“Nevertheless, She Persisted is highly readable, extremely insightful, and rewarding. By telling the stories of courageous, successful women who work in high tech, Gluckman validates the essential role of the woman in Silicon Valley in a memorable and very relevant way.” – Foreword Clarion Reviews
“The author is a perspicacious interviewer and skillfully extracts illuminating insights and fresh perspective from her subjects.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Pratima Rao Gluckman has done enormous work in bringing together these stories told by tremendous women who show not only unwavering determination but also deep heart. Their honesty about their experiences pulls back the curtain and shows what it is truly like to be a woman leader in technology. The stories, along with sage morsels of advice, are made all the stronger by the range of personalities and traits these women exhibit, especially interesting are the ones we don’t always think of as typical leader, or female, traits. […] We can all use the advice given here, wherever we are in our careers.”
– Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography, Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios
About the Author
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 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). 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 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….