Boston Women in Product

The Boston area is home to some of the country’s top tech companies – AkamaiWayfairTripAdvisorHubspotIROBOT and most recently, GE decided to relocate the company headquarters to the Boston Seaport district. In 2014, Boston was 4th in the nation in total venture capital funding (coming in behind California and New York). Last year, employment in the product sector grew 8.5%, compared to a measly 1.5% for overall job growth. And yet, with all of this growth, there was nowhere for female product professionals to connect, learn and share.
Late last year, I co-founded the group when two of my colleagues when we realized we wanted a way to connect with other product professionals in the Boston area to address the challenges of working as a woman in a product role. With the support of the Boston Product Management Association (BPMA), myself, Sarah Ptalis and Vanessa Ferranto built the BWP group with the goal of bringing together product-focused women.
The BWP is a community that empowers women to be influences in their role, inspiring them to make a difference and grow in their career. Our mission is to inspire, equip and help advance women in product by encouraging career leadership, development, support, mentoring and building relationships with like-minded women.
We've kicked off a three-part storytelling series. This series features women in product roles from Boston-area businesses sharing their experiences in leadership. Our next event is Thursday, May 19th from 6:30 - 8:00pm at Pivotal Labs in Cambridge. The event will feature a panel of talented product managers including Ellen Chisa VP Product for Lola Travel, Nicole Mace VP Product for Zipcar, and Amisha Thakkar Product Manager at Wolters Kluwer and is sponsored by Pivotal Labs.
I encourage all of you in the Boston area to join us and participate in the ongoing conversation!
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