A mother and legislator, Senator Debbe Leftwich authored and gained passage of Senate Resolution 25, declaring Thursday April 28th “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in Oklahoma.
The resolution was unanimously adopted by the full Senate on Monday.
“As a mother of two boys, I think it is important to not only bring your daughters to work, but include your sons in that day as well. Initially, the Ms. Foundation started Bring Your Daughters to Work Day and in 2003 it was extended to include those mothers and fathers who have sons as well,” stated the Democrat from South Oklahoma City.
The day was designed to encourage families to spend a day in the life of mom or dad. It also provides a chance for children to explore a variety of opportunities in the workplace, exposes them to see how their parents spend their work day, shows the value of education and provides girls and boys alike an opportunity to share how they envision their future in the working world.
This is a national event that has been spearheaded by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women through the Office of Personnel Management and by the Women’s Legislative Network – a division of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). Business leaders are encouraged to participate in the event. This year’s them is “Sharing Power and Possibility.”
“I’m happy that SR 25 was adopted by the Senate. I believe it is extremely important for parents to show their children what they do in a regular work day,” stated Leftwich. “Bring Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day provides a great experience not only for the child but for the parent as well. Parents are the main role model in the child’s life and this day will work to instill the sense of a good work ethic, which will lead to a brighter future for all Oklahomans.”