FALLS CHURCH, Va., CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that Dr. Sharon Hays, vice president of the Office of Science and Engineering for its North American Public Sector line of business, was listed among the Women Worth Watching in 2010 by Diversity Journal. Hays was recognized for her leadership, achievements, and for being a mentor to future generations of men and women in the workplace.
The gift of mentorship is one I’ve tried to pass on to others, in part by trying to help dispel the notion that the pursuit of scientific study is a one-way ticket to a life spent isolated in a laboratory said Hays. In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth, and the demand for technically skilled individuals with well-honed critical thinking skills will only strengthen in the high-tech, global economy that exists today
We are proud of Sharon’s achievements and congratulate her for this well-deserved acknowledgement said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector line of business. Sharon’s willingness to share her knowledge and expertise with others, coupled with her valuable contributions to CSC’s growth make Sharon truly deserving of this award
Hays joins 87 other leading business women from around the nation who were nominated by their colleagues, peers and mentors for the honor.
Hays joined CSC in February 2009. Before CSC, she was associate director and deputy director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, she led the strategic direction for all OSTP activities related to a range of science initiatives, advised White House offices on environmental and security policies, and led the U.S. delegation to the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She holds a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from University of California, Berkeley and received a doctorate in biochemistry from Stanford University.