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Women’s Equality Day from a Woman Entrepreneur’s Perspective

August 26, 2015

Business advice for women entrepreneurs and small business owners

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I love holidays – my son’s birthdays, my wedding anniversary, the anniversary of both my businesses – but today’s holiday I truly love because it is “Women’s Equality Day.” This holiday was created to commemorate the granting of women’s right to vote on August 26, 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. Every president has delivered their own proclamation for Women’s Equality Day since 1972.

This morning as a multitude of women entrepreneurs were sharing this holiday with me, it made me proud that my business brand is associated with women’s equality – especially women’s pay equality. For 20 years, I have created a platform and path for women across New York State to promote their companies online and in person to increase their opportunities for sales to increase their revenue. Today a woman still earns only 77 cents on a dollar that man earns.

This morning I did not know when I asked to buy a “purse” keychain for my keys today that it was a vital holiday. I said to the woman who handed me the purse keychain, “I promote women entrepreneurship around New York State and a purse represents to me my charge to women to put their money in the purses, hands and bank accounts of other women so we can become more financially successful.” It is my way of making a dent in the inequality that still exists for women.

AnniversaryGroupShotWomenRuleREDUCEDToday I hope you join me in being mindful of the inequality of women – especially when it comes to pay. I hope you purposely go out today and buy from a woman owned business or a saleswoman. If you don’t know where to find one, check out the Women TIES Directory and hire or buy something from one of our members who are New York State women business owners.

Remember it has been 65 years since “Women’s Equality Day” came into existence. Isn’t it time to put your money in a woman’s future to help even the playing field?

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