UB Plans 'take Our Daughters to Work' Program

By Arthur Page

Release Date: April 10, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will hold its third annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day on April 23 as part of a national celebration organized by the Ms. Foundation. It will be presented by the UB Task Force on Women.

Among area employers, UB has organized one of the larger annual Take Our Daughters to Work programs, designed to increase girls' self-esteem and to show them careers that are available to them.

As many as 350 girls ages 9-14 are expected to participate in UB's program, which will emphasize a variety of career options, especially those involving math and science, two fields in which girls still lag academically behind boys.

Girls attending UB's program will include about 90 from Buffalo who are attending through Preventionfocus, a not-for-profit substance-abuse and teen-pregnancy agency in Buffalo.

UB's program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. Jacqueline Mitchell, dean of the Graduate School of Education, will present the keynote address at 9:15 a.m.

Site visits to offices on UB's North and South campuses will be held from 10:45-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Afterward, parents and adult sponsors will take their daughters to their offices for the remainder of the day.

The program has been put together by an all-volunteer planning committee chaired by Bernice Noble, professor of microbiology and co-chair of the Task Force on Women, and Deborah Scott, director of donor relations and stewardship in the Office of University Development.