March is Women’s History Month, which grew out of a small-town school event in California in 1978. Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. As I write this blog, 68% of our team at Advantage Payroll is female. In a country where 57.2% of the working age female population is participating in the labor force, that is a pretty impressive statistic and one that I’m proud of. In addition, 60% of all of our managers are female. These hardworking, talented women make up a large part of our organization. Recognizing these facts got me thinking about how to celebrate the working women at Advantage, at our clients’ businesses, and in all our personal lives.
As a proud advocate for entrepreneurship and small business, I figured there was no better time to acknowledge the inspirational women in our lives both on a personal and professional level. In honor of Women’s History Month and all the talented female employees at Advantage Payroll, we created our latest Client Appreciation Contest, Pay‘roll’ It Forward. All our clients have to do is visit the contest page and fill out the entry form, including the most important part—telling us about a woman who has influenced or inspired them and how—and one lucky client will receive a free payroll run.
For every entry we receive, Advantage will donate $5 to Dress for Success Brookhaven, the local branch of a charitable organization which promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. And for our hardworking team members at Advantage, the Payroll Specialist of the winning client will receive a gift card to help expand their professional wardrobe.
Throughout the month of March, be sure to check out the Advantage Facebook page – we will be posting a groundbreaking, butt-kicking female titan of business every day and be sure to share with us your personal stories of the women that have inspired you.
- On March 11, 2015