Maryl likes this new LinkedIn program
UI Designer, Data scientist and Social media manager according to the LinkedIn survey.
I was a big supporter of Take Your Daughters To Work until it became compromised by adding sons, totally missing the point of the program in the first place. Decades earlier my father would take me to work with him on a Saturday. That was in the art department of a large drug company and I would get paid $5 for helping out as he created the mechanicals for the packaging of Bayer aspirin or Phillips Milk of Magnesia. My dad showed me the different departments and that's how I learned about the many career opportunities open to me. (At my high school the emphasis was mostly on teacher, nurse or nun.)
The purpose of Bring In Your Parents
Day is a teaching exchange between parents and their professional working children. Moms and dads gain greater understanding and admiration for their daughters' and sons' job responsibilities so parents in turn can offer more specific support and input borrowing from their years in the work force. Companies win indirectly through this knowledge swap too. As one mother commented, when you see your child out there in the workplace it's when you finally realize that "your job is done". The overall assessment of how the program was received isn't tallied yet but one can only hope the event is repeated next year or that work establishments will make this an informal program at their offices throughout the year.
I have enjoyed taking my goddaughter and daughter to work in the past. I hope someday they will take me to work with them.