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Mary Egan
Mary Egan

Mary Egan


Seattle, WA USA

"What I did when I was 23 has nothing to do with what I do today...but that doesn't mean I wish I hadn't done it."

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Mary's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Food, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I help families eat meals together by making it easier for parents to plan, shop, and prepare home cooked meals.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Urban Studies/Affairs

    Barnard College

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science and Government, General

    Barnard College

  • Graduate Degree

    Elementary Education and Teaching

    Bank Street College of Education

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Columbia University in the City of New York

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    When she was 23, she was teaching math in a New York City public school.

  • 2.

    She knew she loved the problem-solving aspect of teaching math, but she didn't have a passion for teaching, so she went to business school.

  • 3.

    After getting her MBA, she worked at a consulting firm for 14 years.

  • 4.

    As a working mother of three, she started to notice that their family dinners were often compromised by busy schedules.

  • 5.

    To save time shopping and cooking, she put her organizational skills to use and made an Excel spreadsheet of recipes and ingredients.

  • 6.

    She assumed that someone else would've published a similar tool on the Internet, but couldn't find anything remotely helpful.

  • 7.

    Took it upon herself to start Gatheredtable to help other parents in similar situations make healthy family meals.

  • 8.

    Says people get paralyzed trying to figure out where to plant their foot on the first step, but you can always pivot and make a change down the road.