Megan Driscoll

Founder and CEO | PharmaLogics Recruiting

November 14, 2018

Growing with Purpose Podcast: "Do it For Your Daughters" with Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll believes that all people are equal and worthy  and she has the business practices to back it up. 

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Megan Driscoll, CEO and Founder of PharmaLogics Recruiting, a Boston-based global recruiting firm exclusively focused in life sciences. Megan's career as an entrepreneur is defined by hard work, innovation, and bold decisions that showcase her strong values. Megan is a staunch supporter of female leadership in business and an advocate for wage transparency and equality. Her mission-driven firm is a prime example of the power of business to do good in the personal and professional lives of employees. 

In this episode, hear how Megan has learned to lead with her heart, not her head — and how she recently realized that meant it's time to exit her company. Tune into Megan's story below:  


Show Notes 

[4:17] Upending the Traditional Recruiting Business

[5:51] In a Recession, Cannibalize Yourself

[12:52] Debunking the Stigma of Private Equity

[19:05] Lessons Learned from Humble Beginnings 

[24:53] Surviving a Bruising Employee Betrayal

[27:52] Do It for Your Daughters (And for Wage Transparency)

[32:14] Making the Most of a Millennial Workforce

[38:00] Leading with the Heart, Not the Head


Book that Influenced Megan's Leadership

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer




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About Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll is the dynamic Founder and CEO of PharmaLogics Recruiting, a global human capital organization established in 2003 with a staff of over 80 employees and an international headquarters in both Boston, Massachusetts and Basel, Switzerland. Megan is a staunch advocate for gender equality. Motivated by the utter lack of females in leadership roles in both the public and private sector, Megan launched the social media campaign, #doit4yourdaughters at Megan founded PharmaLogics in 2003 at the age of 28. PharmaLogics operated as a traditional contingency recruiting firm up until the 2008/2009 economic recession. It was then that Megan knew things had to change; she innovated a brand new hourly business model where PharmaLogics would charge clients based on the time it actually took to find candidates versus arbitrary fees based on salaries. This change has allowed her company to reduce fees industry wide by 50%. PharmaLogics has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company in America for four consecutive years, an Inc. Magazine Top Workplace, a Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firm, a Boston Globe Top Workplace, and a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work and Largest Executive Search Firm.