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to promote their brands, share information about what makes them unique, as well as connect and collaborate with other women-owned businesses.

This day is also celebrated by:

  • Spotlighting and uplifting women entrepreneurs and brands.
  • Encouraging someone to start their own business.
  • Connecting a women-owned business owner with other people, businesses, and resources to help them succeed.
  • Buying from and investing in women-owned businesses today and throughout the year.
  • Sharing your favorite women-owned brands with others.
  • Learning more about how to celebrate National Women-Owned Business Day at
  • Using hashtag #WomenOwnedBizDay to spread the word on social media.

Who created this day? This day was created by Sally On! in 2022.