Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Amazing Opportunity For Tween Girls on Take Your Daughter to Work Day

We are NOT in the habit of promoting contests, but this one deserves an exception: Barbie (of all things!) is sponsoring an AMAZING opportunity for tween girls this Take Your Daughter to Work Day (April 22, 2010). The "I Can Be a Mentor" project is looking for girls ages 6 to 14 years old to shadow some REALLY inspiring women and report back about their work day and their advice for girls.

From their site: "In support of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day, many of these 10 Women to Watch in 2010 have generously committed to mentor a girl for one day so she can share her stories with girls everywhere. Can you imagine? A day in the life of any of these women would be a-mazing! If you think your daughter or a special girl in your life is perfect for this job, register now and tell me why. You can also upload a favorite photo or record a video and send it to me (don't worry, it won't be posted without your permission!)
After spending a day in the life with these fabulous women leaders, the girls will be asked to report back with photos, videos and a short written essay to share their experiences so girls everywhere can be inspired. They'll also be asked to attend a one-day celebration on April 22 to report their stories in support of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day."

Tween girls will have the chance to shadow one of these incredible women:

For tweens interested in books/writing:
  • J.K.Rowling (no description needed)
  • Susan Taylor (former Editor-in-Chief of Essence magazine)
For tweens interested in fashion:
  • Rachel Roy (fashion designer and mom)
  • Tavi Gevinson (tween fashion blogger; although we love her, we're not sure exactly how she fits into "Take Our Daughter to Work Day given that she's a full-time student herself)
  • Cindy Leive (Editor-in-Chief of Glamour magazine; NOTE: if your daughter shadows her, PLEASE report back on what they're doing about healthy body image in the media)
For the sporty tween:
  • Danica Patrick (NASCAR's celebrated female racer)
  • Gretchen Bleiler (Olympic snowboarder)
  • Brittany Lincicome (professional LPGA golfer)
For tweens interested in politics:
  • Marie Wilson (founder of the White House Project)
For tweens interested in science:
  • Yoky Matsuoka (Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Wisconsin)
The contest is free to enter, and Mattel promises not to post any information on your tween without your permission.

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