Love spoke with Business Insider about the opportunity that exists in quantum computing, and how to make a career out of one of the most important emerging industries.
Practical applications for quantum computing, Love said, could include solving hard problems like optimizing traffic in metropolitan areas and training machine learning models exponentially faster.
It's hard to give a timeline, Love said, of when quantum computing will become more tangible – but there are career opportunities in the space right now.
Love first worked out of Yale University as a quantum physicist before landing a job in semiconductor manufacturing at McKinsey, ultimately taking her into the corporate world, then to Adobe and Microsoft.
While Love said almost half of the people on Microsoft's quantum systems leadership are women, the company – much like the tech industry in general – still employs comparatively few women and people of color in technical roles.