Coronavirus and the 2020 National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day Event


April 16, 2020 UPDATE

Many people are seeking at-home activities to do on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Here are some ideas from our foundation's publicist, Michelle Tennant Nicholson. You can also download this grade school or teen and young adult booklet for at-home activity ideas from award-winning movie director and author, Barnet Bain. Share your success on your favorite social media and tag: #TODASTW, #WorkplaceSuperstars, #SparkingAhaMoments and #TakeOurDaughtersAndSonsToWork.

Introducing “Choose Your Own Date” for 2020

We at Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation understand the impact of COVID 19 will have upon the traditional fixed date of the fourth Thursday in April for the annual event. In recognition of these unprecedented times, we invite our partners and participants to choose your own date this year to do an in-person or virtual event as your circumstances warrant.

We invite you to use your creativity to design your event and to share your ideas on social media using #TODASTW and #WORKPLACESUPERSTARS to inspire others. For example, think of things you can teach your child about what you do then post it on social media using #TODASTW and #WORKPLACESUPERSTARS. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work will provide a list of questions for the child/interviewer and a moderated forum to post their videos.

As always, check our website, newsletter and social media for updates and resources. Also check virtual interviews we plan to add to the website.

Our Count Down Calendar will return when the new date is set for The 2020 National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day Event.

TODASTW 2020 Theme

The 2020 theme “Meet The Workplace Superstars” can be translated as three things. First, the kids going to the workplace, meeting the people who work there and seeing how each person no matter what level or position they have how important their jobs are. Secondly, how the employers think of the employees as superstars because they are the ones who make the workplace a success. Third, the kids are the future superstars of the workplace.

Become a Sponsor!

2020 Sponsorship Guide

Interested in being a sponsor?

Click on the 2020 Event Sponsorship Guidelines for more information on how you can become a sponsor and all the benefits you will receive or email us or call 1-800-676-7780.

The New Career Trading Card Game Sets

Each set includes 4 packs of 7 cards, a total of 28 cards per set for only $12.00 per set.

Career Trading Card Game Set 1   Career Trading Card Game Set 2

Career Trading Card Game Set Front   Career Trading Card Game Set Back

See our full 2020 gift lines here.

Book Series of 2020

Girls Who Rocked the World   More Girls Who Rocked the World   Boys Who Rocked the World
Girls and Boys who Rocked the World series by Michelle Roehm McCann & Amelie Welden can be purchased on Amazon.

Full Steam Ahead Book Series
Full Steam Ahead! book series by Diane Lindsey Reeves, Kim Childress and Kelly Gunzenhauser can be purchased here.

Amazing Mommies and Their Amazing Jobs
Amazing Mommies and Their Amazing Jobs by Donald Jacobson and Graham Evens can be purchased here.

Message From Our Executive Director


2019 was a phenomenal year and we expect 2020 to be even better!

Hello! My name is Carolyn McKecuen, President of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation®. I am also a business development and communications expert. I played an integral role in the creation of the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® and am actively involved in its celebration every year.

Throughout the many years I have thoroughly enjoyed devoting my life to creating opportunities for others. My husband, George McKecuen, and I cofounded McKecuen Consulting, Inc. Through McKecuen Consulting, Inc., I apply my expertise in business development, communication, and technology to support and expand nonprofit organizations and micro-enterprises all over the world. I have been the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of my efforts, including the Presidential Award for Public/Private Support in Microenterprise and the very highly prestigious MacArthur Genius Award.

In addition to the work I do at the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation®, I continue to consult with businesses, organizations, and nonprofits to devise strategies that will make them more effective, more efficient, and help them make a greater impact on the world. Among the places I have worked, it is an honor to include MacArthur Foundation Fellows and the State of North Carolina.

Warm regards,

Carolyn McKecuen (click to view Carolyn’s biography)
Executive Director
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation