The IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce has launched a special series of interviews recognizing prominent women in the computing field. Proudly highlighting the achievements of these exceptional women, the interview series will explore their reasons for entering the profession, the evolution of their careers, advice they have for early career professionals, and how they build their support networks.
Interview #1 – Women in STEM
Dr. Laura Haas, Dean, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“This is an important part of what I view as being a leader – giving back to the profession in the form of information sharing. This is readily acceptable and understood in academia, but not so much in industry and defense, where information often translates into a competitive edge.”