American Business Women’s Day – Here are 4 ways you can celebrate this important day of the year.
Happy American Business Women’s Day!
We’re celebrating this week by highlighting the importance of women in business, including one of our founders, Judith Papo, and all the women who work at Legal Shred, and offering up a few suggestions for how to honor them on this important day.
On September 22nd, American Business Women’s Day, we honor all of the accomplishments of the business women who continue to change the workplace and the world and who have overcome years of obstacles. Your contributions and selfless work do not go unrecognized.
This national day was first celebrated on September 14th, 1931. At this time, the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) had organized a meeting of over 6,000 women in Chicago as a way to promote gender equality in the workplace and to help encourage more women to enter the business world.
Today, women make up half of all workers and account for a large part of the private sector. There are many female executives and leaders who are successful and thriving.
In addition to taking the time to recognize all of their contributions, American Business Women’s Day is also a perfect time to just celebrate women everywhere and thank them for everything they’ve done.
Here are 4 ways you can celebrate:
- Be a Voice. Take the time to speak publicly about the importance of females in the workplace and use public forums – like social media – to talk about inspiring female business leaders.
- Thank Your Female Coworkers. Organize a special lunch of snack time with your coworkers this week—and make the females who work with you the center of the celebration!
- Support Their Business. Shop at or buy from a woman-owned business to show your support – they’ll appreciate it!
- Donate time or resources. Find organizations focused on female growth & empowerment. Girls Who Code, is an example of one that offers free after-school classes for girls aged 7-17 who want to learn how to code. They also provide resources for parents, teachers, and employers looking to encourage more young girls into tech careers!