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Take Your Daughter to Work Day

Take Your Daughter to Work Day falls on the 4th Thursday of April every year. In 2013, this holiday is recognized on Thursday April 25.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day dates back to 1993 when it was founded by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women. This program was initiated to boost self-esteem in girls who otherwise lacked self-confidence, especially in academic and work related settings. Take Your Daughter to Work Day was founded as a way for women to explore the workplace, and assure them that they could have the same types of jobs as men.

Girls would “take off” from school and instead go to work with their mother or father. They would spend the day learning about what an office job might entail and how to act professionally in an office setting. The holiday expanded to include boys in 2003 and was renamed “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”. Today, more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces participate.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Forbes

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