The early nineties opened our eyes to the crisis facing young women in this country, as bestsellers like Reviving Ophelia explored the startling loss of confidence that besets girls at adolescence. In response, the Ms. Foundation created Take Our Daughters to Work� Day: a national intervention which became successful beyond all imagination. Every last Thursday in April, for one day, millions of girls experience the adult workplace firsthand. As the Ms. Foundation discovered, girls come away from that experience with important lessons that lead to a lifetime of confidence. These lessons, gathered together in Girls Seen and Heard, can help girls soar when they take their place as women in the world and in the workforce. Girls learn how to make their voices heard, take control of their lives, and invest in their futures. Following practical instructions that reach beyond theory, girls gain the knowledge necessary to collaborate with others; to network and negotiate; to effect change; and to rise to all of life�s challenges. An interactive manual for parents of girls of all ages, the book includes a reader�s group guide and a resource directory. Published to coincide with Take Our Daughters to Work� Day 1998, the messages in this book are indispensable for girls: believe in your abilities, explore your options, command respect. To date, the focus has been on defining the problems that beset girls at adolescence; here, finally, are long-term concrete solutions that will help girls turn their dreams of the future into reality.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)|