Episode 16: Executive Edition — Sponsoring an APM Program

C-Suite Guides

Heather Conklin and Aubrey Gavin join host Elizabeth Ames as guests on this episode. The three discuss what it was like founding and taking part in Salesforce’s APM program from the perspectives of both executive and PM newbie. Hear how establishing the program proved beneficial for various teams across the company and the human-side by embracing authenticity.

Learn more about the WIP Conference: www.womenpm.org/conference

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Find Inclusive Product Design Resources here: https://bit.ly/3qhoqsv

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