Expanding the Product Portfolio with Dropbox

Expanding the Product Portfolio with Dropbox

For many Product Managers who have grown mature product lines, a natural question to ask is: "What's next? How do we continue to grow and expand into new markets?"

For those of us who have wondered how senior product leadership considers these questions and when/how they would add products and lines of business to your companies portfolio, Advancing Women in Product served up wisdom from four stellar product leaders in the Seattle chapter: Valerie Layman (Chief Product Officer, Yapta), Vishal Kapoor (Director of Product, Dropbox), Anushka Anand (Senior Product Manager, Tableau), and Nancy Wang (Senior Manager of Product Management, Amazon Web Services). Each product leader represented a different facet of this question: from startups like Yapta (which is vertical-focused) to large companies like Amazon Web Services (which is known for its horizontal expansion).

Is voice the new UI in the enterprise? 

Is voice the new UI in the enterprise? 

What’s the quickest way to grow your user base? You might argue it’s by offering the most emergent interface to your consumers: voice. AWIP’s newly launched Boston chapter hosted their second event at Amazon and aimed to answer questions including What are the key use cases where a voice user interface can provide value? and How will a voice UI affect various aspects of product development? Steering the discussion was Joti Balani, Managing Director at Freshriver.ai, who challenged panelists to pinpoint why there is so much momentum around voice UI compared to some more traditional user interfaces we see today.

Applied AI For Products

Applied AI For Products

To maximize the opportunity AI and machine learning represents, product leaders must ask the right questions, understand the process of developing models, and encourage their organization to foster continuous improvement.

On May 7th 2019, Advancing Women in Product and Sift Science in Seattle co-hosted “Applied AI in Products” to a full house, where our panelists shared their best practices for integrating AI into a product.



A Day in the Life of a Female Game Developer

A Day in the Life of a Female Game Developer

The game industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation in who develops games and who plays them. More women are part of the game development process and more women are playing games than ever before. “We want to make games for everyone in the whole world, and the world is a lot bigger than one gender,” said Kate Kellogg, Head of Operations at Amazon Game Studios and former VP of Studio Operations at 2K Games.

Cracking the Google (PM) Interview

As the co-founder of Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering women to become future Product leaders, I often get tapped to give advice on how to ace the PM interview, or just the Google interview in general. So with this post, I hope to accomplish both of those goals and bestow some of the insights/learnings I’ve gained after giving 50+ Google interviews while during my tenure there.