- Day in the Life of a PM with Charis Loveland
Women in Product is excited to announce a new webinar series Day in the Life of a PM! This series will feature women across the Boston Product Community as they share their stories, offer advice and tips and provide you a peak into their work day. Product can be vastly different across companies and industries. We hope this helps you get a better understanding as you venture through your own journey! Our first lunchtime webinar will feature Charis Loveland, an expert in artificial intelligence, data analytics, new product introduction, file and hardware storage, and software development. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/day-in-the-life-of-a-pm-with-charis-loveland-tickets-68183355251 (Our session will be recorded. By attending you consent to be recorded and for the recording to be used as content for Women in Product.) Meet the Speaker Charis Loveland has a decade and a half of experience in artificial intelligence, data analytics, new product introduction, file and hardware storage, and software development. She co-founded a start-up in the machine learning space, works as an instructor of several business courses at General Assembly, and leads online courses about data science at MIT and Columbia. At Microsoft, Charis managed a machine learning (ML) competition platform, created new ML features, and was recognized as an inspiring technical leader chosen for a competitive women's leadership program. She is passionate about addressing customers’ problems using design thinking. Charis serves as a coding instructor, mentor, and advocate for early STEM education and volunteers for several nonprofits that help promote greater diversity in the technology industry.
- Ladies Get Coffee
What better way to start your day than with pastries, coffee, and rad ladies? Join Ladies Get Paid, and Women in Product for a meet up at General Assembly on August 2nd! Ladies Get Paid has joined forces with General Assembly to host a monthly meet up and provide the fuel — aka caffeine and treats. YUM! Get tickets and find out more about the event here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/ladies-get-coffee/boston/82885
- GA + WOMEN IN PRODUCT: NETWORKING NIGHT
Are you a product manager or aspiring product manager in the Boston area? Looking to break into the industry, make greater connections and share your passion for product management with fellow professionals? Join General Assembly and Women in Product for a night of connections, refreshments, and networking! Details and tickets here:https://generalassemb.ly/education/ga-women-in-product-networking-night/boston/83162
- Break into Product Management or take your PM skills to the next level!
Purchase your tickets and find out more about the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/break-into-product-management-or-take-your-pm-skills-to-the-next-level-tickets-61446680676?aff=erelexpmlt Ready to take on the coveted move in to Product Management? Learn how to step up your resume game and increase your chances of getting your next Product Management gig. Come join and hear from our panel of experts, Gillian Roslyakov, Mary Kaufman, Melissa Appel, and Sarah Donner, as they share their personal stories, actionable tips and expertise on product management & help you build your resume for your next career move. Women in Product is excited to present this event in association with Wayfair! If you have any trouble finding the event please contact: Juhi -[masked] Ashima -[masked]
- Book Club: How to be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings
Reserve your spot on eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wip-boston-book-club-how-to-be-successful-without-hurting-mens-feelings-tickets-59614214721 Join us for a night of informal networking and discussion about Sarah Cooper's satirical book How to be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings. Sarah Cooper This will be a smaller event with the opportunity to connect with other women in the Boston product community and have a few laughs over this comical book. Light snacks will be provided, but please feel free to bring wine or your beverage of choice. Space is limited to the first eight people who sign up on the eventbrite. However, if there is a lot of interest, we will organize more book club meet ups in the future. This event will take place at one of our board members apartments in the South End of Boston. The address will be provided to those that get a space. About the Author Sarah Cooper (from Amazon) Sarah Cooper is a writer, comedian, speaker and author of the bestselling book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. She built her comedy career in between working as a user experience designer for companies like Yahoo! and Google, where she was fed free lunches and lots of material. She is the creator of satirical blog TheCooperReview.com, which attracts millions of readers around the world and has been featured in The Washington Post, Forbes, Fast Company and countless other publications. Sarah lives in New York City with this guy named Jeff. About the book (from Amazon) Ambitious women are scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they're not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers, and become leaders, without harming the fragile male ego. Chapters include, among others, "9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women," "Gaslighting for Beginners," and "How to Be Harassed Without Hurting His Career". It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish what they're saying. Each chapter also features an exercise with a set of "inaction items" designed to challenge women to be less challenging. And, when all else fails, a set of wearable mustaches is included to allow women to seem more man-like. This will cancel out any need to change their leadership style. In fact, it may even lead to a quick promotion!
