Nevertheless, She Persisted
True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech
by Pratima Rao Gluckman
Pub Date 20 May 2018
Talking about this book? Be sure to tag it using #NeverthelessShePersisted #NetGalley
It’s common knowledge that the technical world is male-dominated. From the cultural belief that Computer Science is a “subject for boys,” to the assumptions and discrimination women experience in the field, it can be challenging for women at every stage of their careers to thrive in tech. Nevertheless, many high-performing women persist and succeed as leaders despite the gender biases pitted against them. Pratima Rao Gluckman—a female leader in tech herself—embarked on a project to collect stories of the leadership journeys of such women. These stories and more inspired Gluckman to write Nevertheless, She Persisted: True Stories of Women Leaders in Tech (Friesen Press, May 20, 2018) for which she interviewed nineteen female executives about their encounters with bias, their influences and inspirations, and their strategies for success. Some of the highly successful women we meet include:
Telle Whitney, Former CEO & President the Anita Borg Institute for Women & Technology on why she co-founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.
Annabel Liu, former Vice President of Engineering at LinkedIn who urges women to manage their reputation and communicate their achievements, knowledge, and passion.
Jennifer Anderson, Engineering Leadership at Uber on how to be a gentle, thoughtful, and effective leader when you don’t possess the personality traits that are valued in the world of tech such as assertiveness and aggressiveness.
Alaina Percival, CEO of Women Who Code on why the curriculum in secondary schools and colleges needs to be changed to encourage women to study math and science.
A Note From the Publisher
Author is available for interviews, blog tours, autographed tours, autographed book giveaways, contests, and book club discussions.
“The author is a perspicacious interviewer and skillfully extracts illuminating insights and fresh perspectives from her subjects.”—Kirkus Reviews
"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
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 Masters in Computer Science (University of Texas at Arlington), Masters in Chemistry and Bachelors in Instrumentation Engineering (BITs Pilani India). After 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. She currently resides with her husband and three children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For more information, please visit, www.pratimagluckman.com, and view the Book Trailer.