Take Your Daughter to Work Day Turns 27: Here’s What’s Changed

Take Your Daughter to Work Day Turns 27: Here's What's Changed

Progress in some areas, setbacks in others

It has been 27 years since the first annual "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." Technically, it's called "Take Our Daughters to Work Day," and was the brainchild of Marie C. Wilson, the former president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and the organization's founder, Gloria Steinem. Back in 1992, Wilson and Steinem discussed research that found that young women's loss of self-esteem was causing poor performance in school, and decided to do something about it. The first celebration was held on April 22, 1993, and has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April ever since, with the idea being that participants could return to school on Friday and discuss what they had learned with their friends, teachers and guidance counselors. In 2007, the organization behind the event changed names from the "Take Our Daughters To Work Foundation" to the "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation," and has been operating under that name ever since. Aside from the organization's name, here are 12 other things that have changed for women in the workplace in the past 27 years. Learn more about why we celebrate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Take Your Daughter to Work Day Turns 27: Here's What's Changed, Source:https://www.rd.com/culture/whats-changed-since-take-your-daughter-to-work-day-started/