So, what do you do for this big day? Take your kids to work? Does your firm or company participate?
"Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day has grown from a modest scope in its pilot year to include businesses large and small, unions, hospitals, manufacturing plants, arts groups, social agencies, schools and government offices. The latter list has included NASA, the CIA, the courts and legislative bodies.
"This year, the U.S. Senate expects 300 participants. That body now has 16 female senators. Fifteen years ago, it had two.
"Some workplaces simply invite employees to have their children, or someone else’s, shadow them for the day. Others hold organized activities.
"The law firm Cohen & Grigsby, which has held events on and off over the years, will introduce about 50 children to a range of careers, including paralegal, accountant and technology expert. They’ll also visit the courtroom of Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Christine Ward."