“Being a leader in any industry is no easy thing. But being a leader in tech can be an especially tall order. Between the breakneck speed with which new systems, tools and standards enter the field and the nuances of how companies leverage those new developments, there’s a lot to keep up with and the challenges never cease.”

Below are five women leaders at Chicago tech companies and how they are making changes their industries. 

Irem Metin: Vice President of Product at Shiftgig

“We had to become very disciplined about listening to our customers’ needs and prioritizing solutions that deliver highest impact.”

Brittany Carminati: President at Carminati Consulting

“We all gain our strength by enduring challenges and converting them into opportunities.”

Meg Rourke: Data Operations Manager at ktMINE

“We don’t balk at taking on hard-to-tackle issues, and it’s important to have several different types of thinkers in the room.”

Janet Halma: Chief Revenue Officer at SilkRoad Technology

“I challenge our team of talented women and men to be the best they can be every day, in everything they do.”

Mina Arsala: Chief Operating Officer at Inspirant Group

“I approach every client engagement from their point of view — it is about achieving their goals, not implementing our solution.”

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