Business Women Day
About Business Women Day
Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on September 22
C’mon ladies, let’s break the glass ceiling. Business Women’s Day recognizes the value and contribution of women in the business world. The roots of this special day go back to the late 1940s. While men were off fighting World War II, women filled the void in the workforce. The returning soldiers found the women eager to have their men return. But, many women were not anxious to return to traditional roles in the home. Since this time, women’s roles and contributions in the workforce have grown and evolved.
Currently, women can be found in all sorts of positions, from top corporate officers to the Vice President of the United States. However, compensation and promotion still lag behind men in many areas. So, let’s put an end to this discrepancy.
Ladies have a Happy Business Women’s Day!
“It takes one minute to change your attitude. And, that one minute can change your entire day.” Author Unknown
History and Origin of Business Women Day
Hilary A. Bufton Jr. and three Kansas City businesswomen founded the American Business Women’s Association(ABWA) on September 22, 1949. The first Business Women’s Day was celebrated in 1982.
In 1983 a joint Congressional resolution was passed and signed by President Ronald Reagan proclaiming September 22 as Business Women’s Day. President Ronald Reagan also issued Proclamation 5532 on American Business Women’s Day, in 1986.
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