New York City Community

Welcome to the New York City Women in Product community. We are excited to educate, empower, and create a global community of women product managers to build impactful products at scale.

Chapter Leads

Upcoming Events

 

Recurring

Monthly Breakfast for Women PMs

A recurring breakfast every 4th Wed. Casual gathering for women PMs to meet each other, share best practices, and celebrate and support each other.

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AUGUST

Building Inclusive Products

August 8, 2018 | Evening

XO Group and WIP are excited to host a night of conversation on how to create products in a way that is inclusive to the greatest number of people possible - regardless of gender, gender identity, physical abilities, religion, body size, sexual orientation or age

It's becoming clearer and clearer that the knowledge base, exposure and biases of those building products can determine user experiences. How can we, as product leaders, create products without letting our biases impact the user experience, alienate certain groups or even worse, amplify negative biases that already impact our world today?

During this event, we'll hear from product leaders coming from a diverse set of backgrounds on their experiences using principles of inclusive design using real-world examples, and best practices for businesses on how to implement them.

Agenda

6:30 - 7:00pm Check-in and networking

7:00 - 7:10pm Intro to Women in Product and XO Group

7:10 - 8:00pm Panel and Q&A

8:00 - 9:00pm Mingling

*doors close at 7:00pm

This event is primarily for women product managers and leaders as a space for our community to get together, though our male allies are also welcome!


Skincare Self-Care Sunday

August 12, 2018 | Afternoon

Get pampered with mini facial treatments while sipping champagne, nibbling on caviar, and meeting other women in product! 


Past NYC Events

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July

Building Marketplaces

July 11, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm | Spotify NYC Offices

Women in Product and Spotify are teaming up to host an event exploring the topic of Inception of a Marketplace.

We will kick off the event with an introduction to Women in Product and the New York community, and transition to a lightning talk by Senior Product Lead at Spotify, Kene Anoliefo, who will share how she's building a two-sided marketplace at Spotify that helps artists build a successful and sustainable career by connecting them to 150M+ fans on Spotify.

We’ll explore questions such as:

  • Identifying customers, partners and beneficiaries of a marketplace

  • How do you monetize on a marketplace strategy?

  • How you set, enforce and govern engagement in a new marketplace platform?

  • What is the role of design and user research in building a marketplace?


June

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The Hard Thing About Hard Conversations

June 19, 2018 | 6:00-8:30pm | Dropbox NYC Offices

How do you navigate difficult conversations as a Product Manager? Have you ever needed to deliver hard feedback, handle tough criticism for yourself, address conflict, or move forward despite disagreement from team members? While often labeled as “soft skills,” building and leveraging relationships is critical to not only your career success but also your team’s impact. Being a great product manager means empowering the people around you to do their best work, whether as anindividual contributor or a manager. Navigating these conversations effectively and with confidence is a hard skill, but not impossible to conquer.

At this event, we discussed strategies for:

  • Proactively creating an environment of psychological safety for your team
  • Delivering and receiving criticism and feedback
  • Embracing the framework of “strong opinions, weakly held”

Full list of past events:

  • July 11, 2018 - Building Marketplace Products @Spotify
  • June 19, 2018 - The Hard Thing About Hard Conversations @Dropbox
  • May 8, 2018 - Senior PM Leadership Dinner 
  • March 15, 2018 - Breaking Through: Amplifying Your Voice as a Woman in Tech @Vimeo
  • February 28, 2018 - Building Products with Imperfect Data @Slack
  • February 8, 2018 - WIP NYC Happy Hour
  • January 18, 2018 - Product Leader Summit @AppNexus
  • December 12, 2017 - WIP NYC Holiday Party @Crisis Text Line
  • November 14, 2017 - Building Momentum in Your Product Career @Facebook NYC
  • October 12, 2017 - Computer Vision @eBay
  • July 27, 2017 - Building Machine Learning Products @Squarespace

 

If you are interested in hosting an event or partnering with us, please email womenpm.nyc@gmail.com.