Colleen D. Egan, Director of People and Culture at Clarity Partners, has been selected as a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association’s 2018 ITA CityLIGHTS Prominent Woman in Tech Award. Ms. Egan, a finalist for the second year in a row, has had a long career as a leader in the technology industry and was recently recognized with Connected World magazine’s 2018 Women of M2M award.

The ITA CityLIGHTS Awards program honors companies and individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in the technology industry and Illinois.

“We are proud to have Colleen on our team and thrilled for her to be recognized again as a CityLIGHTS finalist,” said Rodney Zech, a founder and managing partner at Clarity. “With her depth of experience, demonstrated leadership, and pioneering mindset, she’s more than deserving to be included on this list of innovators.”

The winners for each category, with the exception of the CityLIGHTS Industry Champion, are determined by a compilation of the judges’ scores and voting by the public at large. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 13 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.

“This year’s finalists showcase the best of the best within the Chicago tech ecosystem,” said Julia Kanouse, CEO at ITA. “Our judges did an outstanding job selecting leaders and companies that exemplify the heart and soul of our community – hardworking, pragmatic businesses that are driving the industry forward and creating a lasting impact on the future of Chicago.”

About ITA

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) scales Illinois tech companies. With innovative resources that allow members to collaborate with each other, build their talent networks and elevate their local and national presence, ITA is the region’s strongest advocate for fostering innovation and growth. Founded in 2005 and supporting 500-plus growth-stage tech companies, ITA has a rich history of driving business forward. For more information, visit, follow @ITAbuzz on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.

About Clarity Partners

Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex higher education, public sector, and commercial sector challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.