Created by Girl Scouts Heart of the South area girls, this day of recognition aims to honor the 70% of women with children under 18 years of age who participate in today’s labor force. At great personal sacrifice, the working mothers of the world make substantial contributions not only to corporate success but also to the Nations’ economic growth and to the increasing strength of the American family!
In 2018, Welch’s conducted a survey of 2,000 American mothers with kids between 5 and 12 years of age. The study revealed that a mother starts her day, on average, at 6:23 a.m. and doesn’t conclude duties until 8:31 p.m. working a 14-hour day, seven days a week. The study offered that a working mom clocks in 98 hours, making it equivalent to working 2.5 full-time jobs.
So these amazing girls got together and founded Working Mothers Day to be celebrated the Friday before Mothers Day each year!
By participating in this important initiative, you are showing your appreciation to your employees and therefore, increasing their affinity and commitment to your company. Participation can be as simple as a card or as generous as providing lunch. Whatever you choose, please let us know how you plan to take part by completing this online form.
We also encourage you to wear green on this day in support of working moms and highlight your participation on your businesses’ social media outlets the hashtag #workingmothersday.
Working mothers are the glue that holds many of our families together! We owe them a world of gratitude and you can make that happen.
Whatever you decide to do for the working mother in your life, be sure to say “Thank you.” It’s the best gift of all!
New resources for 2021 will be added soon! Check back often to find more exciting options to help you and your organization celebrating Working Mothers Day this year!