September 22nd is American Business Women’s Day. Since the 1940s, women have been playing an increasingly larger role in the world of business. These days, women have practically equal footing to men when it comes to business and there are a large number of female company owners and bosses.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on Earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
Susan B. Anthony
American Business Women’s Day is about honoring the increasing role that women have to play in the world of business today. While there is still some work that needs to be done for women to have a level playing field in all industries around the world, there is no denying that great leaps have been taken. This date is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge those strides and pay tribute to those that have had a massive role in making them.
There have been a number of historic dates in history relating to women’s rights, including women’s rights in the workplace. This includes recent events, such as Hillary Clinton becoming the first female to get a presidential nomination from a key political party, as well as Angela Merkel, becoming the first female prime minister in Germany. There are also key historical events as well. The first women’s right convention took place in New York in 1848, and a year later Elizabeth Blackwell became the first female to graduate from medical school.
In order to understand the history of business women’s day and the importance of this date, we need to delve deeper into the history of females in the business world.
The American Business Women’s Association is a national professional association for women, established by Kansas City businessman, Hilary Bufton, Jr. On Sept. 22, 1949, Mr. Bufton and three Kansas City businesswomen incorporated the American Business Women’s Association. “It was my feeling all women were seeking and deserved equal business opportunities.” He later wrote, “They had gained tremendous business knowledge during World War II, through necessity, and I felt a new organization for all businesswomen was needed.”
This special day celebrates the contribution that women make in the business world and focuses on ways to give women more equality. The first-ever Business Women’s Day was celebrated in 1983 when a joint Congressional resolution was passed.
A number of special events are held on this day, including seminars, meetings, and other events that encourage businesswomen from around the world to network and share their experiences.