Frequently asked Questions

Girls and parents

Vienna Daughters’ Day is an opportunity for girls to spend a day at one of about 190 companies in Vienna and get first-hand impressions of the world of work. Its focus is on technical/digital, skilled manual and scientific professions.

The event is open to all girls aged between 11 and 16 years who go to school in Vienna, Lower Austria or Burgenland. Boys attend school as usual on Daughters’ Day. They have their own event – Boys’ Day – in autumn (www.boysday.at).

You are welcome to bring a girlfriend to Vienna Daughters’ Day, but you need to register individually for the event. You can either register online on toechtertag.at or one of your parents can register you directly with the company they work for (see “How can I register?” below).

No, there is no fee to participate in Vienna Daughters’ Day. The event is free both for girls and for companies.

On Daughters’ Day, girls spend a few hours at a company of their choice. There, they will have the opportunity to explore new professions in several workshops, meet interesting people who work with the company, and go behind the scenes to get a closer look at the company’s activities. The exact programme and duration of the event are different for each company.

There are two ways to register for Vienna Daughters’ Day:
1) Online registration: Visit the website toechtertag.at and pick a company. Registration starts on Monday after Vienna’s semester holidays in February.
2) Registration with the company: If you want to spend Daughters’ Day at your mum’s or dad’s place of work, your parents have to register you directly with the company. Of course, the company needs to be one of the businesses listed on toechtertag.at. Many companies are happy to allow you to bring a girlfriend.

Every company only invites a limited number of participants for Daughters’ Day. We try our best to match every girl with a company that suits her interests. We recommend you to register as early as possible for Vienna Daughters’ Day. Registration starts on Monday after Vienna’s semester holidays in February.

On Vienna Daughters’ Day you do not have to go to school. Once you have registered, you will get an email with a letter explaining your absence from school. Please give the letter to your school before Daughters’ Day. On Daughters’ Day, you will get a participation confirmation from the company. Please hand it in at your school after Daughters’ Day.

Liability insurance for companies:
Any damage caused by the participating girls is covered by a free liability insurance taken out by the Vienna Economic Chamber.

Accident insurance for girls:
Daughters’ Day is a school-related event. Therefore, all girls participating in this event are covered by pupils’ accident insurance (cf. Section 175 para. 5 Z 1 of the General Social Insurance Act). The journey to and from the company is part of the event and is also covered by the insurance.

You do not have to bring a registration confirmation. However, individual companies may have special requirements and may ask you, for example, to bring solid shoes. Please check the company profile on toechtertag.at.

Most companies offer lunch or a snack. But you are also welcome to bring your own snack.

The Daughters’ Day Office is available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 0800 22 22 10. Our email address is office@toechtertag.at.

Companies

Vienna Daughters’ Day is an opportunity for girls to spend a day at one of about 190 companies in Vienna and get first-hand impressions of the world of work. Its focus is on technical/digital, skilled manual and scientific professions.

The event is open to all girls aged between 11 and 16 years who go to school in Vienna, Lower Austria or Burgenland. Boys attend school as usual on Daughters’ Day. They have their own event – Boys’ Day – in autumn (www.boysday.at).

The event is open to all companies and institutions based in Vienna which offer jobs in technical/digital, skilled manual and/or scientific professions and have registered via toechtertag.at.

No, there is no fee to participate in Vienna Daughters’ Day. The event is free both for girls and for companies.

The number of girls will vary depending on the size of the company. Most companies invite between 5 and 50 girls. For small companies it is, of course, also possible to invite only one girl.

The companies can choose whether they want to invite only daughters of their staff (and daughters’ girlfriends) or also other interested girls who register via toechtertag.at. In addition, companies can also choose if they want to invite only younger girls (11-13 years) or only older girls (14-16 years) or both age groups. Most companies do not state a preference for a particular age group. Some programmes are better suited for older girls, for example because they require computer skills.

On Daughters’ Day, girls spend a few hours at a company of their choice. There, they will have the opportunity to explore new professions in several workshops, meet interesting people who work with the company, and go behind the scenes to get a closer look at the company’s activities. The exact programme and duration of the event are different for each company.

Liability insurance for companies:
Any damage caused by the participating girls is covered by a free liability insurance taken out by the Vienna Economic Chamber.

Accident insurance for girls:
Daughters’ Day is a school-related event. Therefore, all girls participating in this event are covered by pupils’ accident insurance (cf. Section 175 para. 5 Z 1 of the General Social Insurance Act). The journey to and from the company is part of the event and is also covered by the insurance.

We generally recommend a preparation phase of four to six weeks. We are happy to assist you with planning your programme.

On Daughters’ Day, girls will spend between five and six hours at your company. To provide you with some ideas for planning your programme, we have listed a few activities which you could do during the day, but of course do not have to:

Getting started
– Brief welcome, breakfast
– Presentation of the company and the programme
– Organisational matters (maybe split the girls into groups; provide safety instructions)

Hands-on activities
Please plan several varied activities.
– Offer workshops with practical activities
– Let girls try out machinery/equipment
– Let girls make a workpiece to take home

Meeting with staff members
– Girls meet individual staff members and learn about their training and career pathways
– Female specialised and executive staff tell girls about their careers and discuss the various occupations and professions practiced in the company

Conclusion
– Review of the day
– Give the girls the Daughters’ Day info bag and perhaps a small leaving present
– Have the girls evaluate the event on site (by means of printed questionnaires)

Public relations work
– Girls are accompanied by a photo and/or film team – either for your website or for a press release of your company (when they register, the girls agree that pictures and videos of them may be taken)
– Social media activities

The Daughters’ Day Office is available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 0800 22 22 10. Our email address is office@toechtertag.at.

Teachers

Vienna Daughters’ Day is an opportunity for girls to spend a day at one of about 190 companies in Vienna and get first-hand impressions of the world of work. Its focus is on technical/digital, skilled manual and scientific professions.

The event is open to all girls aged between 11 and 16 years who go to school in Vienna, Lower Austria or Burgenland. Boys attend school as usual on Daughters’ Day. They have their own event – Boys’ Day – in autumn (www.boysday.at).

The event is open to all companies and institutions based in Vienna which offer jobs in technical/digital, skilled manual and/or scientific professions and have registered via toechtertag.at.

On Daughters’ Day all participating girls from Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland are excused from school. Once they have registered, participants will receive a letter to excuse their absence from school, which they have to hand in at their schools before Daughters’ Day. On Daughters’ Day, the participating girls will get a participation confirmation which they also have to hand in at their schools. Please allow your pupils to participate in Vienna’s Daughters’ Day and do not schedule any tests or written exams for this day.

No, there is no fee to participate in Vienna Daughters’ Day. The event is free both for girls and for companies.

Liability insurance for companies:
Any damage caused by the participating girls is covered by a free liability insurance taken out by the Vienna Economic Chamber.

Accident insurance for girls:
Daughters’ Day is a school-related event. Therefore, all girls participating in this event are covered by pupils’ accident insurance (cf. Section 175 para. 5 Z 1 of the General Social Insurance Act). The journey to and from the company is part of the event and is also covered by the insurance.

The Daughters’ Day Office is available from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 0800 22 22 10. Our email address is office@toechtertag.at.