Single Working Women’s Day
Single Working Women’s Day is a holiday that falls on the 4th of August annually and is used to honor the important role that working women play not only in our communities but also in our economy. In the past, women who chose to leave the home to work were stigmatized, but that stigma is slowly fading away as more and more women enter the workforce. So, let’s all take the time to observe this holiday and to move towards a more gender-equal world.
Facts About Women In The Workforce
Our research has come across some very interesting facts concerning this holiday. So we decided to gather all of these facts and list them below. Hopefully, they will prove just as educational to our readers as they did to us.
- In 2018, women made up 48% of all entry-level employees.
- In 2018, women only made up 38% of managers and 29% of vice presidents.
- Studies have shown that women are more likely to be mistaken as junior employees and/or discriminated against.
- A recent study has shown that up to 65% of women face micro-aggressions on a daily basis on the job.
- 35% of women in corporate sector jobs have been sexually harassed.
- 29% of women believe their gender is a barrier to advancement on the job.
- 60% of women would earn more money if they were paid on a comparable level as their male counterparts.
Observing Single Working Women’s Day
People can observe this holiday first and foremost by learning more about women’s rights and how they can support them. Once that’s done, they can volunteer for organizations that help to empower women and to help give women equal standing in the workforce. People can also take the time to thank the working woman in their life, either in person or by using the hashtag #SingleWorkingWomensDay on their social media posts for the day.