Since 1982, every year the United States has celebrated women in business on September 22nd. This year feels a bit different with the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a pioneer for Women’s Rights and Equality in and outside of the workplace. It is safe to say that our work and achievements in business would be unlikely without the steady and tireless work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and others like her. As we mourn her passing and reflect on the decades of her work, let’s look to the future and focus on how we can continue to support women and pave the path for the younger generations.
Things you can do to honor National Business Women’s Day:
- Support women in business
Seek women-owned businesses in your community that you can support. Intentionally award contracts to women-owned businesses and seek women to speak at events or facilitate seminars.
- Join a Women’s Group
Joining a women’s group like Women in Housing and Finance of Pennsylvania is an excellent way to broaden your network, bridge ages and professions to give access to a diverse range of voices and experiences.
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- Mentor Other Women
Mentoring provides a safe space for women to openly discuss their ambitions. Women do not engage in self-advocacy nearly as much as they advocate for others. Mentors can also provide personal experience with promotions and career development in general, giving women insight on navigating the process successfully.
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