- Networking Night
REGISTER for FREE: https://generalassemb.ly/education/product-management-networking-night/boston/60750/ Join Women in Product & General Assembly for conversations and cocktails at our final event of the year! Eat, drink, be merry, and meet new connections with casual networking with local product makers. Tuesday, 4 December 6:30 – 8:30 pm EST General Assembly 125 Summer Street 13th Floor Boston, MA 02110 We're excited to kick-off the holiday season with you!
- Transitioning to Product Management
RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET via EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transitioning-to-product-management-tickets-48570779509 Join Women in Product and the Boston Product Management Association on Thursday September 20th from 6:15-8:30pm at Wistia to hear how a front-end engineer, a urology resident, a pricing analyst, and a sales manager all transitioned into product & product marketing management. We’ll kick things off with in-depth introductions from each of our facilitators and then invite you to join smaller group discussions with the speakers to hear more about their transitions into product. This event will feature: Portia Thurmond, a former urology resident, now Senior Manager, Clinical Informatics at QPID (eviCore healthcare) Angela Poire, a former front-end engineer, now Product Owner at InCrowd, Inc Ashwini Asegaonkar, a former pricing analyst, now Product Manager at CVS Health Megan Menesale, a former sales manager, now Senior Director of Product Marketing at Payfactors Molly Wolfberg, a former usability researcher, now Senior Product Manager at Wistia -- Agenda -- 6:00-6:30pm: Arrive, Grab a Drink, & Get Ready to Discuss 6:30-7:00pm: Welcome & Speaker Introductions 7:00-7:45pm: Roundtable Discussions 7:45-8:30pm: Network & Chill RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET via EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transitioning-to-product-management-tickets-48570779509 -- Host & Sponsor -- Thanks for Wistia for hosting us! Before you attend this event as a guest of Wistia, please be sure to familiarize yourself with their event code of conduct: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9hpc3pywz799dnm/WIstia%20Event%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf?dl=0 Wistia (https://wistia.com/) is the video platform for business. Through simple, intuitive and powerful products spanning from free and premium video hosting solutions, to video creation and editing tools like Soapbox, Wistia reduces the barriers to better business communications for teams including marketing, sales, support, HR, and more. With Wistia, everyone, regardless of their experience-level, can create, host, manage, distribute, and analyze great-looking video that fuels stronger, more human connections. -- Connect with WIP & our Boston chapter -- Join the Boston Women in Product Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/141421600031213/ Follow Boston Women in Product on Twitter https://twitter.com/bostonwomenprod Subscribe to the International Women in Product Newsletter https://www.womenpm.org/join/
- Up & Across: Stakeholder Strategies for Product Leaders
RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET via EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-across-stakeholder-strategies-for-product-leaders-tickets-48570210808 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 functions - 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 Shoebuy.com (now Shoes.com) 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 Care.com, 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. RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET via EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/up-across-stakeholder-strategies-for-product-leaders-tickets-48570210808 Many thanks to WAYFAIR for hosting us! Directions to Wayfair: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6SrHCzDqYV-RzBPS2pBYkFwRUZCcWpuMzU5R0JtNkFURGRj/view?usp=sharing
- Women in Product Chapter Kickoff
RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET via EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-product-boston-chapter-kick-off-tickets-45769039429 Hurray! We're becoming the Boston chapter of Women in Product! Join our kickoff event Wednesday May 16th at Lola Travel as we announce that we're becoming the Boston chapter of Women in Product, an international community of women builders and leaders in the tech industry. Meet and network with product managers in the Boston area and discuss how we can continue our mission of connecting and empowering women product managers. Agenda 6:30 - 6:45: Welcome, get drinks & snacks 6:45 - 6:50: Introduction 6:50 - 7:30: Activities, games, & speed networking 7:30 - 8:00: Drinks, snacks, & more networking!