National Webmistress Day

National WebMistress Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 26th of August and honors webmistresses-women who work in web development. This holiday has been observed since 2016 and continues to be observed until this day. It’s a day to promote or give a shout-out to the many thousands of women who work tirelessly in a field that was once considered to be a male-dominated industry.

These women develop, design, market, and maintain the websites of the world so that we can have a seamless experience whenever we’re online. This is a day to help a WebMistress get the publicity she deserved on social media.

The History Of National WebMistress Day

This holiday was founded in 2016 by Kat Valentine as a way to promote women in web design. Another reason she created this holiday was to add legitimacy to the term WebMistress—a term that she had been using since the mid-1990s.

Facts About Women In Web Design

During the course of our research for this holiday, we’ve come across some facts about women working in web development that everyone should be aware of when they’re celebrating National WebMistress Day.

  • Men still outnumber women in web development by a ratio of 3 to 1.
  • The number of women employed in this field has been in decline over the past few years.
  • Women who work in web development have a lower chance of being promoted than men employed in this field do.
  • More work still has to be done to ensure equal opportunities in web development for women.

Observing National WebMistress Day

National WebMistress Day can be celebrated by taking a few moments out of your day and giving a shout-out online to a woman working in web development. You can do this using the hashtag #NationalWebMistressDay on all of your social media accounts for the day.

When is it?
This year (2023)
August 26 Saturday
Next year (2024)
August 26 Monday
Last year (2022)
August 26 Friday
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