Past Meetup

Up & Across: Stakeholder Strategies for Product Leaders

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4 Copley Place Floor 7 · Boston, MA

How to find us

Enter the shopping area of the mall and proceed to the atrium. Locate the escalators (in front of Barney’s New York) or take the elevators (located to the left of the escalators) to the top level (Sky Lobby) and proceed to the security desk.

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Join Women in Product on August 1st from 6:15-8:30 pm at Wayfair for a panel discussion on strategies for product leaders at all levels, who are working with stakeholders and influencing up and across to achieve their goals. This panel discussion will help you identify techniques to navigate your stakeholders and drive alignment to move your product, team & career forward. Discussion topics include:
- Strategies for pitching to & getting buy-in from stakeholders in various
- Dealing with difficult stakeholders
- Moving a team forward when stakeholders conflict
- Getting alignment with executive stakeholders
- Gender bias and stakeholder management

----------------------------- Agenda ---------------------------------------
6:15-6:45 pm: Arrive, Check-In, and Grab a Snack
6:45-7:50 pm: Discussion and Q&A
7:50-8:30 pm: Continue the Conversation and Networking

The discussion will feature:
Beth Beiriger, EVP of Product / Invaluable
Beth Beiriger is Invaluable's EVP of Product Management, leading product, design & UX strategy across the company's three web properties. Prior to Invaluable, Beth was the Head of eCommerce Product Management at (now where she led the organization through a complete rebuild of the site and the launch of iOS & Android apps. Before Shoebuy, Beth led global mobile development for Staples.

See Lee, Product Consultant / Self employed
See Lee is a passionate product manager with over 15 years of experience in large & small technology companies. She has held product and design leadership roles for Catalant, TripAdvisor and Fidelity. Currently she is a consultant advising startups on product and go-to-market strategy, as well as working on her own startup.

Sapna Tyagi (MODERATOR), Founder / P Lab, WIP Chapter Leader
Sapna is currently the founder of P Lab, an independent Product Consulting firm offering Product management & marketing services to local startups. She serves as a Director at Founder Institute and on the leadership team for Women in Product, Boston chapter. Sapna is also a licensed REALTOR serving the Boston metro-west area for luxury home buying & selling.
Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, Sapna served in Product leadership roles at, Invaluable and TripAdvisor where she managed product for multiple business lines, including B2C, B2B as well as B2B2C products. Sapna started her career at Microsoft where she spent a decade as a product and engineering leader launching successful products like Office 2007, Bing & Ads International, Bing on iPad, Xbox Windows 8.

Merve Unuvar, Blockchain Product Leader / IBM
Dr. Merve Unuvar is a Blockchain product leader in IBM specializing in new product development. Dr. Unuvar is responsible for guiding new product strategy & launching initial prototype build-outs. Additionally, she works with strategic partners, clients and open source ecosystem to establish & develop new market opportunities.
Prior to joining the IBM Blockchain team, Dr. Unuvar worked in IBM’s Watson Research Center as a research scientist and in the IBM Cloud CTO Office as an executive apprentice to the VP of Cloud Technology & Architecture.


Many thanks to WAYFAIR for hosting us!
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