How to Celebrate Single Working Women’s Day August 4th

Founded in 2006 by Barbara Payne, Single Working Women’s Day is the one day each year dedicated to honoring the vital role single working women have in our communities and recognizing gender dynamics in the workplace. According to a US Department of Labor report, 54.3% of employed women are unmarried, and women own 36.3% of all privately-held businesses. Needless to say, Single Working Women’s Day should be marked on all of our calendars.

The good news is there are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday this year. Consider partaking in any of the following activities on August 4th.

Contact the Single Working Women in Your Life

This holiday is all about honoring the single working women in the world. You can do your part by reaching out to the single working women in your life and telling them how appreciative you are of their contributions to our communities.

Whether you contact co-workers, friends, your mom, or someone else, they’re sure to appreciate you reaching out. While a phone call or text does the trick, you might even want to send them a gift or a card!

Relax and Unwind

If you’re a single working woman, why not take a vacation day and treat yourself? Shutting down your computer for a mid-week break can do wonders to improve your mental health and even make you more productive once you log back online.

Lounge by the Pool

Head outside and soak up the sun while lounging by the pool for a few hours. Get lost in a good book, or enjoy a few refreshing beverages with all of your friends! Should the mood strike you, dive into the pool to cool off or swim a few laps to get a workout in.

Work in Your Garden

Anyone with a green thumb should consider taking the day off to work in their garden. It doesn’t matter if you’re growing flowers, fruits, or vegetables, gardening is a fantastic way to relieve stress while enjoying the beautiful summer weather.

Practice Yoga

Practicing yoga is another fantastic way to de-stress while breaking a sweat. Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel after spending just a few minutes in a yoga studio.

Call Your State Representative

There are plenty of progressive companies that treat their single women employees equally to everyone else in the office. Unfortunately, that’s not the case across the board. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women’s annual earnings were 82.3% of men’s in 2020, which held true in nearly every occupation.

But equal pay protection isn’t the only thing we should be fighting for. Paid child care and longer paid family leave are just a few of the inclusive benefits that can also be expanded.

The first step you can take in helping women in the workplace is calling your state representative to make your voice heard. The more support elected officials hear for women’s rights in the workplace, the better our chances are of seeing governmental reform for women.

Communities Built for Our Working Women

At Christopher Todd Communities, we understand the vital role working women play in our lives, which is why we provide all of the amenities to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. From our resort-style swimming pool to our yoga studios and fitness centers, our communities have every amenity our residents need to feel their best all year long—not just on August 4th.

Whether you’re dealing with Zoom fatigue and are taking the day to work on your container garden or are focusing on breaking the stigma about single working women, we hope you’re as excited about Single Working Women’s Day as us.

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Christopher Todd

Christopher Todd Communities creates neighborhoods and communities for people to enjoy, share, and live. Here, you’ll find luxury, single-story, rental homes in gated, planned communities that are professionally managed. These come complete with amenities designed for socializing, energizing, for peace of mind, and even for pets.