Strength in numbers: Getting more women into tech
Before Facebook Inc.’s Sheryl Sandberg said to lean in and Yahoo Inc.’s Marissa Mayer showed she could have a baby and the corner office, too, a trio of Chicago women were taking aim at dismantling the boys’ club that is tech. Attract, Retain, Advance has more than 1,000 women who have participated in networking or other events since early last year. The group traces its roots to a dinner eight years ago attended by three women who were working in tech: Jane Gilligan Hamner, now managing director at tech-recruiting firm Harvey Nash USA; Megan McCann, president of recruiting firm McCann Partners; and Leslie Vickrey, CEO of ClearEdge Marketing.
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Posted by John Pletz in Crains’s Chicago Business on June 18, 2014