American women are the global leader in controlling household and consumer spending -- by a stunning 73% -- noted Catalyst. In 2013, women worldwide oversaw 64% of household spending and $29 trillion of consumer spending, a number expected to jump to $40 trillion by next year, according to Catalyst.

"They [companies] might want to give it [the strike] some attention," Gordon said. "Success of the strike could come as a surprise."

In the U.S., women make up some 47% of the workforce, a fact not lost on Catalyst's Gordon: "Women are half the talent in the workplace, they are half the brains."

Wednesday's strike aims to capitalize on the enthusiasm of the Jan. 21 Women's March on Washington. That event was initially planned only for the nation's capital in the wake of Trump's presidential election, but quickly grew to be a passionate outpouring worldwide, in which marchers wore hand-knitted pink "pussyhats" directed at Trump and his degrading comments about women.

According to the strike's website, participants are urged to take the day off from both paid and unpaid labor and skip shopping for the day (with the exceptions of small, women- and minority-owned businesses), both of which could affect business.

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In concert with the A Day Without A Woman action is a strike organized on the same day by a separate coalition, called the International Women's Strike US. That group formed following the Feb. 6 publication of an op-ed in The Guardian calling for a women's strike. Its platform includes economic and social issues.
Here are the companies contacted by TheStreet that did not respond to a request for comment: Amazon ( AMZN) , Burlington ( BURL) , Chipotle ( CMG) , Costco  ( COST) , Gap ( GPS) , Home Depot ( HD) , Lululemon ( LULU) ,  Lowe's ( LOW) , McDonald's ( MDM) ,   Papa John's ( PZZA) ,  Ralph Lauren ( RL) , Shake Shack ( SHAK) ,  TJX Companies  ( TJX) ,  Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA) , Walmart ( WMT)   and YUM! Brands ( YUM) .

A representative for Domino's  (DPZ)  responded by saying the company does not make "public political statements." A spokeswoman for Nordstrom (JWN) was a bit more forthcoming. 

"We can't predict what kind of impact this will have on our business, but we look forward to serving any customers who choose to shop with us that day. We'll work to accommodate employees who request time off -- they'll be fully paid if they submit a request for paid time away. We just ask that they try to let us know in advance so we can ensure we're prepared to take care of our customers," Nordstrom's spokeswoman explained. 

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