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23WIP Call For Proposals Kickoff: Developing a Standout Submission

January 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Tips for crafting a winning proposal, peer feedback & live Q&A, w/All-Star WIP Speakers

What is the selection committee looking for in a successful conference submission? How do you decide what to submit, and convey your expertise in an actionable, engaging, and succinct way? What are impactful ways to connect a proposal to this year’s theme?

If you want to bring your expertise to the Women In Product community, and you’re not quite sure where to start with a proposal – join us to hear from women who’ve wowed the committee (multiple times) and hear about what helped!

💡Our panel will cover:

• How to refine your idea with your intended audience in mind

• Ways to make the most of the submission guide

• How to create key takeaways and a session description that stand apart

• Keys to choosing a format for your idea

• Considerations for developing your idea in relationship to this year’s theme

• Where to get support and feedback to validate your concept

📝 Then…

Get peer feedback on your proposal ideas! You’ll be paired in timed 1:1 chats with other PMs, to get feedback on your proposal ideas – and meet other women in product!

🧠 Meet Your Presenters:

After volunteering as a live Q&A moderator at Women In Product Conferences in 2020 and 2021, Evelyn Chou spoke as part of a popular panel at the 2022 Conference before hosting a recent Product Blender. A Product leader with experience in EdTech, FinTech, and marketplace/rideshare, Evelyn is passionate about growth, mentorship, and equity. With more than 10 years of experience across different industries, Evelyn Chou has built data products, navigated complex compliance challenges, and launched features in different cities – her career has been a tapestry of growth and impact. Currently Sr. Product Operations Manager at Coursera, Evelyn is building rigor and processes to supercharge growth through product innovation.

Mallika Gargeya presented in 2022 as a solo presenter with the talk ‘Personalization to Build Consumer Confidence.’ As a Senior Data Scientist hybrid Data Product Manager at Autodesk, Mallika designs experiences between humans and technology, with an eye on ethical development that helps people make better use of technology. She loves getting into the nitty-gritty details of the data AND strategizing what problem to tackle next with the customer in mind. In her current role, she gets the best of both worlds – running a program in personalization to build data products that benefit autodesk customers.

📚 Meet your All-Star Moderator:

A frequent contributor to Women In Product’s events, Lisa Kostova first spoke on the women In Product Conference Stages in 2020. She moderated a 2021 stage session at the 2021 conference, hosted the first-ever Product Blender in August 2021, and held a popular live workshop in 2022. An advisor, Mentor, Coach and Former VP of Product, Lisa is the founder of the Career CLIMB™ framework and the CEO of a suite of executive development programs for mid-career female professionals in product and related fields. She is also a current mountaineer, and a vocal advocate for mid-career women in tech. Lisa hosts the Female Tech Exec podcast and the free Product VP Challenge, which runs quarterly and is open to all women wishing to climb their career mountains. Connect with Lisa at www.careerclimb.co.

About Product Blenders:

In our Product Blender series, hosts and guests offer key tactics, techniques and actionable insights you can take back to your work immediately. Each event covers new skills and topics — we hope to see you at more than one.


January 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Women In Product
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