About Me

Also known as, Your STEM Concierge

SWIFT-U was founded by Dr. Denise N. Haskins, D.Sc., aka your STEM Concierge! I’m here to help women in tech gain the confidence and skills to navigate their unique careers to a new elevation path! Dr. Haskins’ is an award-winning STEM expert, Author, Speaker, and Coach who’s most passionate about securing and retaining talented women in the STEM field. Her career spans more than 25 years, including her current position as a digital engineer at the U.S. Government. She has progressive systems engineering and engineering management experience at the local and federal level, with an emphasis on systems development and design at the Department of Defense.


From guiding the Department of Defense’s P & G adoption of IEEE 15228 to solving a one billion dollar e-border issue at the 2011 London Olympics, Dr. Haskins’ expertise has been tremendous in helping national and international engineering problems. Her engineering project management expertise encompasses: wireless and mobility, cybersecurity, risk management, data management, and enterprise architecture.

As a speaker and coach, you can count on Dr. Haskins to share her expertise and provide tangible steps on helping your company secure, retain and develop talented women in the STEM field. From health care to the United States Navy, Dr. Haskins’ unique and vast work experience offers audiences memorable and meaningful stories that resonate at every level, including the C-suite. She is an award-winning engineer as well as the co-author of “SE for Software Intensive Projects Using Agile Methods, Defense Acquisition Guide (DAG).”

Previous Speaking Engagements

Women’s Empowerment Financial Tools Workshop
Presenter, Delta Sigma Theta, March 2018

African American Forum
Presenter, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2012

Brown Bag Lunch
Presenter, Workforce Leadership Council, 2012

International Council on Systems Engineering
Designed multi-platform system and presented training videos
INCOSE International Symposium 2012

Raytheon Multi-Cultural Diversity Week
Speaker, Falls Church site, 2008

Women in Technology International
Presenter, Mid-Atlantic Conference, 2006 – highest speaker rating

Professional Memberships

Arlington County Information Technology Advisory Commission

Virginia Tech Provost Committee for Minority Recruitment

Society of Women Engineers

National Society of Black Engineers

International Council on Systems Engineering

Associate Director of Social Media

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellowship Selection Committee for Security and Diplomacy

Women in STEM Leadership COI Lead

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Professional Awards

Toastmasters District 27 Humorous Speech Runner Up, 2018

Women of Color Technology All-Star, 2012

Booz Allen Hamilton Excellence Award for Service as Coordinator of Engineering Badge Day with Society of Women Engineers and other organizations, 2011 & 2012

Raytheon Star Award, 2010


Contributing Author:  Defense Acquisition Guide (DAG), SE Chapter 4

Contributing Author: IEEE 15288.1:2015 and IEEE 15288.2:2015

“Integrating Information Technology Strategies with Business Strategies that Lead To Higher Financial Performance in Business Organizations,” 2001

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