Take Our Daughters to Work Day Needs an Upgrade

Let's show girls not just the office but the CEO suite: Jennifer Allyn
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 1:42 PM CDT
Take Our Daughters to Work Day needs to think bigger.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Today is the 20th anniversary of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and Jennifer Allyn at the Christian Science Monitor says it's time to declare mission accomplished and refocus on a bigger goal. Two decades ago, it was enough to get young girls in the workplace and "demystify" the whole concept of women getting a job. Now it's time to introduce girls to the executive suites, to give them role models of women as decision-makers.

Girls still tend not to see themselves getting leadership positions as adults, and that's because they don't get to see enough real-life examples. "Simply showing our daughters what an office looks like is no longer enough," writes Allen. "Real breakthroughs will come when we bring girls inside the halls of power. We need to take our daughters into the C-Suite now so they can lead in the future." Click to read her entire column.

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