Take Up the Challenge

Take Up the Challenge

I have always prided myself on being a  feminist. I taught my daughter to use her voice for good, stand up for what’s right, and never allow others to make her feel small. I watch her with joy as she steps into being an amazing adult who has found her voice. Today, I...
Build a Fan-Club

Build a Fan-Club

One of the secrets to fast-tracking to leadership in the world of product management is to build a fan club.  In other words, a group of colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders who see you as an amazing product manager and will support your growth. Here is the...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

You are meeting with senior leaders about the product roadmap. One of them asks you a question you cannot answer. You freeze. You start to panic. Your response is flustered and a bit incoherent. One of the key things that hold us back from moving into product...
The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause

As product managers and leaders, we spend days running from fire drill to fire drill. We are wiped out. And when the kids are asleep, we hit our email and Slack messages to finish up the day. Working like this is stressful; it impacts our health and family and does...
Confidence and Product Leadership

Confidence and Product Leadership

So many product managers I speak to are held back by lack of confidence. When they are talking to senior leaders, they prep for hours since they want to be able to answer any possible question.  When they are asked something they do not know, they shrink in fear....