WHO AM I...
A true tech community leader, Megan is the co-founder and President of Portland Women in Tech (PDXWIT), a 501c3 nonprofit. She created and continues to lead the organization with a singular focus on empowering women and underrepresented groups to join tech, while at the same time, supporting and empowering individuals to stay in tech. This is done by connecting people to companies, mentors and skill-building opportunities. The PDXWIT community is nearly 5000 strong — representing 29% of Portland’s tech workforce — and includes the support of 70+ tech companies. Above all, Megan is committed to building a diverse and inclusive tech community.
In her day job, Megan is the Director of Customer Care at Jama Software, responsible for the Global Technical Support and Technical Account Management teams. Her favorite part of the job is the eclectic and quirky mix of personalities that showcase the team as a social experiment in how to turn being yourself into a high-performing team.
Finally — and most importantly! — Megan is the mother of two young children, Jette (5) and Francis (2), and enjoys packing everyone up with husband Scott Bigelow for bike rides to nearby swing sets.