National WebMistress Day – August 26
NATIONAL WEBMISTRESS DAY
National WebMistress Day recognizes women in web development on August 26.
A WebMistress is a woman who designs, develops, markets and maintains websites. While the term has existed since the mid-1990s, it officially entered technology’s lexicon in June of 1995 when Kat Valentine secured the domain name WebMistress.com and began web development under the job title WebMistress. The previously existing WebMaster had arrived on the scene as early as 1986 according to various classified ads.
There are now thousands of women working under the job title WebMistress, but the word still raises eyebrows more than 20 years later. WebMistress has a place not only on the résumé but is a legitimate job title in the business world. As part of National WebMistress Day, take the time to acknowledge the women in web development to promote the job title in the business and lose the stigma associated with the word.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Use #nationalWEBMISTRESSday on social media to show that you are a woman web designer and proud to be working under the title WebMistress. Visit www.nationalwebmistressday.com for more information.
Kat Valentine founded National WebMistress Day in June of 2016 to promote women in web design and celebrate the legitimacy of the job title. The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the day.
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