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Our Story

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We Believed. Long Before Inclusion & Diversity  Became Hashtags. 

At InspiHER Tech, we believe that inclusion and diversity are everyone’s responsibilities. Our mission is to provide career strategies, programs, community and steadfast support for women in IT and companies striving for an inclusive workplace culture. We are a strong, clear voice for inclusion and we champion for others and provide career growth from the inside and out.

We Believe That:

  • ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER. You are in the driver’s seat of your job, career and life.
  • INCLUSIVITY TRANSFORMS. An inclusive workplace culture leads to greater opportunities for men, women and businesses.
  • WE ARE ALL PART OF THE SOLUTION. It will take all of us working together to build a vibrant, inclusive workplace culture.

Meet Laurie Swanson, our Founder and CEO, 

and hear her story and the inspiHERation behind who we are.

LAURIE SWANSON
Founder & CEO

Career Strategist | Inclusion Advocate

FIRST, SHE WAS A CODER. Laurie studied business and information technology (IT) at the University of Texas. She started as a computer programmer before moving into Technology Recruiting and Technology Sales. She founded The Laso Corporation, a boutique Information Technology search firm, in 1995. Laso has evolved into InspiHER Tech, supporting Laurie’s mission to bring equal pay and opportunities to women while removing biases that get in the way of fostering an inclusive information technology team.

Dubbed a “Champion of Others” by clients, she believes growth starts from the inside – for people and companies. She serves on the advisory board for Hub88, a tech hub in Chicago’s west suburbs, as a mentor for the INCubatoredu program for high school entrepreneurs, is a long term member of her local Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers with her city’s Fine and Cultural Arts Commission. Laurie regularly coaches, leads workshops and speaks ON career, collaboration and culture and speaks UP for women in the Technology workplace.

Meet Team InspiHER Tech

Working together in support of our mission to #HIREMOREWOMENINTECH

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RUTH KNORRING
Office Administration

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DEBBIE NORK
Office Administration

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DAWN CAHILL
IT Recruiter

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NADA DJURIC
Marketing

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RYAN FOSTER
Graphic Designer

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MICHELE KELLY
Co-founder K+L Storytellers
Content Strategy

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MARY BETH MORAN
Kirkby, Phelan and Associates
Finance and Accounting Expert

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KIMBERLY A. HOUSER
Legal Counsel

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VARGA & SONS
IT Suppport