National Webmistress Day

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

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 day helps a WebMistress get the publicity she deserves 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 our research for this holiday, we’ve come across some facts about women working in web development that everyone should be aware of when 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 declining over the past few years.
  • Women who work in web development are less likely to be promoted than men employed in this field.
  • More work still needs 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 to give a shout-out online to a woman working in web development. You can do this using the hashtag #NationalWebMistressDay on all your social media accounts for the day.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 26 Monday
Next year (2025)
August 26 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
August 26 Saturday
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