American Business Women’s Day
Get ready. It’s time to celebrate.
September 22 is American Business Women’s Day. That means we are celebrating YOU!
American Business Women’s Association first sponsored American Business Women’s Day in 1982. Congress officially recognized the day through proclamations in 1983 and 1986.
Women-owned businesses can be found in every sector of business. That includes construction, trade, services, finance, education, arts, sciences, technology and more.
Women make up the majority of our clients and that’s no surprise, particularly in this post-pandemic world. Women started 49% of new businesses in the US in 2021, up from 28% in 2019, according to a new study.
We’ve had a chance to observe the unique strengths that women bring to owning a business and here’s what we’ve seen:
- Women are people-oriented. People are your most important assets. When you focus your attention on nurturing people and relationships –employees, customers and colleagues– you build capital that can be utilized to help you achieve your goals
- Women are natural leaders. A national survey by the Pew Research Center Social and Demographic Trends survey ranked 2,250 adult women better than or equal to men in seven of the eight primary leadership traits assessed throughout the survey.
- Women-owned businesses have high resilience. In these volatile times, flexibility and resilience are essential to business success. According to a survey done by World Bank, women-owned companies responded to Covid-19 with resilience and innovation.
The women business owners we serve and support demonstrate these qualities time and time again. We salute and celebrate you for bringing your best to the world through your business.
Want to celebrate with us? Here are four things you can do the celebrate American Business Women’s Day.
- Choose a woman-owned business for your lunch or dinner location. Make sure you tell the staff that you are invested in supporting other women in business.
- Give a shout-out to a woman-owned business on your social media. The boost in visibility will help you both.
- Say a special word of appreciation to the women who work in your business. Let them know how much they are valued.
- Do something nice for yourself. You deserve it!
Here at Wide Awake Business, we’ll be lifting a glass to you and celebrating your success. It’s our honor and our privilege to support you to greater success.