AWIP is the most premier tech mentorship and networking organization based in Bay Area that gives high quality professionals in technology at all levels the exclusive opportunity to network, teach, learn and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and interests that other high level companies, age groups and industries are evaluating.
In an industry where there hasn’t been equal educational and professional opportunities for women and men, AWIP is taking a vital step towards addressing this pressing problem and asking the industry’s highest quality companies and leaders like yourself to join our efforts. It is an important time in our society to truly implement on gender equality across the board and AWIP is relying on the power of community to help do so in the technology sector.
Since coming together to form Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) in late 2016, we are the premier community in the SF Bay Area for women product managers. As part of a grassroots movement to improve diversity stats and encourage more inclusion in tech companies, we feel that AWIP will soon become a cross-gender movement—one that is championed by women and men.
CEO & Co-Founder
Lead PM, Rubrik
Nancy is an experienced product manager and VC leading core product lines at Rubrik she was also a former PM at Google, leading products for the Google Fiber Network team.
Chief Operating Officer
Product Manager, Henny Penny Corporation
Roshni is an experienced product manager with skillset in User Research, Interface Design, Software Development and Product Management.
Director, Product Management, Cisco
Shubha Govil is Director Product Management at Cisco DevNet, building tools and offers for developers working with Cisco APIs to bring their innovations to life.
Tech Executive, Former AWS, Salesforce, Ideo
Tatyana is a General Manager & multi-disciplinary product executive who drives innovation by understanding customers deeply and leading through empathy.
Director of Ambassador Program
Co-Founder & General Partner, Amity Ventures
Patrick Yang is a venture capitalist excited to work with the next generation of entrepreneurs and help more people break into the technology field.
Director of Programming
Vice President, Head of Product & Strategy, Applitools
Aakrit presently heads Product & Strategy @ Applitools, an A.I. built testing and monitoring solution for enterprises to manage their applications.
Director of Content
Vice President, DCM Ventures
David is an Investment Manager at DCM Ventures, a $3.5B global venture capital firm. Prior to DCM Ventures, David spent time as a product manager at StreetEasy (acq by Zillow) and Accenture Management Consulting.
General Counsel & Director of Partnerships
Partner at Westmoreland Partners, LLP
Gordon is the chief legal officer of a parent holding company in the healthcare field and adjunct professor of business law at the George Washington University.
Loved the event, learned a ton. Was especially cool to see how much the younger, aspiring PM crowd valued your direct insights and advice at the end. They were starstruck! At a recent ally event at Segment, one our Designers, Annie, said, "I can only be what I can see," referring to the importance of representation— so kudos for being such an inspiring example to these budding professionals!
▬ Chris Sperandio, PM @ Segment
I attended the AWIP event yesterday and this was my second event. Loved it - very helpful and informational, not just for PM roles but also long term corporate career growth and success. We owe you a lot for your efforts to bring together these high quality events and thank you for being the champions.
▬ Kaushik Raha, Wharton MBA Class of 2018