Celebrating Women’s History Month
In the month of March, we honor the achievements of women and recognize their struggles and sacrifices, which have paved the way for generations of women to come.
In the early days of product management, women were largely excluded from the product management field due to societal expectations that relegated women to traditional roles such as homemaker or secretary. However, with the rise of the feminist movement in the 1960s and 70s, women began to challenge these expectations and demand equal opportunities in the workplace.
As more women entered the workforce, they brought their unique perspectives and skill sets to a range of industries, including product management. In the 1980s and 90s, women began to make significant strides in product management, with companies such as Apple and Microsoft hiring women for leadership roles in product development.
Today, women are making significant contributions to product management, bringing diverse perspectives and approaches to the field. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we recognize the role that women have played in shaping the history of product management and look forward to a more equitable future for all women in the workforce.
Women Who Changed the Tech World
ADA LOVELACE (1815-1852)
grace hopper (1906-1992)
American computer scientist
hedy lamarr (1914–2000)
Inventor of WIFI
Mary Jackson (1921–2005)
American mathematician and aerospace engineer
Mary wilkes (1937-Present)
First home computer user
Annie Easley (1933–2011)
American Computer Scientist
adele goldberg (1945-Present)
American Computer Scientist
RADIA PErlman (1951-Present)
American network engineer
important facts about women’s history month
- The first Woman’s History Day took place on February 28, 1909, in New York City. It commemorated the one-year anniversary of the 15,000 women who marched in the garment workers’ strikes.
- The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women planned and launched a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978.
- After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9, which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.”
celebrating international women’s day on March 8th
Product Management Learner Experience, LinkedIn
Product Leader and Creator and Host of The Path to CPO Podcast
VP, Head of Product + UX + Docs at Rudderstack
Founder & CEO of Criya YC W22
Join us on International Women’s Day for a powerful panel discussion on career advancement and community building in product management on March 8th at 12:00-12:30pm PT.
The event will be hosted by Shyvee Shi (Product Leader at LinkedIn) & Women In Product, and our panelists are Rashmi Ramesh, Product Leader and creator of The Path to CPO podcast, Monica Ugwi, VP and Head of Product + UX + Docs at Rudderstack, and Deb Dutta, Founder & CEO of Criya YC W22. They will share their experiences and insights on the importance of community in advancing in your career, and how to navigate challenges to achieve what’s next!
purpose driven leadership
I’m deeply appreciative of the opportunity that these women have made possible for me. My story, in all its complicated brilliance, is only feasible because these remarkable, exceptional women met the moment with rectitude, excellence, gracefulness, and gentleness. They paid it forward by mentoring, shaping, and molding me into the woman I am today.