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Chicago Regional Event Recap

An Unforgettable Evening in Chicago

We kicked off our first-ever Regional event in Chicago in May that was not to be missed! We brought together more than 70 Chicago product leaders and emerging talents to kick off the 2024 Women In Product Conference. From captivating discussions on leveraging community for career advancement to illuminating panels redefining product management in the financial sector, this event shined with insights and inspiration. With intimate breakout sessions providing hands-on coaching and peer learning, attendees left with a mix of actionable tips to tackle real-life challenges, simple approaches to innovation, and a desire to stay connected with peers.

Don’t hear about it next time – be there to experience it! Stay tuned for more events that promise to fuel your product management journey.

Images sourced by Ash Enger Photography.

Thanks to Discover for hosting this incredible night!

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Event Highlights

Jenny Zhao - Chicago Regional Event

Images sourced by Jenny Zhao.

FORGING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AND IMPACTFUL LEADERSHIP COACHING

“It was inspiring hearing from some of the original Chicago chapter founders on how their friendship and support of one another has helped them in their careers, whether it’s getting pulled into an awesome job by one of the community members or a much needed lunch therapy session when in a terrible work situation. […] Lastly, Kristen DeLap led an incredible leadership coaching session where we got to deep dive into real problems people were up against, and hear from a powerhouse group on ways to tackle those problems.” – Jenny Zhao, Attendee

 

Images sourced by Ash Enger Photography.

APPROACHING INNOVATION WITH SIMPLICITY

““Innovation doesn’t have to be a big thing, it can be small.” This was a great reminder.

Last night Women In Product hosted a great event at Discover Financial Services Chicago office. Great to hear so many perspectives from Discover’s product leadership.” – Biancia Akers, Attendee

Thank You To Our Speakers

Ashley Phillips

Ashley Phillips

Director of Product, Aura Home, Inc.

Shelby King

Shelby King

VP, Network Operations, Teamshares

Varsha Gaddam

Varsha Gaddam

Senior Product Manager

Toni Sargeant

Toni Sargeant

Director, B2B Payment Products & Partnerships, AMEX

Laura Graves

Laura Graves

E-Commerce & Payments Product Leader; Advisor, gritmind

Himica Kumar

Himica Kumar

Senior Product Manager, Adyen

Shalini Mani

Shalini Mani

Senior Director, Product Management and Operations, Student Loans, Discover Financial Services

Kristen DeLap

Kristen DeLap

Vice President, Digital Product and UX, MillerKnoll

Wendy Shotts

Wendy Shotts

Director of Acquisition Marketing, Discover Financial Services

Erin Daugherty

Erin Daugherty

Director Portfolio Enablement, Discover Financial Services

Liz MacNair

Liz MacNair

Senior Manager - Deposits Mobile App, Discover Financial Services

Anna Stevens

Anna Stevens

Senior Manager Loyalty Marketing, Discover Financial Services

Valeri Vanourek

Valeri Vanourek

Vice President, Digital Products, Discover Financial Services

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