Startups & Spirits: Poornima Vijayashanker


Founder of Femgineer, Poornima is often invited to sit on panels and give talks on entrepreneurship, women's leadership, management, product development, and software engineering.

Skilled in front and back-end development, understanding customer needs, and working with a team to create user-friendly software, Poornima strengths are in product-design, object-oriented programming, software architecture, testing, and mentoring engineers.

Passionate about equality and women empowerment, Poornima who was born in India, shares her thoughts about the current political-migration momentum in the U.S. and how expat entrepreneurs should handle the situation over the following years, before taking unnecessary risks.

When Poornima is not coding, coaching, speaking, and building startups she enjoys: competing in Bikram yoga, training for half marathons, cooking, traveling, and studying French and Spanish.