Wednesday Apr 25, 2007

Mission Accomplished?? Take Our Daughters (& Sons) to Work Day

I just read that today is the last official "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" (formerly known as Take Our Daughters to Work Day). 

The program was created by the Ms. Foundation in 1993 after a Harvard University study showed that girls’ self-esteem began to plummet by the time they turned 12.

Sun in the CA Bay area is hosting a small group of young women for a tour of Sun Labs -- and part of the day will include a video conference connection to Sun's campus in Burlington, MA.   It's a great oppty for young women to see the workings of a tech company, first hand.

According to the article, the Ms Foundation "believes it has accomplished the mission of integrating the program into the workplace."  

“It has entered the employee handbooks,” said Sara Gould, president and chief executive of the Ms. Foundation, which is based in Manhattan.   “It really is part of the life of many workplaces around the country.”

So, if you are taking your daughters or sons to work today,  have a wonderful time &  keep in mind the goal of the program.

And don't forget to mark you calendar to take a leadership role in your organization to ensure that the mission of integrating this program into the workplace does, indeed, continue.

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