After 35 years in high-tech, Myra Killeen retired and began volunteering with WE CAN, combining her love for Cape Cod and a desire to give back. She is often a voice on the phone for many of WE CAN’s participants and has been a member of the Upper Cape Outreach Committee for three years, as well as a mentor in the Path Maker’s program.
As an independent business consultant, Myra provided business analysis, project management and quality assurance oversight for the design and implementation of large eCommerce websites such as T.J.Maxx and El Corte Ingles, the largest retailer in Spain.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Myra held the position of Vice President at Oracle’s ATG (eCommerce platform – software operations), IBM’s Lotus Development SmartSuite product line, and Reed Elsevier Inc.’s Internet Applications Group where she managed technical consulting and site development for business units Lexis Nexus and Elsevier Science.
Combining her professional experience with a goal of giving back, Myra taught management and computer courses for adults completing their Associate degree. At Lotus, she was one of a small group of managers who initiated and implemented the first employee mentoring program that became the model for the entire corporation.
‘WE CAN has allowed me to support other women to achieve their goals, support their families and become contributing members of their communities. Nothing is more rewarding than helping expand WE CAN’s reach and breadth of services across Cape Cod.’