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Evening with Outreach: Essential Leadership Qualities in High Growth Environments

  • Outreach - Seattle Olympic Rooftop Pavilion , 5214 Ballard Avenue Northwest Seattle, WA, 98107 United States (map)

This is perfect for Mid-Senior Product Managers and Engineers who are committed to high growth leadership.

About this Event

Taking a Leap of Faith: Finding your unicorn and path to leadership is what our panel is all about this evening. 

WHY: A high growth environment is exciting, rewarding, and challenging. When you identify an opportunity that exhilarates you outside of the typical enterprise, you ask yourself, is it worth it? You want high growth in your current role, but you have uncertainty on how to get there inside the perimeters of a large company. You’ve had the same title for several years at different companies, and you are looking for growth. AWIP and Outreach are showcasing how you can achieve those goals!

HOW: We have a panel of experienced leaders who have thrived in a variety of high growth environments and who understand the challenges with leveling diversity in management roles. They are eager to share their experience, insights, and lessons learned as they have grown themselves into impactful leaders and taking their leap of faith in the start-up community.

WHAT: Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) and Outreach have partnered to create an evening of direct and meaningful conversation followed by smaller group discussions. Following a panel discussion of executives sharing their journey and answering audience questions, we will have an opportunity in small groups to apply what you’ve learned. Our community is about individual growth and shared learning, so we encourage small groups to submit their work for evaluation by our panel. Most important to us is that you come away with new or improved tools that you can immediately apply and achieve results — networking before and directly following the event. If you want to become a member of AWIP, please click here to sign up.


Sarah Phillips - VP of Product at Outreach

Sarah Phillips is VP of Product at Outreach and leads product and program management around a single organizing principle: build useful solutions that people need and value. Nowhere are those values more at home than Outreach, a product-centered around the sales rep. Sarah was recently Director of Product at Onvia, where she first learned to love sales culture and led the redesign & launch of a sales intelligence platform for business to government. Before Onvia, Sarah was Director of Product Strategy for iStock by Getty Images, optimizing the product from a business model, internationalization, and user experience perspective. Sarah has 15+ years of experience helping B2B companies expand their loyal user base and grow top-line revenue through the launch of services, solutions, and products that provide meaningful value.

Luke Hoban - CTO at Pulumi (Previously Amazon and Microsoft)

Luke Hoban is the CTO at Pulumi where he is re-imagining how developers program the cloud, backed by Madrona with a world-class team to deliver such transformative experiences in a cloud-native world. Prior to Pulumi, Luke held product and engineering roles at AWS and Microsoft. At AWS, Luke led product definition and business planning for EC2 instance families including GPU, FPGA and T2 compute offerings. At Microsoft, Luke co-founded TypeScript (the fastest growing development language), developed Go support for Visual Studio Code (the most used developer tool for Go), was part of the design teams for ECMAScript and C#, and served as Technical Assistant to the CVP of the Developer Division contributing to corporate strategy and execution for the developer audience. Luke is passionate about building tools and platforms to enable and empower developers and is a deep believer in the transformative potential of the cloud.

Emily Kruger - VP Product at Kaskada (Previously Amazon)

Emily is VP of Product at Kaskada; a Seattle-based startup focused on machine learning. Previously, she ran product management at AWS for Amazon Lightsail and led product management teams focused on cloud and infrastructure at Parallels and BitTitan, both Seattle-based software companies. Emily is a Yale University and BCG alumni.


Laura Ulmer - Principal Product Manager, Senzing and valued AWIP Ambassador

Laura currently serves as Principal Product Manager for Senzing Inc., an Artificial Intelligence Product Company, whose mission is to democratize Entity Resolution (ER) in structured data. (ER exposes who is who & who is related to who within and across sources of data.)

Previously, Laura has spearheaded advancements in a product at companies like Rosetta Stone, Avalara, and Big Fish Games. She is a passionate proponent of women and equality in technology who has been a keynote speaker on Breaking Barries into Tech for ChickTech and featured in two Di-A-Logue, An American Mosaic podcast episodes (28 & 46 on Apple Podcasts).


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