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September 19th, 2017

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

San Jose McEnery Convention Center

150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113

 

8:00am - 9:15am    Registration & Networking

9:15am - 10:00am   Welcome with Deborah Liu

9:30am - 10:00am  Keynote by April Underwood: Future of work and scaling enterprise products

10:00am - 10:20am Yvonne Chou: Meet your fellow PM 

10:20am - 10:30am Break

10:30am - 11:00am  Keynote by Avni Shah: Confronting Fear

11:00am - 11:15am   Break

11:15am - 12:30pm   Lightning Talks

Connie Chan: Cross-Border Innovation

Naomi Gleit: How Facebook is Building a Safe Community

Shimrit Ben Yair: Your Seat at the Table

Jess Lee: How to Validate Product Ideas Quickly

Sandra Liu Huang: Product Managers as Multipliers

12:30pm - 1:30pm    Lunch

1:30pm - 2:15pm     Breakout Session  #1

Carol Isozaki: Dare to be Amazing

Women VC Panel with Shripriya Mahesh (Omidyar Network), Sarah Tavel (Benchmark), Aileen Lee (Cowboy Ventures), Megan Quinn (Spark Capital), and Leena Rao (Fortune- Moderating)

Jen Dante: Consumer Science and AB Testing

2:15pm - 2:30pm     Break

2:30pm - 3:15pm     Breakout Session #2

Amy Jo Kim: Thinking Roadmap: A PM's Path to Mastery

Ellie Powers: Improv for PMs

Founders Panel with Cheryl Contee (Fission Software), Selina Tobaccowala (Gixo, Evite co-founder), Heather Fernandez (Solv Health), Aarthi Ramamurthy (Lumoid), and Lauren Schiller (Moderating)

3:15pm - 3:30pm     Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm     Senior Women Leadership Panel

Sarah Bernard (Glassdoor), Lisa O'Malley (Paypal), Jen Taylor (Cloudflare), Lilian Rincon (Google), and Ami Vora (Facebook- Moderating)

4:15pm - 4:30pm Julie Zhuo: Three Questions You Should Ask in Product Review

4:30pm - 5:00pm    Closing Keynote with Jen Dulski

5:00pm - 7:00pm     Cocktail Reception

An Amazing Lineup of Speakers

 

From all different backgrounds, speakers will provide actionable advice for you to strengthen your product and leadership skills

 

 
APRIL UNDERWOOD, VP of Product at Slack  

APRIL UNDERWOOD, VP of Product at Slack

 

NAMOI GLEIT, Vice President of Social Good at Facebook

NAMOI GLEITVice President of Social Good at Facebook

SHRIPRIYA MAHESH,  Partner at Omidyar Network

SHRIPRIYA MAHESH,  Partner at Omidyar Network

ELLIE POWERS, Group Product Manager for the Chrome browser

ELLIE POWERS, Group Product Manager for the Chrome browser

SARAH BERNARND, VP, Product at Jet.com

SARAH BERNARND, VP, Product at Jet.com

CONNIE CHAN, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

CONNIE CHAN, Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Sarah Tavel, General partner at Benchmanrk

Sarah Tavel, General partner at Benchmanrk

Heather Mirijahangir Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO at Solv

Heather Mirijahangir Fernandez, Co-founder and CEO at Solv

AVNI SHAH, VP, Product Management at Google

AVNI SHAH, VP, Product Management at Google

DEB LIU, Vice President of Marketplace

DEB LIU, Vice President of Marketplace

JEN DENTE, Director of Product Innovation at Netflix. 

JEN DENTEDirector of Product Innovation at Netflix. 

