Every third week of October, the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation celebrates National Business Women’s Week® (NBWW) to honor the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families.
NBWW is a great opportunity to call attention to women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussions on the needs of working women, share information about successful workplace policies, and raise awareness of the resources available for working women in their communities.
The concept of National Business Women’s Week® originated with Emma Dot Partridge, Executive Secretary of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs from 1924 to 1927.Today there are 7.2 million (and growing) majority-owned, privately-held, women-owned businesses in the United States.
BPW Foundation has put together a helpful NBWW Activity Guide that provides information, tips and tools for celebrating NBWW in your community. Download NBWW materials here.