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.
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 business women from around the world to network and share their experiences.