Women’s Business Development Center Calls for Continued Efforts to Achieve Gender Parity in Business

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Leading advocate for women business owners celebrates International Women’s Day by joining 2018 #PressforProgress campaign

In honor of International Women’s Day, Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO of the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), today released the following statement:

“As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we pause to recognize the enormous strides women have made across time and, particularly, over the past year. We ARE on the brink of momentous change for women in the workplace, shedding a light on the struggles that continued to plague women across generations and industries with #MeToo, #TimesUp and even the now infamous phrase “nevertheless, she persisted,” used to describe Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she was silenced on the Senate floor.
 
Now, more than ever, we must be the difference we want to see in this world. While research previously indicated that gender parity was 200 years away, the current momentum toward change is very high, and as a longstanding advocate for women and diverse business owners, the Women’s Business Development Center proudly stands with the #PressforProgress campaign for women’s equality.
 
Together, we must continue the work of those who came before us to create a better tomorrow.”

Each year on March 8th, community leaders recognize International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. For more information visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com.

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About the WBDC

Founded in 1986, the mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy. For more information visit http://www.wbdc.org.

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