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We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology. We are featuring great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advice on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech.
Join us for lightning talks by a handful of amazing women in the Chicago tech scene and take a deeper dive into the issues women face in the tech industry and find solutions to how we can rise above the obstacles and thrive in this growing field.
Director of Talent,
Brittani has been working for start up companies for over nine years and is currently the Director of Talent for Vivid Seats. Brittani previously led the Recruiting function at Vivid Seats, but recently shifted focus to help build out the onboarding program along with ongoing employee development, career pathing, and talent management.
Prior to Vivid Seats, Brittani oversaw the entire Talent (HR) function at Spring Rewards, including recruitment, employee engagement, comp and benefits, professional education, and talent management. Other Chicago start ups that Brittani was involved with include Centro, Inc. (a Chicago based company in the digital advertising space) and Echo Global Logistics (a Chicago start up in the transportation industry), where she built the Learning & Development functions from the ground up and has experience leading large scale Sales conferences, new employee orientation, ongoing employee development, Leadership and Management programs.
Brittani was raised in upstate New York. She received her Bachelors in Psychology at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA, then made her way to Chicago for her Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Brittani and her husband have grown roots in Chicago and now call it home.
Jane Gilligan Hamner VP of Business Development, Harvey Nash; Co- Founder, ARA
As vice president of business development, Jane Gilligan Hamner is a key leader in developing and delivering a variety of IT solutions to clients nationwide. Hamner leverages her extensive sales background and more than 25 years of recruiting experience to fulfill her clients’ unique talent needs. Prior to joining Harvey Nash in 2007, she served as VP of sales at TransTech and as a regional VP at Spherion. Hamner is a founding member of ARA, a national organization focused on attracting, retaining and advancing women in technology. She is also a member of the Chicago Executive Women’s Networking Group and Executives’ Club of Chicago, sponsor and volunteer for i.c. stars and a sponsor for Chicago Innovation Awards. In 2015 and 2016, Hamner was selected to the Techweek 100 and Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation Vault. She has an undergraduate degree in business management from Salve Regina University.
Freehand Hotel is located in Chicago’s downtown River North neighborhood, housed in a classic 1927 building. Inside, we’ve collaborated with design firm Roman and Williams to transform the former Tokyo Hotel. On the lobby floor you will find a second edition of our celebrated Broken Shaker mixology bar, serving up signature cocktails and bites. Café Integral welcomes you as you enter the hotel to try out fine Nicaraguan coffee and seasonal dishes. With innovative design, affordable shared and private rooms, dynamic food and beverage programs and a comfortable community atmosphere your choice for a stress-free stay in Chicago couldn't be simpler.
Freehand is part of a larger hotel group, Sydell Group, which includes NoMad, Line, and Saguaro.
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