Win the Chance to Shadow J.K. Rowling on Take Your Daughter to Work Day with Barbie

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Mar 17, 2010

Posted by John Admin

After naming Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling among the 10 Women to Watch in 2010, the Barbie I Can Be website has announced a new competition where you can win the chance to be shadow J.K. Rowling for a day. The competition is only open to girls between the age of 6 and 14 (as of the 1st of March, 2010) and the winners will be asked to report back about their experiences with “photos, videos and a short written essay.” Other women winning girls will have the opportunity to shadow include Editor-in-Chief of Glamour Magazine Cindi Leive, Professor Yoky Matsuoka of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington and Olympic Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler. Entries must be in by the 22nd of March and you can find more information here on the I Can Be website.





58 Responses to Win the Chance to Shadow J.K. Rowling on Take Your Daughter to Work Day with Barbie

Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: So cool!!! i don't have that age!!! XP =/Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: 1stAvatar Imagekimmybabii says: wish I was young enough :( first time I've ever wanted 2 b younger hahaAvatar Imagepenguin1124 says: I always hate take your daughter to work day because my twin sister would always be allowed to go with my dad and I never wasAvatar ImageImmortal Phoenix says: I wish I was that age again. :(Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: I wish my daughter Gretchen was old enough, she is only 4!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: That is so cool!! Wish I could do it, but yet I'm too old being 19. hahaAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: see, i can think about that! 14 - mwaahhahahah!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageKissa says: I should enter my sister, she\s 14. ;)Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: sigh. i am. no longer fourteen! oh well. good luck to others! :DAvatar ImageWillowEve says: Too bad I'm too old! good luck to all who enter!Avatar ImageApple says: My daughter would love to try for this BUT we don't live in the US. Argh!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I consider it a heinous tragedy that I cannot participate in this contest, being a nineteen-year-old male. Good luck to all who enter, though!Avatar Imagemew5645 says: Wow go you have to be female???? Avatar ImageNundu says: What an amazing opportunity that would be! Good luck to all who enter!Avatar Imageallprostar31 says: This is not the only time I've wanted to be a 14 year old girl...Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: This is a fantastic opportunity for one lucky young woman, I only wish that I was 7/8 years younger so that I could enter. Good luck to everyone who tries though.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: r u kidding me i have to job shadow someone this year how cool woul dit have been if i job shadowed j.k rowlingAvatar Imagealicia00 says: wow that would be soo coolAvatar Imageagentzac says: Wow, Danica's on the list. Too bad I'm a guy (and too old). I wonder if she'll take the girl for a spin around the race track? Avatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: Why do I have to be 15??Avatar Imagekingdomkey1121 says: Too bad I'm 17.... hahaAvatar ImageSaskiaM says: Huh?? This makes no sense. First of all, what about JKR's section on her website, the bit where she talks about the unfair ways society projects "good" things onto skinny people and girls call each other fat and so on? I would think Barbie would be another example of that -- they're not going to be making her doll particularly plump, I don't think. Also, I know I've read an interview where someone asks what it would be like to follow her around for a day, and she just said something like, "very boring, because all I do is sit in a cafe". So... what would this "winner" do? Where would they go? I can't imagine her lawyers would allow them to read anything as-yet-unpublished by JKR and I find it hard to visualize her letting them as well, at least before editing. I'm annoyed by this. JKR has always been one of the people I most admire and to let them do this... I don't know. It seems to go against everything she's said about appearances and morals and so forth. Quite aggravating.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Grrrrrrr can't enter!Avatar Imageroonwit says: Read the small print - many of these 10 Women to Watch in 2010 have generously committed to mentor a girl for one day - that is MANY not ALL. So JKR may or may not be one of the people taking part in this, and given the competition is in the US and Jo is based in the UK I think it less likely that Jo is one of those who has volunteered.Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: ok 16 isnt too old hy cant i shawdow her :(Avatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: ok 16 isnt too old hy cant i shawdow her :(Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Hmm.. I wonder if I could pretend to be 14?? But seriously this is a great opportunity for a few lucky girls- and I'm so glad they picked smart and inspirational women for this!!! Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: YES IM THAT AGE!!!! Barely :D BUT YES! ENTERINGAvatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: This sounds interesting, but I'm not quite sure that I am grasping the concept, but good luck to all young witches that enter!Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: that's amazing! though they make it sound like stalking. >.>Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: would be nice to be a girl hereAvatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: YES! I'm young enough! But will my mom let me? NO :(Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Ha ha ZachBlack! I'm so lucky I'm a girl.Avatar ImageGinnyPotter811 says: What an amazing contest! If only I were 14 again! Avatar ImageCatherine says: IM 15!!! IM A YEAR TO OLD!!! NO WAY! oh, *sniff, thats just my luck! Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: OOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! I am so going to enter this competition..................Lucky me!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: OOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! I am so going to enter this competition..................Lucky me!Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: i think i can pull it off im a 22 year, 6 foot 5in male i think i got a chance!!! Avatar ImagePollytomat says: it will be great to watch a "report" after)) Avatar ImageBellatrixGranger says: bah the girls get all the fun! : p good luck allAvatar Imagehermionenluna says: must do this! Avatar Imageowanalilypotter says: OH MY GOD!! This is the SECOND time I would've been perfect for a contest like this, if only I lived in the USA!! *sigh*Avatar Imageshowersinger34 says: http://www.icanbementor.com/ JKR isn't participating! please make this known. Avatar ImageStellar Sound says: If only I were two years younger...Avatar Imagehewy says: What a wonderful opportunity for both young women and men! Best of luck to the winner!!!Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: Wow!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: I LOOK 14 does that workout??Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M NOT THE RIGHT AGE.Avatar ImageSlytherin_Smile says: Awww. :( On the bottom, it says J.K. Rowling isn't participating. Avatar ImageScylla says: I'm going to enter! Hehe!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Darn to bad im considered old. I loved barbies :sigh:Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: This should be really fun... An amazing opportunity! But I can't help thinking that it would be even more amazing if kids from other countries and both genders could participate. Oh well... What sould we expect: this is "Barbie I can be" after all. I guess it sould be implyed. Still I can't help it.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: How cool! My daughter isn't old enough yet, but wow!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Wow, can you imagine? That would be a defining moment in a child's life! I wonder if it would be a full day or just a few hours. Awesome! Avatar Imageharrygetsme says: awww, wish i was in the right age group :PAvatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: lol.. i was 14 on the 8th of March so just missed it :P But I don't think I would have entered anyway..Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: and I'm not in the US

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