Darcy Lee completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University in 2003, where she earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science, focusing in neuroscience, and a B.A. in Psychology with honors in Social Psychology. While at IU, she served as the President of the Student Organization for Cognitive Science.
Darcy is currently Chief Operations Officer at AIS, a proactive IT consulting, strategy and security company in Indianapolis specializing in strategic solutions that help companies leverage technology to achieve business goals. She stays well-connected with the business community and STEM organizations in Indiana, and has developed a robust network of relationships. Darcy’s previous roles have given her a strong foundation in strategic development and planning, leadership, sales and marketing. She holds a Certified Agency Account Manager certificate from Second Wind, and is a 2019 graduate of the Pivot Point Women’s Leadership Academy.
Prior to serving on the board for Women & Hi Tech, Darcy provided marketing consultation to The Plex – sporting facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that offer recreational and competitive sports and focus on developing strong, healthy, well-rounded athletes. In addition, she has spent several years on the Advisory Council for Azimuth, working to help connect U.S. Military Veterans with local and national veteran-focused services and organizations. Her other volunteer experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for Darfur Women’s Network and the Tippmann-McArdle Women’s Care Center Classic in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Darcy and her family live peacefully in a quaint suburb of Indianapolis. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, helping people, music, and good conversation. She has been told by avid readers that audiobooks are not cheating, so has found time in her busy life to “read,” with a particular hankering for post-apocalyptic science fiction, and non-fiction books about the human condition and the future of intelligent life (AI).
Darcy recognized the need for an organization like W&HT when her daughter began talking about her future job possibilities; ones that would allow her to “buy coffee all the time like my mommy.” None included STEM fields. As Darcy researched “girls in STEM,” she discovered there were an abundance of reasons why girls and women don’t think of, don’t pursue or drop out of STEM fields. She became determined to support women in STEM, and to educate young girls about STEM and open a world of possibilities to the next generation.
During her time on the board, Darcy’s goals are to help create sustainable infrastructure, increase awareness of the organization and its value, and facilitate deep meaningful relationships between women in STEM. She has served as the 2016 Leading Light Awards Chair, Treasurer, President-Elect , President of the organization, Past President, and currently as Active Emeritus.