Pratima Rao Gluckman knew she wanted to be an engineer from a young age. When she took her first programming class, she fell in love and began on her career path. She attained a Masters in Computer Science (University of Texas at Arlington), Masters in Chemistry and Bachelors in Instrumentation Engineering (BITs Pilani India). After a few years working in the industry as a software engineer, she made the decision to move into engineering management. Leading came naturally for her, and currently, in her field of enterprise software, she is Engineering Leader at VMware and manages a team of engineers.
During her time in the industry, she has grown aware of the gender bias and related imposter’s syndrome that makes it challenging for women—including herself—to achieve their desired potential. From this realization, Nevertheless, She Persisted was conceived. It is Gluckman’s hope that this book contributes meaningful changes in the tech world so that many more women can enter careers as engineers and thrive to become effective leaders in their organizations.
She currently resides with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.