SHATTEring the Glass Ceiling
For the second year, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) presents its award-winning Executive Summit, a gathering of the brightest minds to solve the pathway problem that exists with the lack of diversity in leadership roles. AWIP brings together its Ambassadors community for a combination of lightning talks and leadership panels ensuring that every attendee can leave with actionable next steps for advancing their career to the next level. If you are an experienced Product Manager or Engineer and looking to move into the executive rank, we would love to hear from you. Please complete our interest form here, and we will get back to you soon.
|12:00pm - 1:00pm||Lunch + Sponsors Exhibition|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||Guest Arrival + Mixer|
|2:00pm - 2:30pm||Shattering the glass ceiling: from academia to CPO|
|2:30pm - 3:00pm||Shifting away from the promotion pyramid - it’s a pathways problem, not a pipeline problem|
|3:00pm - 3:15pm||Break|
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||Innovation Lightning Talks - 20-min each|
|4:45pm - 5:15pm||How to measure what matters?|
|5:15pm - 5:30pm||Break|
|5:30pm - 6:00pm||How do I influence a culture change in a male dominated org?|
|6:00pm - 6:30pm||Closing|
|6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner + Networking + Sponsors Exhibition|
Results-oriented technology executive who delivers game-changing products by obsessing over customers and building amazing teams. Created & scaled successful new businesses at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, delivering both strategy and tactical team execution.
Expertise: customer-driven innovation, digital transformation, global brand, design thinking, culture as a corporate asset.
Interests: blockchain & crypto, economic empowerment, gender equality, corporate governance, Board of Directors, Venture Capital, Early Stage Startups.
Sandy Carter is Vice President of Windows and Enterprise Workloads at Amazon Web Services (AWS) focused on helping companies to innovate using technology. She is the author of Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her research with Carnegie Mellon. Sandy was named Lifetime Achievement Winner, 'Excellence in Cloud Achievement' for 2019, Top 10 AI Influencers for 2019, Top 39 Engineers by Business Insider 2018, Top 50 AI influencer by Onalytica 2018, Top 10 Future of Work influencer in 2018, and Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech, and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley.
She focuses on investing in later-stage, high-growth consumer and enterprise companies. Specifically, Louisa targets enterprise infrastructure, security, data analytics, and disruptive consumer-focused companies which have the potential to become leaders in their respective markets. Business Insider recognized Louisa among the top 25 rising stars in venture capital in 2019. Louisa holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Louisa began her career at Blackstone’s Private Equity Group in New York where she worked on leveraged buyouts in a variety of industries, from upstream energy to retail. Following Blackstone, she gained operating experience in data science at Enjoy and business operations at Cloudflare. She co-founded cleverlayover, a travel tech startup, which won first place at Harvard Business Schools’ startup competition and was featured on Conde Nast Traveler.
Lead global product management for Fitbit, spanning our devices (smartwatches, trackers and scales), software including the Fitbit app and social experience and health solutions. Have launched 5 devices, including the Versa, and many software features including Female Health and new family features.
Other career highlights:
Led Product Management for Kindle devices (tablets and eReaders). Launched 12 devices.
Led emerging products at HP including our collaboration with Google on the CR-48 (first ever Chromebook) and webOS products.
BD, strategy and PM at Palm Computing - We called it pocket computing.
Some start-ups: founded mobile software co in NYC and sold it to Palm in 2001. But another start-up was a profound learning experience.
Scott Johnston serves as chief operating officer of Docker, an open platform for distributed applications that allows developers and system admins to build, ship, and run distributed applications. Scott brings over 25 years of industry experience to his role at Docker, from software development and product marketing to IT operations and venture capital. Scott previously served as VP of marketing, product management, and strategy at Puppet. Prior to Puppet, Scott served in leadership and operational roles in product management, engineering, business development, and marketing for some of the most disruptive companies in the industry including Netscape, Loudcloud (parent of Opsware), Cisco, and Sun Microsystems. Scott attended Stanford University and earned BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, an MS degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and an MBA.
Software executive focused on critical business objectives, and engineering transformation to accelerate revenue growth and enhance operational efficiency. Extensive experience leading product development from inception to market, across full stack engineering, UX design, product management and technical sales. Consistent track record leading development and delivery of SaaS and packaged products across cloud automation, operations & monitoring, data center management and application frameworks.
Broad expertise in rapidly scaling engineering operations from startup to broad charter global organizations. Direct leadership of technology acquisitions; strategic fit, technology evaluation, and organizational integration.
Enterprise product executive with a demonstrated history of bringing innovative products to market across a variety of sectors, including enterprise software, networking, hardware, IoT, SaaS & Cloud. Combine deep technical expertise, customer and market knowledge, and laser-focused execution. Passionate leader with unique ability to communicate a strong vision, attract and retain talent, and develop/refine organizational processes to align with business goals.
Divya Bhat is the Head of Product at Virta Health, where she leads the creation of both patient and provider platforms to help deliver type 2 diabetes reversal at scale.
A serial entrepreneur and product leader, Divya has spent her career building and scaling products from the ground up. Prior to joining Virta, Divya spent five years in the same-day/on-demand delivery space, first as the founder and CEO of Y-Combinator backed Rickshaw (acquired by DoorDash), and then as one of DoorDash’s Directors of Product. This experience provided essential background in creating products that have multiple user surfaces and a significant on-the-ground component, similar to Virta’s products for patients, providers and coaches that are central to Virta’s continuous remote care platform.
Building analytic products at Workday. Denise is passionate about building great products that empower people. Today, she is building product that enables people to make better, faster decisions in their jobs by giving people access to data in a self-service environment.
