Starting at Kodak as an engineer, Kathleen Buse has worked in various technical and management roles for more than 25 years. Her 2nd career as a researcher, management consultant, and advocate for women has been framed by her practical experience in technology-driven and male-dominated organizations. Kathleen's unique research focuses on understanding the complex factors involved with recruiting, retaining and advancing women, especially in engineering, manufacturing and the STEM professions. Kathleen earned her PhD from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University; MS in electrical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and BS in chemical engineering and engineering & public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She is founder and President of Advancing Women in STEM™, an organization that provides executive strategies for the recruitment, retention and advancement of women. She also worked at Case Western Reserve University where she created the Leadership Lab for Women, and served as Faculty Director and adjunct professor in the Weatherhead School of Management and the Case School of Engineering. Kathleen and her husband Fred have three children and live in Lake County, Ohio.