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Poornima Vijayashanker

of Femgineer

Poornima Vijayashanker is the Founder of Femgineer, an education company that empowers engineers, founders, and product leads to transform their ideas into tangible, high-impact products. She has been a prolific public speaker for 8+ years speaking at technical conferences, companies like SAP, Salesforce, Fidelity, Principal Financial Group, universities, and TEDx. She has been 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. Poornima holds Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering.