"I don’t want to be the GM,” said Meghan Chayka with a laugh. “I want to own the team. I want to be my boss. I want to build a billion-dollar company and own the team.”
Full disclosure: I baited Chayka into that answer. I asked her how she felt about her brother, John, being GM of the Arizona Coyotes, and whether she’d like to follow his path. His path? How ignorant of me. Meghan set me straight in a hurry. If she gets directly involved with an NHL team someday, she’ll be writing cheques and making people like her brother work for her. Joking nature of the conversation aside, it was a profound point. Not only does Chayka, 34, champion the idea that the business world, from the tech to the sports sectors, needs more women in powerful decision-making roles, but she already represents that. ...
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