Jessica Wang is the Head of Marketing at Mixpanel where she leads our performance, brand, product marketing, and communications teams. Prior to this role, Jessica led marketing at Vidora, a predictive A.I. platform. Jessica has deep leadership experience at technology companies, including Square, Blue Jeans Network, XBOX, and Microsoft Office.
Phil runs Business Operations, Analytics and Strategy at Mixpanel and acts as Chief of Staff to the CEO. In this capacity, Phil and his team drive data influenced decision making throughout Mixpanel's various business groups. Prior to Mixpanel, Phil worked as a consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners focusing on pricing initiatives for tech clients. Phil holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he concentrated in marketing and entrepreneurship.
Mariana Santiago leads the Workday Payroll, Time and Absence Product Management Organization at Workday. Mariana is an inspiring leader who builds strong, committed and engaged teams. Her experience has given her a unique ability to convert vision into action, working with interdisciplinary teams to put together plans and teams to get sustainable results.
She has 20 years of experience in Strategy, Product Management and Consulting related positions, with track record in delivering results.
Mariana has presented at multiple conferences and is currently the spokesperson for Workday Payroll, Time and Absence.
Mariana holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master in International Business.
Sherry is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist turned Silicon Valley marketing executive with more than 18 years experience marketing high-growth enterprise tech companies. Sherry joined Expanse as Chief Marketing Officer after leading the global marketing organization as CMO of Druva. Prior to Druva, Sherry spent 6 years at Splunk as Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. While there, she built and led a 60+ person team that helped drive revenue from $70M pre-IPO to over $1.2B in FY18. She has held marketing leadership positions at MarkLogic, Savvion (acquired by Progress Software), Ingres and BusinessObjects (acquired by SAP).
Jarah is Co-Founder and CEO of WorkWhile, a workforce as a service platform that connects the best hourly workers with the shifts that help them earn a better living and live a better life. A repeat entrepreneur, she was Co-founder, VP Business of Nexla and founder and CEO at Famous media, a pioneer in hyperlocal content acquired by McClatchy. She led the analytics and marketing teams at Flurry, an innovator in mobile analytics acquired by Yahoo, where she became a VP, Product. She cut her teeth as a bond analyst at Bofa Securities and as a consultant at BCG. She is passionate about helping women succeed and is the President of the non-profit Wharton Alumnae Founders & Funders Association.
More than 20 years of leadership experience, including 10+ years of experience building and scaling great user experiences at tech companies. Known for business building, collaborative leadership, building high performing teams, and marrying strategy with great execution to deliver results. Passionate about consumer internet and working with great people.
Specialties: General management, operations, strategic planning, data-driven decision making, people development, omni-channel retail, customer experience and cross-functional leadership
Experienced product leader. Building products that are valued in the real world.
*Straight-shooter, execution oriented, energetic critical-thinker, reliable results-oriented problem solver. * Creatively minded with a background in design and photography. * Data nerd + Outside the box thinker.
Mihir is a gritty product exec and love building products that solve hard problems in a simple way. I do this for growing SaaS startups and with experience as a leader of teams and products, as a strategist, a connector of product with sales and marketing, and as a doer. In doing so, I help startups cement and expand their product-market-fit. My formative years at Adobe provided me with a disciplined foundation on responsible product development, which I build upon everyday in smaller, but growing companies.
I have a track record of building and launching software products that have expanded the market opportunity for companies such as Kahuna, Tradeshift and Hightail. Through these startup experiences, I have experienced highs and lows. The successes have taught me humility and the failures have built resilience. My coworkers would describe me as a leader who communicates a bold vision and establishes a compelling framework and environment for teammates to execute and succeed. While my passion is in leading product management and design, I've also held responsibility for related functions such as engineering and marketing - to ensure tight alignment and product-market-fit. I lead the Product and Design teams at NextRoll (previously known as the AdRoll Group); NextRoll is a marketing and data technology company that offers intelligent, data driven products for advertising and marketing.
Narayan is the Vice President of Products, VMware Cloud.
Narayan leads the vision and strategy for VMware software-defined infrastructure and solutions across public cloud, datacenter, and edge.
Founder, creator and builder of companies, communities and products with a demonstrated track record of using aligned incentives and market-based approaches to change behaviors and industry norms. Known for enterprise growth, go-to-market, revenue and pricing.
- Founding executive team at RPX that led the company to an IPO in less than three years and over $300m in ARR
- Co-founder and COO of SaaStr, the world’s largest community for business software founders, innovators and investors
- Operating partner of SaaStr Fund, which includes Mixmax, Algolia and Automile
- Co-founder of ChIPsNetwork.org, a nonprofit that advances and connects women in tech, law and policy for the purpose of accelerating beneficial innovation
- Network leader with Village Global
- Advisor/investor in a number of fast growing startups
OCTOBER 30TH, 2019 | 12PM - 8PM PT
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
CPOs, Directors and VPs of Product. The content will be catered exclusively towards the unique challenges of a modern product executive. In addition, the AWIP Exec Summit selection committee will be inviting a select group of outstanding AWIP community members who are on the cusp on transitioning into executive / leadership roles.
WHO IS ATTENDING?
We anticipate having ~100 total guests who will be nominated from select leaders and organizations from the tech community, with engagement being driven via panels, lightning talks, and small-group discussions. This will both be an opportunity for our AWIP Ambassadors to network and provide each other with best practices for the most common challenges facing our product leaders today, as well as for NextGen leaders to foster mentoring relationships with our esteemed Ambassador community. If you believe you are a good candidate for our second summit, please complete the application form.
When & Where is the conference?
October 30, 2019 at AWS Loft, San Francisco, CA, USA
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