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Women in Product (WIP) is a community that fosters and supports women who are passionate about product. We especially focus on women who are passionate about bridging the gender disparity for women product managers and strategists.

All current and future PMs and product strategists/marketers welcome! We host monthly get-togethers, as well as featured speakers for a Women's Product Summit quarterly. Starting in 2017, we will also launch a Women in Product mentoring program to match current PMs with aspiring PMs.

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Using technology to change behaviors and transform how people live

Learn how data is driving our everyday health decisions: from when we eat, to when we exercise and when we sleep. Come hear from our expert panelists as they discuss the technologies that power the most successful products in the space and how they affect people’s behaviors. Our panelists will also go over the future potential of the product line given recent advances in technology such as modern AI. Following the discussion, attendees will design a product and present to panelists for feedback. The winning team (4 max) will get a Fitbit and expert coaching from health IT leaders for turning their winning idea into reality! Speakers: Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger - VP of Product, Figure Eight Alyssa is a customer-driven product leader dedicated to building products that surprise, delight and bring new value to market. Her experience in scaling products from conception to large-scale ROI has been proven at both startups and large enterprises alike. As Director of Product Management at IBM Watson, Alyssa saw first-hand how thoughtful, sophisticated use of data has the power to transform industries. During her recent tenure at IBM, she oversaw the development of a large portfolio of AI products including vision, speech, emotional intelligence and machine translation. Divya Shah - Head of Product, Digital Health at Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center Divya heads product strategy at Samsung's Strategy & Innovation Center. She has worked on building and scaling highly engaging consumer social products at Google and designed gaming products at Zynga. Most recently, she has been focused on leveraging the advancements in technology, AI and social dynamics to empower people to lead healthier lives, and tackling the largest lifestyle diseases of today's times. "Prevention is better than cure" and she is always looking for investment opportunities in technologies that can provide early detection and preventative health solutions. Gayathri Badinath- Healthcare Executive, Board Member, Women’s Health Advocate Combining deep clinical and commercial expertise, Gayathri has taken on a pioneering role identifying ways to leverage digital solutions to transform the patient journey. With experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries, she has a unique understanding of the barriers and opportunities to better health. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Gayathri spent more than twenty years in roles of increasing responsibility in global healthcare organizations. Most recently, she led marketing for Siemens Healthineers Services focused on developing innovative business models and digital health solutions to compete in a value-based care environment. Gayathri spent more than eight years at Abbott in leadership roles in global marketing and public affairs focused on the company’s innovative cardiac medical devices. Gayathri started her career in the pharmaceutical industry as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little followed by six years at CV Therapeutics where she played an integral role in building the company’s first commercial organization. She serves on the Board of Directors at WomenHeart, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women at risk and living with heart disease and as an Advisor to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association - San Francisco Bay Area Chapter which she founded in 2001. Gayathri earned her BA in natural science and public health from The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business. Ashok Bania - Director of Product Management, Headspace Ashok is the Director of Product Management at Headspace. He has over 12 years of experience in Product Management encompassing - Voice/Smart Speaker Products (Google Assistant and Alexa), Wearables, Machine Learning, and more. AGENDA 6:00 pm: Registration & AWIP Welcome 6:15 - 7:00 pm: Interactive Discussion 7:00 - 7:45 pm: Workshop 7:45 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Close

A Day In The Life Of A Female Game Developer

TICKETS - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-female-game-developer-tickets-58416865417 The game industry is undergoing a seismic shift from behind the scenes development process all the way to the makeup of game audiences. Nowadays more women are part of the game development process and more women are playing games than ever before. Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) and Amazon present “A day in the life of a female game developer” perspectives from women developers who are trying to make a change in this historically male-dominated industry. We will be featuring a panel of product leaders from Amazon Game Studios, Google Play Store to share their experiences and how you can be a part of this movement. Panel Bios Kate Kellogg at Amazon Games Kate is a part of Amazon Games Studios, the in-house game development arm of the retail giant. She has a wide variety of experiences in and out of the games space focusing on studio operations, such as finance, human resources, and production. Kate has held various operations roles at 2k Games and Irrational Games, both under the Take-Two Interactive umbrella. Alyssa Perez - Games Growth Consultant at Google Alyssa is currently a Developer Growth Consultant on the Google Play team with deep industry expertise. She specializes in game monetization and in-game economies. In her current role at Google, she is helping up and coming game developers identify new monetization opportunities & grow their overall business. Prior to joining Google, Alyssa worked as a Senior Product Manager at Mobile Gaming Giant Zynga and as an Analytics Manager on the number one social slots game at Playtika. Previously she also worked in the real-money gambling space at Caesars. Khevna Shah- Curriculum Developer at Girls who Code Khevna is currently a Curriculum Developer for Girls who Code, a nonprofit organization which aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. Khevna has been developing and designing games since she was 18 years old, she is a self taught game designer with a passion for helping others get into the industry. Prior to Girls who Code, Khevna worked as a Technical Game Designer at Rockstar Games on Red Dead Redemption 2. Description & Agenda 6:00 - 6:15 pm: Setup & Panelist arrival 6:15 - 6:30 pm: Registration & AWIP Welcome 6:30 - 7:15 pm: Panel Discussion 7:15 - 7:30 pm: Q&A 7:30 - 8:00 pm: Networking & Close TICKETS - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-female-game-developer-tickets-58416865417

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Amplifying Your Voice as a Woman in Tech

Iron Mountain

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