WOMEN IN SCIENCE & TECH: LEILA TAKAYAMA

Dr. Leila Takayama is a cognitive scientist with a deep interest in human-robotics interaction. She is a teacher at University of California, Santa Cruz. This is a highlight of an upcoming interview with Dr. Takayama where she shares how she got interested in math and science and how she developed an interest in cognitive science… Continue Reading


VIDEO: DR. RAJNI AGARWAL-HASHMI OF STANFORD’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL ON STEM CELL TRANSPLANT

We sat down to speak with Dr. Rajni Agarwal-Hashmi about her work in stem cell transplant for children and how they go from the bench to the bedside in treating their patients. She is Associate Prof & Medical Director, Pediatric Cell Transplant Program, Stanford Children’s Health. Dr. Agarwal-Hashmi’s developed an interest in stem cell or cord… Continue Reading


PODCAST: STEFFI PAEPCKE ON ROBOTS, ROBOTICS & STEM EDUCATION

Meet Steffi Paepcke, lead designer and co-founder of Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), a non-profit organization based in Mountain View. OSRF is a spin off from Willow Garage, a robotics startup in Menlo Park. OSRF’s mission is to support the development and distribution of open source software in robot research, education and product development points out… Continue Reading


My Story

Thanks for stopping by. Guess, you want to know a little bit about me. So, here goes… In the 1990s I found myself working in Silicon Valley. This was the start of the dotcom boom. I watched the powerful  unleashing of innovation and entrepreneurship all around me. I got a chance to work for two bootstraped… Continue Reading


About The Kamla Show

The Kamla Show is a weekly TV series from Silicon Valley that airs in many markets in the US. Our Women in STEM, Women in STEAM and Silicon Valley Pioneer series airs on various PBS, Public TV and cable channels in the US. The TV series is also available on our YouTube channel. The show… Continue Reading


THANKS – 3 MILLION PLUS VIEWS ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

We crossed over 3 million views on our YouTube channel and a big thank you to you all for helping us cross this milestone. Now, for some insane reason I was reminded of that memorable scene from Ivan Reitman’s film Twins, where Danny De Vito says “5 Million Dollars?” You have got to watch that clip… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ALKA JARVIS ON HER PASSION FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE & SOFTWARE TESTING

Silicon Valley-based Alka Jarvis works, teaches and writes about quality assurance and software testing. She is Cisco Distinguished Quality Engineer and has worked in the networking company for the past 25 years. I sat down with Jarvis to find out her journey from Nairobi, Kenya to Silicon Valley and how she got started in quality assurance and software… Continue Reading


VIDEO: A CONVERSTATION WITH DANIELLE APPLESTONE OF OTHER MACHINE CO.

Danielle Applestone is CEO of Other Machine Co., a hardware company that makes desktop milling machine called Other Mill. The company is based in Berkeley and manufactures its desktop milling machines locally in San Francisco Bay area. We sat down to speak to Applestone on how she developed in interest in math and science from… Continue Reading


VIDEO: CATLIN POWERS ON SOLAR POWER & GLOBAL ENERGY DEFICIENCY

Meet Catlin Powers, who is passionate about harnessing the sun as clean fuel for millions of energy deficient communities around the world. Imagine if you had to walk for miles every morning to collect fuel for your basic cooking needs. I know my grandmother did that in the Indian Himalayas where she lived. But that… Continue Reading


Diversity in Technology and Venture Capital Firms in Silicon Valley

Diversity. Diversity appears to be on everyone’s mind in Silicon Valley and San Francisco-based tech companies. What is the make-up of the workforce in tech companies? What is the percentage of minorities? What is the percentage of women in the work force? These, and other diversity related questions is part of this conversation on diversity in… Continue Reading


Q&A with Andrew Rossi on Ivory Tower, His New Documentary on Higher Education in the USA

Filmmaker Andrew Rossi’s new documentary “Ivory Tower,” is a compelling documentary on the ballooning costs of higher education in the USA. Many students carry a significant amount of debt when they graduate from school. What does that debt total. How about $1 trillion? That is the number pegged to the student loan debt in the… Continue Reading