Megan Lilly

Tell us your story.

I never thought I wanted to get involved in the digital space until I was thrown right into it. I was always interested in technology, but it was not what I studied in school. Even though I received numerous technology awards in high school and college, it was not really what I thought I wanted to do as a career. However, my first job out of college was with a digital marketing agency focused on the hospitality industry. To be honest, I had no idea what I was signing up for; I was just excited to be an employed graduate. During my four and a half years with that company, I was exposed to not only digital marketing, but had the opportunity to shape product development, manage new website builds, and so many other great digital/tech projects. The digital space is definitely a field that I had to grow to love over the years, but I'm so glad I made the jump into the technology world!

What advice to you have to share with other women and young girls?

It is awesome being a woman in the digital culture! I feel like there are so few of us, so fellow digital women are always really supportive. I think every women entering the digital/tech world should work to find a mentor. It goes a long way. In fact, I recently joined a company called Virid and am lucky to work for a great manager and mentor who was also featured in the Women in Tech campaign, Lauren Shanta.

The Women in Tech campaign exists to help redefine what women in technology means in the 21st century. Started independently by a group of professional women who, after many impassioned discussions about women in tech knew we wanted to expand this definition beyond 'traditional' technology skills. To us, it includes most every current, emerging or evolving role within an organization. By featuring leaders and emerging leaders across industries who embody this we hope to collectively 'stand up', be proud of our place in the digital world and inspire young women or those new to the 'tech space' to get involved.