Welcome to the Toronto Women in Product community. We exist to authentically connect women-identified people from different paths and experiences to listen, learn, and share, to mentor, inspire and challenge each other, so we can all thrive as product managers, leaders and individuals.
The values that guide our community are:
Model Diversity and Inclusion
If that is what we want in the world, for our products and workplaces, let’s start with ourselves
Preserve Privacy and Safety
What is said stays here, respect our privacy and we will respect yours
Collaborate and Support Each Other
There is enough space for everyone, we are here to win together
Encourage Honesty and Respectful Candor
No BS! Bring an Open Mind to listen, share, and learn.
Be Present and Engage
What you get out is what you put in. We are creating experiences together.
You don’t need to be perfect
This month, Women in Product Toronto, is proud to collaborate with TWG to host a fireside chat with two product professionals who have traversed two sides of the product management discipline: doing product at a services company AND at a product company.
If you've ever been curious about the differences between doing product at a services company (agency, studio, consultancy) vs. a product company (start-up, enterprise, etc.) this is the event to come hear from women who've done both! We'll probe into the main differences, pros and cons, & what skills are most utilized.
In this fireside chat, Women in Product Toronto's own chapter co-lead, Alison Ma, Product Manager at crowdlinker, will be chatting with Nitla Cooke, Product Manager at League & Shaunna Bruton, Product Strategist at myplanet about their experiences doing product at both kinds of companies.
Managing Bias Workshop
Unconscious biases impact what we are able to perceive about others and this has significant consequences for those designing products for a diverse and global audience. Biases also impact how we uncover problems and how we design solutions for people unlike ourselves.
In this applied workshop lead by as Jas Shukla, Principal Designer at Freshbooks and Jeremy Bailey, Artist and Creative Director at FreshBooks, you’ll learn what unconscious biases are, how they impact product design, and how you can start to overcome them.
Paths to Product: Advice from the Women PMs at Wattpad
Wattpad will be hosting us in their space & we'll hear from a select group of Product Managers from their product management team. Wattpad has been an all-woman product team for the past 2 years!
These panelists come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and are at various stages of their career from just starting out to product leadership (see bios below). They will be discussing the variety of paths they took to get into product management & the opportunities they've taken hold of to advance their careers in the discipline.
Women in Product Intimate Dinner
Looking for an intimate event where you can make deeper connections with other kickass women in Product?
Join us for an intimate dinner with 15 people on Wednesday, August 15th at 7:00 pm at STELVIO.
This event is intentionally small in order to facilitate meaningful conversations so if you're interested, register quickly to secure your spot.
Women in Product Toronto Kickoff
Calling all practicing Product Managers looking to meet more kickass women in Product:
We want to hear what you want and value in our WIP Toronto community. The agenda includes facilitated discussions and activities to establish goals, structure and character for our community. There will be ample networking opportunities along with drinks and appetizers to smooth the introductions.
Come, be heard, network and share!
We are building something awesome, don't miss out on it.
Want to host a WIP Toronto event? Reach out!