Proclamation 5532 --
American Business Women's Day, 1986
September 22, 1986
the President of the United States of
business women have made significant and increasing contributions to our
economy and to the competitiveness of the United States internationally. The
need continues for American working women to expand their horizons, diversify
their skills, and set high personal and career goals. The American Business
Women's Association, a national educational association, has greatly assisted
in this effort. The Association awarded $2,900,000 in scholarships to over
6,000 women in 1984, and more than $18,000,000 in
scholarships since 1949. The Association has more than 110,000 members and
2,100 chapters, throughout the United States. This organization has
encouraged the many important contributions of American business women to our
Nation's continuing vitality.
Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 196, has designated September
as ``American Business Women's Day'' and authorized and requested the President
to issue a proclamation in observance of this event.
Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of
America, do hereby proclaim September
as American Business Women's Day.
Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of
September, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of
America the two hundred and eleventh.
with the Office of the Federal Register, , September
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