Happy International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women in Business in Charlotte, NC
While we believe in celebrating women on any given day, International Women’s Day gives us a great opportunity to give a big shout-out to the hardworking women in business we encounter every day. The holiday has roots in the early 1900s when over 15,000 women took to the streets in New York City calling for better pay, shorter working hours, and the right to vote. The following year, 1909, the first National Woman’s Day was declared.
The concept continued to spread in popularity to numerous countries around the world, eventually becoming International Women’s Day. Globally, we now celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. While it is a public holiday in several countries, it is observed socially or locally in others. In 2001, the International Women’s Day online portal was created as a resource for educating and empowering women.
Throughout history, women have made waves in the business world and there’s no sign of stopping. We are honored to support women in business throughout North Carolina. As a sponsor of the Matthews Chamber Women in Business Program (“WiB”), we work with this community organization to provide resources for connection, education, and networking.
In addition to programs like WiB, there are numerous tools and resources available for women running a North Carolina business. Here’s just a few:
Available Tools and Resources for Women in Business
The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte (WBCC) partners with women-owned small businesses throughout twelve counties surrounding the Charlotte Statistical Area (CSA) to promote economic self-sufficiency for these women.
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)- Charlotte This organization aims to support women entrepreneurs economically, socially, and politically. They help propel women-owned businesses forward by sharing resources such as training, education, networking opportunities, and seminars, along with giving women a voice in public policy creation at a national level.
SCORE is another organization guiding women small businesses and entrepreneurs to succeed in the growing economy. SCORE gives free and confidential business advice to guide women to achieving their business ownership goals and striving for an even greater success rate.
There’s a reason we’re crowned the Queen City; we have so many wonderful women stepping up to start and run dynamic and thriving businesses.
CLT Women-Led Businesses We Love
Starting a business takes tenacity, determination, and a strong work ethic. At DYE CULIK PC, we’re celebrating women today and applauding our local women heroes in entrepreneurial leadership roles. If you need help or legal advice for your small business, you can contact us or give us a call at 980-999-3557. Also, follow us on Instagram for the latest updates on CLT small businesses.