A community for women
who build, design, and create.
8:15 am - 9:15 am
Her Career & Mentorship Lounge
Opening Remarks Emcee and HPL Founders:
Hannah Bertiger as emcee from Walmart Experience
Naimeesha Murthy, Monica Rozenfeld & Lina Bedi
9:15 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 10:00 am
In this talk, MZ Goodman will provide best practices in product from her career at Glossier, Goop and The New York Times—and now at Charity: Water.
10:00 am - 11:00 am
#BuildHer Lightning Talks
Pivoting into product, Ashley Curran from Betterment shares her surprise journey into product management and how in six years she found herself working on 3 brands with 4 promotions, and a 400% salary increase.
Selena Hadzibabic from The Knot Worldwide will cover how to go beyond the Whys to suss out whether you have a product idea worth pursuing and how to enlist non-product teammates to help you vet customer ideas and interest.
In her talk, Forbes' Nina Foroutan will share what her background in journalism taught her about interviewing skills to better understand the customer and to pivot quickly to address the needs of the end user.
Emma Schwartz from Meetup will give a talk on product managers as the gatekeepers to inclusion with 6 tactics to improve the world while also growing your product.
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Keynote talk with Jackie DeJesse from Google on a framework to build productive relationships with stakeholders throughout your organization to develop winning products (plus a few examples of relationship fails).
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Engage in meaningful interactions to build your support system and elevate your career led by
Jillian Richardson, Author & Founder of The Joy List
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Her Career & Mentorship Lounge
Pop-ups featuring Noona's Ice Cream, Jolii Cosmetics & more.
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
#DesignHer Keynote Talk
Catheryn Keegan of JP Morgan Chase and Veronika Druce from Goldman Sachs will share their strategy for product managers to collaborate with design and content to build more engaging products along with a case study of a product released to 48 million!
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
#StrategizeHer Keynote Talk
Chief Product Officer at Ellevest, Alexandria Stried, will talk about how her company developed a product strategy to achieve its mission: to make investing accessible to more women.
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
#MakeHer Unscripted Panel Discussion
Building Successful Digital & Non-Digital Products
+Plus Career Talk
Roopa Pemmaraju, Founder Ethical Clothing Line Roopa Pemmaraju
Sasha Suresh, Founder of Jolii Cosmetics
Sonia Kedzeirski, Director of Product at Etsy
Maya Brooks, Product Manager at IFundWomen
Moderated by Courtney Brand, founder of thelighthouse.
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this interactive session, Vivek Bedi will provide a glimpse into a Product Immersion workshop. He will cover exercises focused on big-picture thinking and feature prioritization. Be prepared to use sticky notes and collaborate with others sitting next to you.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Melissa Telzer, Founder of inKind Space, will close the event with her personal journey launching her own lifestyle platform to support women like her who have been diagnosed with cancer.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us for beer and wine with a set from DJ Mercy—a software engineer by day at Goldman Sachs!
General ticket plus:
Second day workshop (October 23): hands-on learning, interactive exercise by Product Immersion
Velvet couch table seating with power for your gadget at the Summit