Who Inspire Us
Kate Purmal is an independent business and marketing consultant.
She recently completed a study of Silicon Valley women who have
traded off full-time work in order to pursue flexible work options.
She is currently writing a book on the topic. Her interest in work-life
issues began when she pioneered part-time work policy at Palm Computing,
one of the hottest, fastest-growing start-up companies in Silicon
Valley. Purmal, a founding member of the Palm Computing team, worked
part-time as the director of strategic alliances. Purmal holds a
B.S. in mathematics from UC San Diego.