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Foster The Product

Foster the Product is a nexus of people and ideas that can help develop successful products and careers. The first Thursday of every month, hundreds of current and aspiring product managers come together at Foster the Product to learn and share their knowledge. Events are open to the public with advanced registration.


Recorded & Upcoming Sessions

Kavita Kamani

What to Expect in Different Phases of Product Management

Speaker: Kavita Kamani, Principal Director of PM, Supply Chain Engineering at Microsoft
November 5, 2020

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Working Backwards from the Customer

Speaker: Jennifer Cast, Amazon’s 25th employee and former VP of Amazon Books
December 3, 2020

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Nirankush PanchbhaiChoosing What Not to Build: When and How to Say No or Stop

Speaker: Nirankush Panchbhai, Vice President of Product Management at Salesforce
January 7, 2021

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Aligning Stakeholders Toward a Common Vision

Speaker: Chris Petersen, former UW Husky football coach
Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Jackie BavaroCracking the PM Career

Speaker: Jackie Bavaro, co-author of Cracking the PM Interview and Head of PM at Asana
Thursday, Feburary 18, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Vishal GhotgeOKRs and How to Successfully Implement Them in Your Organization

Speaker: Vishal Ghotge, Chief Product Officer at Payscale
Thursday, March 4, 2021 @ 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Eman BarhoumehEngaging with Engineering: Do’s and Don’ts for Product Managers

Speaker: Eman Barhoumeh, Head of Relevance at Facebook AI
Thursday, April 1st 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Heather Ratcliffe

Removing Bias from the Product

Speaker: Heather Ratcliffe, Director of Product & Technology at T-Mobile

If you or your company has interest in connecting with the product management community, promoting diversity in product management, or supporting groundbreaking programming at the Foster School of Business with a philanthropic investment please contact [email protected]