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Participant Testimonials

Belinda J. Braley, GreenPages

"This was my first experience organizing and hosting this event, and I was overwhelmed at the thought of pulling this all together. I bookmarked the Web site and referred to it daily during planning. It was great to have a comprehensive, well-organized resource at my disposal. I started with the Workplace Coordinator section and utilized the materials, particularly the Activity Guide. We did the "Up/Down" icebreaker. The "What do you Think" activity was amazing in terms of the responses the kids gave. Our event was a huge success, and I know this is due in large part to the Web site materials."

 

Barbara Wankoff, KPMG LLP

"As a firm, we are proud of our participation in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We believe it's important for children to see where their parents work and what they do. We understand that early exposure to the work environment can positively impact a child's ultimate career aspirations by providing a better appreciation of the elusive concept of "work" through some actual experiences. Plus, employees really appreciate being able to share their day and work experiences with their daughters and sons."

 

"Our programs are always filled to capacity with kids returning year after year. They've told us they learn about the working world and KPMG, meet new friends, and enjoy the time with their parents and especially the make your own sundaes at lunch!"

 

Lee Kravitz, Parade Magazine

“It was an article in PARADE that helped Take Our Daughters to Work Day grow from a local event into a national movement. Fifteen years later, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day and its mission are even more relevant -- and crucial. America competes in a global economy that increasingly recognizes and prizes the vital role that women (as well as men) play in economic growth and progress. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day gives young people and particularly girls a taste of the workplace. But it also reminds all Americans (parents and policymakers, voters and corporate leaders) that our success as a nation depends on our ability to nurture and help fulfill the dreams and potential of all of our young people."

 

Chickie Bucco, Katz Media Group

"At Katz we are thoroughly committed to this nationwide movement, which has sparked an incredible explosion within the corporate community at large. Each year, we create a full day of sessions where we encourage our children to think about the challenges and issues of balancing work, family, community, and personal responsibilities. We take this day seriously–it's not just a day to get out of school–it's a way to help young people get a clearer idea of what it's like to be out in the world and to examine social structures outside of their family."

 

Robert Drago, Pennsylvania State University

"When my daughters were younger, I found Take Our Daughters to Work Day invaluable, partly for the positive exposure to the world of work that it provided to my daughters, but also because it strengthened the bonds between us. Today, I believe in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day more broadly as a way to educate children regarding the world of work, a way to humanize our workplaces, and as a device to teach parents about how work looks from the family side (which is often an eye-opener!). Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work is a great way to open up the workplace to issues of family; to see a side of employees that is often (and unfortunately) hidden; and to educate children, employees, and managers to options around flexibility that we either already have or should have in the future."

 

Joe Kelly, Dads and Daughters

"Work-family balance is a central issue for every family member in our society now and for the foreseeable future. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day helps stimulate a national conversation about this crucial issue. I became part of the Take Our Daughters to Work Advisory Board because of my lifelong commitment to gender equity. I remained an advisor to the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work initiative for the same reason and because I think men (in particular) need to spend more time thinking and discussing work-family balance."

 

Kaman Aerospace Corporation - N. Bielot, S. Tadesse, and D. Oliveria

"This is the third year that we participated in the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day program, and every year sees more children and employee involvement! We highlight one of our products and walk the children through the business process, from Business Development to manufacturing to shipping and invoicing. Several employees are involved (parents wherever possible), explaining what they do for the product and what skills/education are required. The children have a great time seeing their parents/grandparents at work, learning about more than 15 professions, and seeing how everyone works together to make a product for the customer."

 

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