Want more femgineers?

Poornima Vijayashanker, who has a background in engineering, was the third employee at Mint.com, and has gone on to create her own company BizeeBee, talks about being a female engineer – a femgineer. She also talks about two big trends I’ve noticed – female engineers dropping out of the workforce to become mothers and/or to take jobs with more human interaction, and engineers leaving the field in general because they are unhappy sitting behind a desk, and don’t feel their work is making a difference.

I think something can be done about this – something to make engineering and problem solving more engaging and inspiring, both for women & men who are being pulled in multiple directions.

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About Tamra Johnson

I’m an entrepreneur and a recent MBA graduate from UCLA Anderson. I have 10 years of experience in IT Management and Systems Engineering. I love learning, helping others, exploring the world around me, running at the beach, going to concerts, and visiting family and friends. I grew up in Helotes, Texas, went to undergrad in Cambridge, MA, and now live in Venice, CA.
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