HERSTORY MONTH

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Celebrated in several countries throughout the world, Women’s History Month commemorates the contribution women have made to culture and society. In the US, Women's History Month's roots go back to March 8, 1857, when NYC factory workers staged a protest over poor working conditions. Celebrate the accomplishments and positive changes women have made during National Women’s History Month.

Back in 1981 Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a full month.

In 2012 the estimated female population in the U.S. reached over 158.5 million. In comparison, the number of males was 152.1 million. An estimated 82.8 million of these women are mothers. There are roughly 9.4 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.

Women-owned businesses contributed nearly $3.9 trillion to the U.S. economy over the past year. Approximately 8 percent of our nation's labor force works for a business owned by women.

Over 40% of working married women earned more than their male partners. It is estimated that one third of new jobs by the year 2018 with be created by women-owned businesses. Ethnic Technologies can help your marketing efforts to this fast growing segment.