American Business Women’s Day
American Business Women’s Day is a holiday that’s observed in the United States on September 22nd every year. Although it’s not an official public holiday, it is one that’s widely observed and honors the millions of American businesswomen.
September 22nd was chosen as the date for this holiday because that is when the American Business Women’s Association was created in 1949. The mission of this organization was to bring businesswomen together and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves experience personal and professional growth.
The History Of American Business Women’s Day
The American Business Women’s Association was created in 1949 to allow women to network together and to help them achieve their goals. A holiday that commemorates this organization would eventually be created in 1982 when American Business Women’s Day was created.
The holiday would eventually be officially observed by the United States Congress in 1983 with a proclamation. Proclamations affirming this holiday would also be issued in 1984, 1985, and 1986.
Interesting Facts About Women Entrepreneurship
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- Across the world, women own approximately 37% of small businesses.
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- Women-owned businesses generate almost $2 trillion in revenue every year.
Observing American Business Women’s Day
This holiday can be observed by taking a few moments to honor businesswomen that you may know. It’s also a good day to take a seminar or some other event that highlights the achievements of women in business.
For businesswomen, this is a good day to choose continued education to expand their business knowledge and skills. On social media, the hashtag #AmericanBusinessWomensDay can be used to spread the word about this holiday as well.