Keynote Poornima Vijayashanker

HR West 2017 keynote poornima vijayashanker

Founder, Femgineer

Poornima Vijayashanker is the founder of Femgineer and is an avid public speaker who gives talks around the world on topics ranging from engineering to entrepreneurship. She has a monthly web show called FemgineerTV sponsored by Pivotal Tracker, and has self-published two books.

Vijayashanker has also been an entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, a mentor-in-residence at Techstars in NYC, a lecturer at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, and the founding engineer at, where she helped build, launch, and scale the product until its acquisition in 2009.  She holds degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

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