Women now make up more of the workforce than ever before, and with 70% of the total female workforce having children under the age of 18, these women on average put in a 98-hour work week factoring in work and home duties. This is equivalent to holding down 2 1/2 full time jobs!
A group of Girl Scouts Heart of the South girls took notice of the long hours moms keep. To help honor not only their own mothers, but ones all over the country, in 2018 they launched National Working Mothers’ Day - a celebration of mothers in the workforce to be observed annually each Friday before Mothers’ Day.
Learn more about National Working Mothers' Day HERE!
The Stand Beside Her Movement culminates each year during the last week in October with National Stand Beside Her Week to encourage people to commit to supporting girls and women in their lives, their home, their office and in their community.
This week was chosen to commemorate Girl Scouts' founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday on October 31. Low’s life work was about supporting, developing and mentoring strong girls and women.
We encourage women and girls everywhere to get involved and plan your own National Stand Beside Her Week event! Use our National Stand Beside Her 6 Month or 6 Week Planning Guides to help get started!
This is an exceptional way to involve the women's networking group in your organization in the National Stand Beside Her Movement. Be sure to post pictures of your efforts on social media and use the hashtag #standbesideher to share your efforts with us!
Find out more about how you can get involved in National Stand Beside Her Week HERE!