About the podcast
The path to product manager is rarely the same for each person, and the work in each role is distinct. We think it’s important to discover what makes the product experience unique through the words of real PMs—and to share this knowledge with the community. We ask leaders in the industry to share negotiation and career building techniques, insights on workplace dynamics, and tips to help people find their fit as a PM.
This podcast was started to give women product managers a voice so they can speak up and speak to each other about the reality of work as a woman or non-binary identifying product manager.
You will hear from PMs across industries, at various points in their careers and from different backgrounds. These community conversations touch on helpful resources, solutions to common difficulties, and help you become a better PM.
As we wrap up our Path to CPO series, Elizabeth Ames and Rashmi Ramesh bring the Women In Product team together to share their favorite memories.
This episode of Path to CPO highlights the importance of diversity in a company’s executive team. Ted Krantz, CEO at data.ai, shares his experience with hiring female CPOs and what a battle that process has been. Ted also gives tips for how women can be prepared to step into product leadership roles.
Stay tuned for our next episodes on AI! In the meantime, join us for one of our AI Live Learning Workshops: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/ai-live-learning-series-2623269
Discover an insider’s perspective on C-suite recruitment with Chris Johnson, an experienced executive recruiter. Gain valuable insights into the product executive recruitment process and learn about the challenges of recruiting female executives. Join us on this enlightening Path to CPO to demystify the world of C-suite-level recruiters and unlock the secrets to success.Chris-Johnson-Transcript-Public
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In our recent installment of Path to CPO, Amory Wakefield, Chief Product Officer at Aquabyte, discusses the significance of team dynamics in achieving success and the importance of diversity in problem-solving. Gain insights into navigating different industries, the power of effective communication, and the joys of embracing the journey.
Join us on the latest Path to CPO episode as Heather Gordon Friedland, Chief Product Officer at Ancestry, shares her incredible journey in the product industry. Discover how regularly seeking out new opportunities and finding joy in your work can help you excel as a versatile product leader.
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On this episode of Path to CPO, learn how being an out-of-the-box candidate can help you step into new roles. Yuying Chen-Wynn, former CPO at Barnes & Noble Education, shares her unique journey of facing challenges and overcoming obstacles to be successful in product. Take a moment to listen to Yuying’s wisdom as you think back on your own professional path.Yuying-Transcript-Public-Transcript
In the latest installment of the #PathtoCPO series, get valuable career advancement advice and understand the significance of mentorship in product development. Ketaki Rao, the CPO at data.ai, imparts her knowledge, emphasizing the significance of seizing opportunities and implementing feedback.Ketaki-Transcript-Public-Transcript
We are returning to our Path to CPO series with Annie Pearl, who was previously the CPO of Calendly when we recorded this episode. Annie talks to Rashmi Ramesh about how she started out in law school, but fell in love with deeply understanding the users and their problems. She describes the difference between functional leadership and executive, why hiring is crucial, and the importance of vision and strategy in order to make the leap.
Before we hear more from our guests and their #PathtoCPO, reflect on the past episodes of this podcast series with Rashmi Ramesh, Director of Product. We wanted this series to inspire our community members to pursue executive roles, and we hope you are encouraged by the stories our guests have shared. Listen to the top takeaways from the different speakers and consider how you can apply them to your career.Public-Transcript-Insight-Episode-1