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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: October 10, 2019 01:54 PM
From: Senator Camera Bartolotta
To: All Senate members
Subject: Business Women's Week Resolution
In the near future, I will introduce a resolution designating October 21 – 27, 2019 as “Business Women's Week” in Pennsylvania in recognition of the critical role women play in the development and success of our Commonwealth’s business community.

National Business Women’s Week is an initiative that was first observed in 1928 under the auspices of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. It has been regularly celebrated during the third week of October since 1938. Business Women’s Week provides an 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.

According to the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation, there are over seven million majority-owned, privately-held, women-owned businesses in the United States. These firms employ 7.3 million people and generate $1.1 trillion in sales. As a business owner, I welcome the opportunity for companies to highlight women’s achievements as leaders and mentors and to consider how they can support and continue the progress that women have made in the workforce.

Please consider cosponsoring this resolution to acknowledge women who have been the cornerstone of working in business throughout this Commonwealth in the past and to examine how far women in business have come.

Introduced as SR250