Pratima Rao Gluckman knew she wanted to be an engineer from a young age. She attained a master's degree in computer science (University of Texas at Arlington), a master's degree in chemistry, and bachelor's degree in instrumentation engineering (BITs Pilani India). 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 impostor's syndrome that makes it challenging for women – including herself – to achieve their desired potential. Gluckman is striving to make meaningful changes in the tech world so that more women can enter careers as engineers and thrive to become effective leaders in their organizations. Her latest book is titled Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories Of Women Leaders In Tech.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS