Deloitte Welcomes Daughters Today
It's Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and for the eighth consecutive year Deloitte & Touche is a national sponsor of this Ms. Foundation event. As an active participant in the event, Deloitte expects to host more than 700 young women in its offices nationwide.
Symbolizing the firm's commitment to advancing women in the workplace, Deloitte takes special pride in its annual opportunity to introduce young women to the world of business and professional skills. To celebrate the event, girls age 9 to 16 are invited to spend the day in the office with a parent, friend, or other family member.
Take Our Daughters to Work Day was engineered by the Ms. Foundation ten years ago to engender and support an early interest in career planning among young women. By giving girls an early exposure to work environments, job responsibilities, and role models, it is hoped that the participants will realize that there are virtually no limits to their opportunities for business success.
"On this day, young women will begin to create a vision for their future as they consider the variety of career opportunities that await them," said James E. Copeland, Jr., chief executive officer of Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. "Our aim is to instill in these young women the confidence and realization that no career goal is out of their reach."
As part of the day's event, Deloitte & Touche has planned a number of imaginative activities. In addition to shadowing Deloitte employees throughout the day, participating young women will have the opportunity to hypothetically run their own business, and participate in instructive sessions on revenue forecasting, interviewing techniques, computer technology, and principles of advertising.
Deloitte & Touche currently leads the Big Five in the percentage of female partners and directors nationwide. The firm has also been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for seven consecutive years.