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Inclusive Product Management Summit

More inclusive teams. More inclusive products.

May 7, 2021・9am-4pm Online

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Topics Covered

Why Inclusion is Critical in Product Management

Gain insight into the future of product management and become better prepared to make a business case for inclusion via presentations by an industry leader and a UW faculty expert.

Key Characteristics of an Effective Inclusion Strategy

Learn to identify an effective inclusion strategy via presentations by an industry leader and a UW faculty expert.

Networking and Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Share

Grow your professional network and learn from product leaders in small group breakouts.

Lightning Stories of Successes and Missteps

Learn from product leaders’ successes and missteps in this succession of 5-minute talks.

Inclusive Processes for Building More Inclusive Products

Learn about the latest inclusive processes via a presentation by a UW faculty expert and a panel discussion with industry leaders.

Co-Creating a Definition of Inclusive Product Management

Collectively define the future of Product Management. Small groups will share and hear unique perspectives before collaboratively documenting requirements for inclusive product management.


The program is currently scheduled to include the following speakers.* Check back for more speaker announcements to come.

Hala Annabi
Associate Professor, UW Information School
Beth Kolko
Professor, UW Human Centered Design & Engineering
Martie Burris
Director of Product Management at Salesforce
Hani Rachidi
VP of Product at Prescryptive Health
Michael Fisher
Lead Product Manager at Community.com
Jeff Shulman
Professor and Director of The Product Management Center, UW Foster
Christina Fong
Associate Dean of Inclusion & Diversity, UW Foster
Srishti Sofat
Group Vice President, Product Development in CX Marketing at Oracle
Abigail Franco
Director, Product & Technology at T-Mobile
Maria Thomas
Chief Product Officer at Buffer
Regine Gilbert
Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Teresa Thomas
Principal Product Manager at Zillow
Brian Glaister
Head of Product and GM of Justice Solutions at Axon
Elizabeth Umphress
Professor, UW Foster
Daphra Holder
Product Lead at Facebook
Padmaja Vrudhula
Senior Director, Product Management at VMware
Angelina Howard
Sr. PM and President of Black Employee Network at Amazon
Shelly Washington-Woodruff
Sr. Director, Product & Technology at T-Mobile

*Speakers are subject to change.

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