Friday, April 24, 2015
Ms. Foundation for Women President Amerita Examines Impact of Take Our Daughters to Work Day
In 1993, a small article announcing Take Our Daughters to Work Day in New York City appeared in Parade Magazine. We created that day when I was the president of the Ms. Foundation for Women. The goal: To help stop the slide in girls' resilience and self-esteem at adolescence, which we had seen in recent research.
The day went "viral" before there was such a thing, and it suddenly became a national phenomenon. On that first day of the first year of TODTW, I watched girls in operating rooms and controls rooms, at NASA and at the stock exchange. People all over America "adopted" girls for a day or took their own daughters on the morning commute. This day, when girls were seen and heard, changed many lives, as I've come to know through the years....