National Business Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the work that women do. It’s a day to be aware of the sacrifices women have made (and are still making) to advance the right of every woman to work in a profession that excites her, that pays her a living wage, and that respects her.
The battle is far from over, and those boardrooms can still feel a little lonely if you’re the only woman at the table. But we’re making strides every day, and can work to lift each other up as we rise.
Have an open position in your business?
Make sure that women have an equal shot in your applicant pool.
Have you reached a new professional goal?
Thank someone who mentored you along the way, and look for a chance to mentor another woman who has entered your field.
Scheduling a conference?
Make sure you’re including women’s voices.
Looking to make new connections?
Seek out networks specifically designed for women in your field. Share your experiences, your rate of pay (we can only ask for good raises if we know the going rate), and your dreams for the future—and help someone else along the way.
Confused about what you should do next?
Give yourself credit for all that you’ve done, and give yourself the time to really think and work out what you want next. The answer is there.
In celebration of the women in business out there getting the job done, we leave you with these conversations. May they inspire you to go get the job you want, to embrace the challenges you’re facing, and to see that you have what it takes.
Story by Emilie Duck