Megan McCann

5-Minute Lightning Talk on Career Failure

ARA Co-Founder and McCann Partners’ CEO Megan McCann presented a five-minute lightning talk to a crowd of 200+ during a recent Women in Tech breakfast hosted by General Assembly. Each of five speakers were asked…

#4TechDiversity Spotlight: Shradha Agarwal, President & Co-Founder, ContextMedia

I can’t think of a better person to carry our #4TechDiversity blog series into 2016 than the brilliant and groundbreaking tech entrepreneur Shradha Agarwal. Named a Champion of Change by the White House and the…

The IT Diversity Challenge

The Washington Post recently published an article by Joann Weiner titled, “Diversity is good. Why doesn’t everyone agree?” In the piece, Weiner sites multiple studies showing that companies who engage women in leadership positions are,…

The Challenge: Hiring in Our Own Image

In the early 1990’s, Dr. Deming’s Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management strategies that had revolutionized manufacturing were now sweeping through the consultant services industry. At the time, I was Manager of Planning and Environmental…

The WOW Factor: Insights from Women of Orbitz Worldwide’s Panel on Mentoring

Last month, I had the privilege of joining Women of Orbitz Worldwide, known as WOW—and, wow, is right! The group focuses on supporting and promoting women, coupled with a commitment to create opportunities for Orbitz…

What Online Dating and Finding a Mentor Have in Common

Searching for the right fit in both business and personal relationships can be a challenge. Nowadays, many singles look to online dating as a preferred first step towards a romantic partnership. Photos and profiles of…

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit: Lessons Learned from Inspiring Women

By their very nature, entrepreneurs tend to be self-motivated, problem solvers, risk-takers, and out-of-the-box thinkers. However, these same qualities can be beneficial in a more traditional work environment as well. So, how do you embrace…

What Equal Pay Legislation Means for You

Last week, President Obama signed into law an executive order which is an attempt to level the playing field in relation to the gender gap in compensation. Citing Census Bureau figures (pdf) showing that women…

My Takeaways from Women in Tech: The Male Perspective

Last week, ARA hosted Women in Tech: The Male Perspective. The panel presentation featured Matt Hancock, Executive Director, Chicago Tech Academy High School; Roger Liew, CTO, Orbitz; Howard Tullman, CEO, 1871; Bob Miano, CEO and…