Congresswomen "Adopt" a Daughter for Annual Capitol Hill Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

April 22, 2010 — Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, and Women's Policy, Inc. marked the 18th anniversary of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day by pairing a diverse group of girls with Members of Congress for the day, continuing the tradition of bringing girls to Capitol Hill to witness firsthand the crucial role women play in shaping public policy.

The event provided a unique opportunity for girls to spend the day with a female role model, learn about the political process, and envision themselves as leaders. In addition to meeting with women Members of Congress throughout the day, the girls also attended a press conference held by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The girls asked questions of the Speaker ranging from female leadership to environmental issues, and enjoyed the view from the Speaker's balcony where she personally greeted each girl. Additionally, the girls attended a lunch event hosted by the Century Council featuring Olympians Apolo Ohno and Dana Torres, who provided tips on making healthy lifestyle choices.

The Capitol Hill Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is sponsored in conjunction with Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, and Reps. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Kay Granger (R-TX), Vice-Chairs of the Caucus.