From The Publisher: May 10, 1993

Anyone who went to work last Wednesday had to notice that something unusual was going on. Everywhere you looked, mixed in with the regular crowds on trains, subways, sidewalks and elevators were new faces: young, eager, inquisitive, female. The occasion was the first annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a nationwide event sponsored by the Ms. Foundation. The idea was to boost the confidence and self-esteem of girls from 9 to 15 -- the age range, according to social scientists, when many girls somehow forget how competent they can be -- and to show them how wide the career opportunities...

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