“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi
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 Director of Accounts & Business Development of Metonymy Media, an agency of creative writers in Indianapolis, where she is responsible for client relationships and growth, new client acquisition, and partner relationship management. Each day, Darcy works hard to further Metonymy Media’s goal of changing how businesses connect with creatives, while giving creative writers a place to work and grow in their craft. She stays well-connected with the business environment in Indiana, and has developed a robust network of business relationships. Before moving to the Indianapolis area, Darcy served as an Account Manager for Labov, a full-service marketing communications agency based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Darcy’s role included strategic development, project management, and client growth. Her clients included Ferrari, Footjoy, Zimmer, Harley-Davidson, and UPS. Darcy holds a Certified Agency Account Manager certificate from Second Wind.
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 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 husband, Justin, live peacefully in Franklin, Indiana, with their two children. 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 finally 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.