Rane Johnson-Stempson is a certified partnership broker and Principal Research Director at Microsoft Research. She engages with academics worldwide to identify high-impact areas for research investigations. She is working on projects that use technology to transform how we learn about history and how we eradicate human trafficking. Johnson also serves as Microsoft Research’s lead for growing, attracting, and retaining women in research, science, and engineering. She actively works with NCWIT, Anita Borg, CRA-W, AAUW, ACM-W, IEEE-WIE, and researchers to grow the pipeline of women in research and STEM fields. She is passionate about education and technology, with 18 years of experience in the field. Johnson is a graduate of Bucknell University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics/Finance, and of George Fox University with an Executive MBA in Transformational Leadership.