When I heard Monday September 22 was American Business Women’s Day, two questions came to mind: how do you celebrate Business Woman’s Day and why is it limited to America?  I decided to conduct a little research of my own in order to give this distinct holiday its due.

The American Business Women’s Association was founded on September 22, 1949 “to bring together businessmen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.”    The first annual event was held in 1982 to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the work force and the millions of women business owners in the U.S. 

With that said, how do we celebrate?  Visions of Joan Halloway from Mad Men come to mind – tight dress, martini and cigarettes?  While the notion may be dated, Joan has an undeniable style.  The sassy redhead has worked her way from the steno pool to Account Executive by way of honest, charm and hard work.   The secret – although not that confidential – to her success has known what to say and do when a problem presented itself.

So back to our celebration; showing solidarity for the working women in our lives is just a start.  Become a t-shirt maker and make a custom shirt emblazoned with “Work: It’s A Girl Thing” on a Gildan Ladies’ Ultra Cotton-shirt or a Bella + Canvas Ladies Baby Rib Tank Top.  You don’t’ have to be a designer, or even creative; just check out Whooptee.com and follow the three easy steps!

Be proud to know a working woman or proud to be one.   

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