LEENA RAO, Senior Writer at Fortune Magazine

LEENA RAOSenior Writer at Fortune Magazine

AARTHI RAMAMURTHY, CEO at Lumoid

AARTHI RAMAMURTHY, CEO at Lumoid

CAROL ISOZAKI, Founder and President of Strategic Brand Intelligence

CAROL ISOZAKI, Founder and President of Strategic Brand Intelligence

Lauren Schiller, Creator & Host of Inflection Point Radio Show & Podcast

Lauren Schiller, Creator & Host of Inflection Point Radio Show & Podcast

Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups (Communities) at Facebook

Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups (Communities) at Facebook

AILEEN LEE, Founder & Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

AILEEN LEE, Founder & Managing Partner, Cowboy Ventures

FIDJI SIMO, Vice President of Product at Facebook

FIDJI SIMO, Vice President of Product at Facebook

JENNIFER TAYLOR,  SVP Product Management at Salesforce

JENNIFER TAYLOR,  SVP Product Management at Salesforce

LILIAN RINCON  Director of Product Management at Google

LILIAN RINCON  Director of Product Management at Google

SANDRA LIU HUANG leads product at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

SANDRA LIU HUANG leads product at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 

MEGAN QUINN, general partner at Spark Capital

MEGAN QUINN, general partner at Spark Capital

Amy Jo Kim, Fortune top 10 most influential women in games

Amy Jo Kim, Fortune top 10 most influential women in games

AMI VORA, Product Director at Facebook 

AMI VORA, Product Director at Facebook 

CHERYL CONTEE, CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy

CHERYL CONTEE, CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy

JESS LEE, Partner at Sequoia Capital 

JESS LEE, Partner at Sequoia Capital 

LISA 0'MALLEY, Sr. Director of Global Product Management - Merchant Engagement at PayPal

LISA 0'MALLEYSr. Director of Global Product Management - Merchant Engagement at PayPal

SHIMRIT BEN-YAIR, Senior Director of Product Management at YouTube

SHIMRIT BEN-YAIR, Senior Director of Product Management at YouTube

JULIE ZHUO, VP of Product Design at Facebook

JULIE ZHUO, VP of Product Design at Facebook

Selina Tobaccowala, CEO and Co-founder at Gixo

Selina TobaccowalaCEO and Co-founder at Gixo

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Scholarships were made possible thanks to the generosity of the following corporate and individual donors:

 

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If you are interested in funding scholarships, please contact us at womenpm@gmail.com

 

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We want to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible and for showing their commitment in promoting women in product management.

 
 

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Testimonies

"Wanted to send a big shout out to the incredible women who organized the Women in Product event yesterday. I was totally blown away by what an incredible group of women you brought together. It's a heroic undertaking to make it happen (especially when I think most if not all of you have ridiculously demanding day jobs?!). So thank you! Was an honor to be there."

Sarah Tavel

"I was inspired not only by the women on stage but also by the women sitting next to me, listening, asking questions, and sharing their knowledge."

Hagit Katzenelson

"Thanks so much for putting together a wonderful event that has inspired me beyond my dreams. I'm not in the Bay Area, so I'd never heard of many of the amazing women you brought together. However, the caliber of women at this event was impressive and something that will stay with me for a lifetime."

Phedra Arthur Iruke, Nava PBC

"While most of the day left me feeling empowered, there are still moments that reminded me of how far we have yet to go. [...] When certain behavior gone on for long enough, it becomes the norm, and we stop recognizing that it is even a problem."

Rebecca Dobbin, Tasktop

“The fact that I was surrounded by 1500 women in tech just wowed me. Honestly, it gave me goosebumps.”
Nicole Bryan, Tasktop

"The lineup of speakers was unbelievable. Being surrounded by such incredible women was special and enlightening. Can't wait to go back next year!"

Sarah Huges, CareCloud

"We had a fantastic speaker lineup including April Underwood (VP of Product at Slack), Fidji Simo (VP Product at Facebook), Avni Shah (VP Product Management at Google) to name a few. As well as women leaders from Netflix, Glassdoor, Stanford, Sequoia, Salesforce, Youtube, and more."

Hayley Leibson, Lady in Tech

"Had a great time at the conference yesterday! Cannot believe how many inspiring women I met and heard. Looking forward to hearing more at future events."

Shubhra Sinha, Originate

"I have enjoyed the conference and connected with strong product leaders."

Rana Mumtaz, AOL

"I had SUCH a great time at the conference on Tuesday :) Really loved meeting everyone and hearing from all the amazing speakers."

Elynn Lee, Quora