Kaplan Institute Presents a Virtual “The Disruptors” Women Speakers Series: Conversation with Colleen Egan, First Woman CEO of the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition Moderated by Chicago Inno’s Katherine Davis

Join us in conversations with Chicago’s female leaders in technology and innovation to celebrate March’s Women’s History Month. This special event will be moderated by Chicago Inno’s very own, Katherine Davis.

Colleen Egan is the first woman CEO of the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and its institute, which support the innovation economy of Illinois through data, advocacy and policy, programming, support initiatives, and STEM education. She began her career as an oncology nurse before becoming a health care administrator and the founder of a health care startup. She was the operations leader at the public digital agency LEAP before co-founding and serving as the chief operating officer for the technology company Two Hundred Twelve Degrees | 212°. Egan was the COO and senior vice president of production for Zula USA and the executive vice president and COO of Akoo USA. She founded Tiger Puppet Studios, a consulting company focused on Chicago tech and startups, and later became a director at Clarity Partners, a management and technology consulting firm. Egan is a founding member of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul University. She received her education at Little Company of Mary Hospital School of Nursing and Lewis University.

Virtual Event Info (registration required)
Wednesday, March 31 at 12 p.m. CST
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In partnership with World Business Chicago’s ThinkChicago program and Women in Bio’s 3.8 Initiative, the Women Disruptors Series at Illinois Tech’s Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship celebrates women leaders in Chicago’s tech and innovation ecosystem.