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WIP Toronto | Life of a Product Executive

July 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Women in Product Toronto presents a panel discussion on the ins and outs of being a product executive

Women in Product Toronto in partnership with Versett will be hosting an in person Summer 2023 event on Thursday July 20, 2023 focused on answering the question – what is it like to be a product executive?

Whether you’re just starting out in your product journey, or you’ve been working a couple of years, or if you’re interested in seeing how other Product leaders run their teams – this event is for you. We’ll be speaking with two very accomplished product executives, Cara Yarzab, VP of Product at Axonify and Amber Foucault, VP Product, North America at Ceridian on how they get to where they are and the challenges they’ve faced along the way like working in male-dominated industries and balancing work and caregiving. You’ll also get to learn more about what a typical (or not so typical) day in the life of a product executive looks like, and get some tips on how to create mentors and allies for yourself to level up in your career.


5:30 pm – Doors Open and Food & Drinks

6:00 pm – Intro and Panel Begins

6:55 pm – Q&A with Speakers

7:30 pm – Networking

Be aware of our event policy before you sign up:

Women in Product Toronto aims to create safe spaces & allow for authentic connections of women-identified product professionals. Our events, whether online or in-person, aim to allow women-identified or non-binary product folks to authentically connect as themselves without fear of discrimination, intimidation, invasions of privacy, or abusive behaviour. This kind of environment may not exist for all community members in their working lives; so we strive to provide psychological safety at our events.

For this reason, all events are open only to women-identified & non-binary individuals in the product community.

By participating at an event, you grant Women in Product permission to the use of your image, likeness, actions, and/or statements in connection with all forms of photography, audio, and video recordings.

A gentle reminder to all attendees:

As the event will be held in person, please give yourself enough time to check in. We kindly ask that all attendees arrive before 5:45 pm to secure a seat for this event. The doors & elevators may be locked, so it can be difficult to accommodate late arrivals.

Cara Yarzab is the VP of Product at Axonify.

In her role as Vice President of Product, Cara leads a talented team of product managers responsible for delivering new products to serve customers better.

Before joining Axonify, she helped organizations like TVO, D2L, Prodigy Education and Outschool transform their businesses through new product offerings.

Outside of work Cara is a volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada and sits on the board of directors for Access Copyright.

Amber Foucault is the VP Product, North America at Ceridian.

She is using her product mindset to approach strategic solutions for their mobile B2C product offering and B2B data products. With the launch of over 70 products under her belt, her specialty is turning big ideas into measured action. Amber has led teams in product, design, strategy, customer support and more, drawing expertise from each build and creating strong cross-functional communication that solves problems and builds processes to ensure execution is always possible.


This event is brought to you by Women In Product

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Women In Product (www.womenpm.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing women with equal access and representation in product management careers at all levels. Its mission is to provide women with equal access and representation in product management careers at all levels through Community, Mobility, & Advocacy. The Toronto chapter helps achieve this by building a local community here in our city.As Women in Product Toronto (WIPTO), we exist to create safe physical & digital spaces for women-identified product professionals to authentically connect with one another by listening, sharing, & learning.  



Versett is a global digital transformation company. With an experienced team and specialized skills, we offer strategy, technology, data science & design. Our focus is on creating customer-centric experiences that help unlock the full digital potential of our clients.


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July 20, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm


296 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1X2 Canada


Women In Product
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