AWARDS & BOARDS
Megan is very active in the community and has served on boards for more than a decade including:
YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Board of Directors
Lifespan, an organization fighting domestic violence, Board Member
The Ross K. MacNeill Foundation, Chair of the Board
Coalition of Women's Initiatives In Law, Executive Board and Board of Directors
LSC Belding Elementary, Local School Council, Chair
Leadership Council for Human Rights, Board of Directors
Women in Management, Executive Board and Board of Directors
2018 WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Megan Mathias was the recipient of the 2018 Woman of the Year Award from #WeWillWomen for her inspirational community leadership, core value of women’s empowerment and dedication in her commitment and advocacy for women. We Will is a bi-partisan organization of 7,000+ members which supports the empowerment of women.
2018 FOUNDING MOMS HONOREE
"Megan has three children and is an attorney who advocates for rights of children, moms, and underserved communities. She is working on policies to improve access to affordable childcare for all communities. By developing close relationships with her clients, she is able to provide advance key strategic advice and unmatched personal attention. She also uses her expansive network to immediately connect and resource on her clients' behalf." - Jill Salzman, The Founding Moms Founder
2017 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARD BY BEST LAWYERS MAGAZINE
In 2017 Megan was nominated for the Women of Influence Award by Best Lawyers Magazine. The Women of Influence awards are the result of the first-ever collaboration between the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers. Coalition members in both private and general practice submitted nominations, with each nominee named for her outstanding work in her area of expertise.
2015 ALTA MAY HULETT AWARD RECIPIENT
Megan Mathias was awarded the Alta May Hulett Award, named for the first woman lawyer in Illinois, for her sustained, active commitment to the advancement of women throughout her career.
2011 NATIONAL CHARLOTTE DANSTROM WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SERVICE TO WOMEN
Megan Mathias was awarded the National 2011 Charlotte Danstrom Women of Achievement award from Women in Management, Inc. Ms. Mathias received this award as the result of her work in the advancement of women in the workplace.
2010 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Megan Mathias was the recipient of the 2010 Woman of Achievement Award from the Northwest Cook Chapter of Women in Management, Inc., an organization focused on the empowerment of women in the workplace. The organization since changed its name to Women in McHenry County (WIM3).