the New "Take our Daughters and
Sons to Work Day"
Ms. Foundation, founder of the national "Take
Our Daughters to Work Day" program,
recently updated this annual event to include "sons" and
encouraged the addition of activities that
respond to young males' gender-specific
needs and interests.
Resources, Penn's on-campus organizer of
past "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" activities,
is interested in making this expansion.
We are seeking individual faculty and staff
members or organizations and departments
at Penn who can enhance our current programming
with sessions for "boys only" or
for "boys and girls." This year's
event is scheduled for Thursday, April
you are interested in volunteering your
time to present a 1-hour session geared
towards "boys only," "boys
and girls," or "girls only" as
in the past, we would appreciate hearing
from you. We also would be interested in
your assessment of whether the session
is most appropriate for children aged 9-11
or 12-15, or is suitable for both age groups.
This has proved to be a helpful distinction
in the past. We welcome suggestions on
how to respond to this expanded audience.
activity suggestions and/or offers to present
an activity should be sent to Orna Rosenthal, firstname.lastname@example.org or
(215) 898-5116 by Wednesday, February
look forward to an exciting new program
line-up this spring. For an idea of the
types of programs held in the past, please
go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/daughters.asp.
Details about activities and how to register
for "Take Our Daughters and Sons to
Work Day" will be available online
in March 2003 at the web address listed
above, and in a future Almanac issue.
Look for the "Take Our Daughters and
Sons to Work Day" postcard arriving
via campus mail in early March.
of Human Resources
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 18, January 21, 2003