Image: Courtesy Seattle Business Magazine, Daring Women, 2019.
Meet Our Founder: Megan McNally
Our Chief Strategist, Lead Consultant, and Managing Director, Megan is a Seattle-based attorney, strategy consultant, and community builder. She brings executive-level leadership and on-the-ground tactical experience to all aspects of organizational design, legal strategy, and corporate development. Our clients appreciate her empathy, humor, and collaborative approach whether strategizing the future or solving complex problems.
Megan’s work has spanned nearly three decades, most sectors, and many industries. She has served as an organizational leader, consultant, educator, and public speaker, including executive roles with the NPower National Network, Washington State Bar Association & Foundation, Pacific Science Center, and Diana Sports|TV, a sports media startup she founded to help sports fans discover and connect with women’s sports. What each of these organizations has in common is that there is a community at the very heart of what they do and why they do it. Megan is most passionate about using her experience to help great leaders build community-driven organizations that deliver exceptional results beyond profit.
Megan is a fierce advocate for gender equality. She is the founder of the The FBomb Breakfast Club - a peer support community of 5,000 female founders and women business owners that earned a spot as a finalist for Geekwire Newcomer of the Year 2018. Female Founders Alliance (now Graham & Walker) honored her with its first Champion Advocate Award, Seattle Magazine named her a person of influence, and Seattle University School of Law recognized her as one of its notable alumni. In addition to being an active angel investor, Megan is proud to be a limited partner in several venture capital funds founded and led by women, including funds at Portfolia, First Row Partners, and Graham & Walker.
Today she serves on the University of Washington Nonprofit Management Advisory Board, Washington Women Lawyers King County Chapter Board of Directors, and on multiple editorial and startup advisory boards. She has been featured in Geekwire, the Puget Sound Business Journal, Seattle Lawyer, and more, and is a frequent speaker on leadership, community, and the power of failure. She is a two-time winner of The Moth storytelling competition, including one story slam and one grand slam.
On sunny days you can probably find Megan on her bike, training to follow the inaugural Tour de France Femmes (however slowly) in the summer of 2022.
Meet: Sophie Gagnaire, Administrative Manager
Sophie has served as a detail-oriented program coordinator in a range of sectors and organizations, including, Kati Collective, Claxon Marketing, Vashon Youth and Family Services, and the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs. She is a strong advocate for supporting all women and serves on the board of Vashon Sisterhood.
Sophie has a passion for travel, having been to over 35 countries, bringing a cross-cultural lens to her work. During undergrad, she won the Long Island University prize for undergraduate research for her senior thesis on the impacts of post-genocide jurisprudence and her writing has been published in the International Journal of Rule of Law, Transitional Justice and Human Rights.
Based in Manhattan, you can find Sophie exploring museums or trying new restaurants in her free time.