The 65 Women Setting Precedents In Product Management


Product managers have a lot on their shoulders. Working hand-in-hand with product marketing, product managers are the advocates of the customer and they coordinate the product teams. Between wrangling resources and balancing timelines, they keep the customer at the heart of the product.

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No two product managers are the same. With varied backgrounds, they bring unique skillsets to a growing career field. You should know these 65 product managers setting precedents – and they’re all women.

  1. Kristen Bender is Senior Manager of Music Product Management at Sonos, a wireless speaker company.
  2. With her background in product management, Chantal Marin founded HoodooPro to help startups get their product right. She’s also a full stack engineer.
  3. Jennifer Lee is the Senior Product Manager at PayPal.
  4. Priya Ganapati leads as Director of Platform Products at media company Qz.
  5. At of American Express, Shana Wickett works as Product Manager.
  6. Candace Marks is Senior Product Manager of Media Management Services at Getty.
  7. Product Manager Alicia Slough spends her days at colorful stationary company Poppin.
  8. Maria Jesus Verdugo is Product Manager at transportation company Ride based in New York City.
  9. Simona Arsene is Product Manager at SUSE, Linux and cloud infrastructure provider, in Nürnberg, Germany.
  10. NPR’s Product Manager is Mathilide Piard.
  11. Kristen Fortino Gill is Director of Product Management at Salsify.
  12. At Growthhackers, Hila Qu is Product Manager for Growth.
  13. Madhuri Shinde is the Growth Lead at Chartboost.
  14. Previously at Evernote, Melissa Tsang is the Product Manager at the Lending Club.
  15. Juliette Senesi of Skyhook Wireless is the Product Manager.
  16. Maria Thomas is Director of Product Management at Insightly, CRM and project management software. Her past companies include from Intuit and Microsoft.
  17. Find Abigail Lokshin at Rue La La as the Product Manager for Mobile.
  18. Sandra Liu Huang is Product Manager at Quora.
  19. Diana Rosanti is Senior Product Manager at Clean Energy Company Off:Grid:Electric.
  20. Over at GSN Digital, Tara McGoff is Senior Product Manager.
  21. Previously of Promoboxx, Anna Perko is now Product Manager at HubSpot.
  22. For TV at Cox Media Group, Leslie Wilkinson is Mobile Product Manager.
  23. Julia Graham is Director of Product at DoubleDutch, which makes mobile apps for events and conferences.
  24. Ryan Barnes’ Twitter bio says it all: “Trying to predict the future by inventing it.” She’s Product Manager at Facebook.
  25. Jessica Barnett is the Product Manager at Trello, a favorite tool among product managers.
  26. Ashley Yuki is Product Manager at Instagram.
  27. Jobina Hardy is Product Manager at Lost My Name, a publisher of personalized children’s books.
  28. Behind the blue bird, Gaby Pena is Senior Product Manager at Twitter.
  29. Caitlin Clark-Zigmond is Vice President of Product Management at CoreDial that provides white-label cloud communications.
  30. Kat Li is Product Manager at Digit, a software to help people save money.
  31. With experience in product management from Viacom, Sarah Shaiq is the Founder of
  32. Catherine Bassett is Senior Product Manager at Rue La La. Read more of her work on her blog.
  33. After working her way through Red Bull Media House and ESPN, Talia Retelny is Product Manager at Bleacher Report.
  34. Now VP of Product at Lola, a travel startup, Ellen Chisa previously worked as product manager at Microsoft and Kickstarter. She’s a self-described Harvard Business School dropout.
  35. Taylor Raftery is the Associate Product Manager of the Elements Collections at Reebok.
  36. Julie Wiethop is Product Manager at Sensient Technology Corporation that manufactures colors, flavors, and fragrances.
  37. Emily True is Product Manager at Robin, a room booking system.
  38. At Blue Apron, Catherine Pao is Growth Product Manager. Quibb profiled her past work at Blue Ocean and Microsoft.
  39. Nikila Srinivasan is Product Manager of the Facebook Ad Business in Emerging Markets.
  40. Formerly Product at Beats, Jessica Kane is now Product at Facebook.
  41. Now Product at DropBox, Mindy Zhang previously worked as Product Manager at Microsoft and Product Marketing Manager at Google.
  42. Carrie Beaulieu Shusteff leads Product Management and Customer Success at Celect, predictive analytics for retail merchandising.
  43. At PayPal, Catherine Chiang is Group  Product Manager of Unified Login.
  44. Kelly Bowker is Product Manager at Codeship and mentors the Emerson Launch, a college accelerator program.
  45. Product Manager Catherine Shyu works at FullContact.
  46. With experience at Bain & Co and Wayfair, Evan Favermann is Product Manager at Nara Logics.
  47. Laura Kudia is Senior Product Manager at NY Daily News.
  48. Janna Bastow founded ProdPad, software for product management, after years of working in product herself.
  49. Michelle Rosenthal is Product Manager at Luum, software to improve employee commutes.
  50. Funtomic is a web and mobile gaming company. Noa Adamsky is their VP of Product.
  51. For Shop Style of POPSUGAR, Nina Liu serves as Senior Product Manager.
  52. With a BFA in Art History from SCAD, Anna Marie Clifton was previously Product Manager at Asana and now holds the same role at Yammer. Proof that PMs don’t need a “technical” degree.
  53. Suzie Livingston is Group Product Manager at IBM Social Solutions.
  54. Magdalena Georgieva is Senior Product Manager at HubSpot.
  55. Vanessa Bruce is Senior Manager of Product Design at ReferralMob, a hiring and referral software.
  56. At eBay, Jenny Cu is Senior Preoduct Manager.
  57. Johanna Cronin is Product Manager at StartEngine LA.
  58. Product Manager Caitlin Smith works at content marketing platform SnapApp.
  59. Whitney Guerrero is Product Manager at Brand Networks.
  60. Naomi Bianca Morton is Product Manager at Reevoo, software for user-generated content on-demand. She won The Verge’s Award for “Best Keyboard for the iPhone.” for her work at Swiftkey.
  61. Cait Porte is Product Manager at Blueport Commerce, teaches the Product Management Course at General Assembly, and writes about her experiences on her blog.
  62. Dorothy Cheung is Group Product Manager for Growth and Digital Advertising at Ten-X (formerly known as
  63. With experience at Acquia and IBM, Julie Marobella is VP of Products at Barkly, a security software company.
  64. Ridhi Gupta is Product Manager at Flipkart.
  65. VP of Product and Business Operations of theBoardList is Lesley Kim Grossblast. She’s worked in product at Intuit, Netflix, NextDoor, and AltSchool.

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