Board of Directors

The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Board of Directors are:

  • Carolyn McKecuen

    Carolyn McKecuen

    Executive Director

    Carolyn McKecuen has been the Chief Executive Officer of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® (TODASTW) Foundation since 2007. She played an integral role as a consultant in the Take Our Daughters To Work Day’s creation in 1992. Carolyn uses her expertise, leadership, and collaboration in business development and communications to advocate for changes in social policy and public awareness on behalf of youth. On April 25, 2019, during the 26st annual TODASTW Day, over 40 million participants at over 3 million workplaces took part in the time honored tradition of taking their child, a neighbor's child, or relative's child to the workplace.

     

  • Linda Calhoun

    Linda Calhoun

    Chairman for the Board of Directors

    Linda Calhoun is an entrepreneur, activist, and community leader based in San Francisco, California. A graduate of Boston University with a B.S. in Mass Communication, Linda's career path led her to work in international policy coordination, media, technology, and data management. Her work has met the unique and increasingly important intersections of STEM and Social Justice. Linda is the Founder and Executive Producer of Career Girls, a nonprofit that was created as a response to the inequality of opportunity that Linda encountered in her story. Linda is the President of the Career Girls board and additionally sits on the board for various other organizations such as Alliance for Girls and Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women.

     

  • Surabhi Lal

    Surabhi Lal

    Co-Chairman for the Board of Directors

    Surabhi is passionate about developing talent, cultivating good management and creating cultures where individuals and teams can thrive. Her career has spanned launching an educational site in India from the ground up, working in grant-making, and building capacity with young talent in New York City. Surabhi holds a M. Ed from The University of Vermont and two undergraduate degrees from Virginia Tech.

     

  • Ed Calhoun

    Ed Calhoun

    Treasurer for the Board of Directors

    Ed Calhoun grew up in Arkansas and graduated with a degree in Economics and Business from Hendrix College. He obtained his CPA license after working as an auditor for Ernst & Young, and pursued a career in real estate development, construction and management before focusing on art, video, and social justice. Ed is dedicated to mentoring future generations through the continued growth and impact of Career Girls. Ed is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.

     

  • Dave Oliveria

    Dave Oliveria

    Secretary for the Board of Directors

    Dave Oliveria grew up in Prescott, Arizona. He holds an Associates degree from Yavapai College, a BS in Industrial Technology and an MS degree in Organizational Management from Central Connecticut State University. Dave is a retired officer from the US Navy/Navy Reserve after 28 years combined service, including mobilization after 9/11 with a joint US Navy/US Coast Guard command. He also spent eight years with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 13, in various leadership roles including Committee Chairman.

     

  • Ida Siegal

    Ida Siegal

    Board Member

    Ida Siegal is an American television journalist who has been an on-air news reporter for NBC New York since January 2003.[2] She has covered a number of prominent stories during her career, such as the Howard Beach bias attack, the December 2005 transit strike, and the Blizzard of 2003. Siegal graduated magna cum laude from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a double major in broadcast journalism and public policy.

     

  • Elisabeth Cappuyns

    Elisabeth Cappuyns

    Board Member

    Elisabeth Cappuyns is the Director of Knowledge Management in the U.S. for DLA Piper, a global law firm. In this role, she creates and implements knowledge management (KM) strategies and programs for attorneys to help optimize the practice and business of law, including by using technology and innovative solutions.

    Before she started focusing on KM in 2013, she practiced corporate law for over 15 years at law firms in New York, London and Abu Dhabi. She holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a B.A from Drew University, and a Candidate in Law degree from the Catholic University of Louvain.

Advisory Board

The program's illustrious Advisory Board, made up of experts, academics, media professionals, and corporate supporters in the field of work-life, helps focus its efforts on shaping the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program. Since the inception of the program, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Advisory Board has met to discuss what materials, resources, information, and activities are needed to assist girls and boys in reaching their full potential in their present and future lives.

The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Advisory Board members are:

  • Carolyn McKecuen

    Carolyn McKecuen

    Executive Director
    Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation

  • Elisabeth Cuppuyns

    Elisabeth Cuppuyns

    Chairman for Advisory Board
    Director of Knowledge Management at DLA Piper (US)

  • Diane Lindsay Reeves

    Diane Lindsay Reeves

    Advisory Board Member
    Bright Futures Press

  • Dave Oliveria

    Dave Oliveria

    Secretary for Advisory Board
    Executive Director at Retirement, Inc.

  • Ellen Langas

    Ellen Langas

    Media Outreach
    President, NouSoma Communications, Inc.

  • Surabhi Lal

    Surabhi Lal

    Board of Directors
    Chief Impact Officer, Luminary

  • Mark Schramm

    Mark Schramm

    Internet Presence
    Chief Executive Officer, NetGyral International

  • Joanne Butler

    Joanne Butler

    Branding and Social Media Presence
    Butler Graphics

  • Ida Siegal

    Ida Siegal

    Board of Directors
    Author at Scholastic