Clarity Partners’ Director of People and Culture, Colleen Egan, has been selected as a finalist for Illinois Technology Association’s 2017 ITA CityLIGHTS Prominent Women in Tech Award. The ITA CityLIGHTS Awards program honors companies and individuals whose innovation and success drive growth in the technology industry and Illinois.

After transitioning to a career in the technology and start-up space over 15 years ago, Colleen has become an influential entrepreneur, leader and mentor in the community, with a focus on the advancement of women in tech. Prior to joining Clarity she founded and led her own consulting practice, geared towards assisting start-ups. Over her career, Colleen also served as a C-level executive at several companies including 212°, a design and technology firm she helped to build; Zula, the first and award-winning 3D CGI children’s series; Akoo, one of the largest digital out-of-home networks in the country; and MyBestRX, a healthcare app she helped create.

“I am deeply humbled to be selected as a finalist for the ITA Prominent Women in Tech award,” said Colleen. “I have been in this space for over 15 years and it is wonderful being recognized.”

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 ITA CityLIGHTS Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 14 at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago.

Voting is open through 5:00 p.m. CST on Friday, August 18, at

“In her short time at Clarity, Colleen’s impact has already been immense,” said David Namkung, Founder and Managing Partner at Clarity. “I can only imagine how much influence she’s had on the tech community as a whole over her career, and look forward to seeing how her enthusiasm and talent will continue to enhance our team.”

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, LinkedIn, and @ITAbuzz on Twitter.

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 public sector and non-profit 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.