Pratima Gluckman has worked in the software engineering field for two decades where she has both developed and driven software solutions for Silicon Valley startups and several Fortune 500 companies. At VMware, she has spearheaded several engineering initiatives in Compute and Networking space. She currently runs Blockchain engineering and is an intrapreneur at heart. She is passionate about diversity in the workplace and has led the charge on several initiatives for gender and diversity efforts both internally and for the company’s campus recruiting and summer internship efforts. She recently published a book detailing leadership journeys called Nevertheless She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech. Pratima Gluckman holds both a Bachelor of Science in Instrumentation Engineering and a Masters in Chemistry from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, Rajasthan, India and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. She lived with her husband and 3 children in Palo Alto California.