As the Vice President of Sustainability & CSR, Megan creates and manages the strategic planning for all social justice and environmental stewardship endeavors for The Cheesecake Factory and its subsidiaries, domestic and internationally. Recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® for five consecutive years, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated owns and operates more than 210 full-service, casual dining restaurants throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. Internationally, 21 The Cheesecake Factory® restaurants operate under licensing agreements. The Cheesecake Factory employs more than 39,000 staff members.
As the founder of RAMSHEAD Inc (www.ramsheadinc.com), a leadership consultancy that specializes in teaching and developing consent frameworks within corporate environments, Megan demonstrates how we violate consent every day on the smallest levels. Megan successfully combines over a decade of corporate leadership with a deep academic and practical understanding in order to teach individuals and corporations how to embrace and implement the framework of negotiated consent.
Megan has cultivated a unique approach to leading women through boundary-setting skills that allow them to isolate their specific goals and move rapidly towards achieving them. By harnessing the power of no – and letting go of the mentality that we can have it all if we just work hard enough – Megan has found her passion in coaching women to work strategically in alignment with their desires and goals. She was honored to explore these subjects in a TEDx Talk and a TED2019 workshop and was awarded a 2019 Fortune Best Places to Work for All Leadership Award for Innovation.
Megan has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, a Masters in Environmental Policy and Management, a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Sustainable Marketing, and PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has studied across the world, from the urban jungle of Manhattan to the rainforest of Queensland, Australia and her work spans Fortune 500 companies, governmental organizations, academia, and non-profits.
In her free time (when there is any), Megan volunteers for several dog rescues and serves as a foster home for special needs French Bulldogs – two of which have become her forever children. Megan enjoys traveling and finding great “hole-in-the-wall” food spots. As a queer woman, it is important to Megan to spend time mentoring and coaching LGBTQ youth and young adults in her community.