Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Event

Thursday, April 22, 2021









TODASTW 2021 Logo

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® is an international event celebrated by millions of students, parents, educators, and employers. In recent years, the event has grown to annually involve more than 44.5 million participants in the U.S. and in over 187 countries.

For next year’s event on April 22, 2021, we are planning to tap into technologies that have brought the world together during this time of increased isolation by offering a hybrid virtual option with both live and pre-recorded resources.

We are creating a program with content focused on children and their teachers to allow them to participate from school, home, or wherever they are. We are considering various options, including live speakers, videos showing different jobs, Q&A sessions, and interactive features.

We welcome engagement from companies and businesses that want to participate with sponsorship and workplace virtual tours. We also plan to provide resources for those companies that may be in a position to host in-person programs.

This new approach will allow us to reach more children no matter their location or access to their parents’ employers. As a result, we will be able stay true to our mission of creating more equitable opportunities for children to experience different workplaces and career options.

For our full statement, please click here.

By taking this survey you will help us to give the kids a more unique educational experience.

If you are interested in the Career Clusters or need more information click onto the reference links below:

Career Clusters
Career Cluster Pathways PDF

Become a Sponsor!

2021 Sponsorship Guide

Interested in being a sponsor?

Click on the 2021 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.

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.

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.

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