In recognition of International Women’s Day, The Association of Product Professionals wants to shine a spotlight on 15 women in the product community who we admire.
There are so many amazing capable, intelligent and influential women working in product – definitely too many to list! We celebrate you, today and every day.
Check out this list of our Top Women in Product to Follow in 2022, and be sure to give them a follow!
Top Women in Product to Follow in 2022
Teresa is an acclaimed author, speaker, and product discovery coach. The word that comes to mind when talking about her impact on the product community is DISCOVERY. Her book helps to fill your product’s gap and set you on the path to success. We recommend picking up a copy to her latest book, Continuous Discovery Habits: Discover Products that Create Customer Value and Business Value, and giving it a read! You wont want to put it down.
Radhika is a passionate product coach and speaker and the author of Radical Product Thinking: The New Mindset for Innovating Smarter. If you are looking for something radical to read, then this is right up your alley! Radhika is also a member of the Advisory Board at the Association of the Product Professionals.
In the product space, Mind the Product is a big name! Janna is one of the faces behind Mind the Product, co-founding the company 12 years ago. She continues to be an enthusiastic leader, bringing together aspiring PM’s and members across the world to share their love for product.
When you think of female empowerment, you think of Yardley. Yardley is Head of Product for Small Business at Facebook and a co-founder/board member of Women in Product – a non-profit organization with 25,000 members worldwide focused on building a strong community of women builders and leaders.
Adrienne is a product geek who is well-known for her green hair, forthright opinions and formidable product expertise. She can also be credited with raising the profile of the product profession, having championed product people in Australia and abroad for over 20 years. In addition to running this, she somehow finds time to be a member of the Advisory Board at the Association of Product Professionals.
Christina Wodtke is an author, professor and speaker who teaches techniques to create high performing teams. Her latest edition of Radical Focus shows how to set better goals and create a rhythm of execution in order to achieve great things.
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You’ve no doubt heard Melissa’s name – she is an enthusiastic product management leader, educator, board member, author, and speaker. She has extensive experience teaching product management with a plethora of insightful podcasts, videos, blogs, articles and posts all available via LinkedIn or YouTube.
Shyvee loves to mentor and coach aspiring PMs. She provides product management and career-related tips, helping millions of people upskill and reskill. She has spent the last decade coaching and mentoring hundreds of high-achieving individuals make progress in their careers and find meaning in their work.
Kate is an organisational design consultant, coach and product advisor, drawing on more than 25 years of experience to lead transformation initiatives across finance, media, government, travel, and non-for-profit sectors. You may have seen her speak at one of many product conferences across the globe, or on one of several product podcasts she’s been a guest on.
Nicole is the Chief Product Officer of Redbubble, and has made a significant impact to their expansion. She has previously held roles with Xero and Seek, and is someone to follow for insights into a CPO’s journey and success delivering growth for a community or business.
Emily brings nearly 15 years of product management experience to her role as Managing Director at Mind the Product. She is passionate about the craft of product management and loves talking about new ways to make products people love.
Tatyana is an inspiring product leader and speaker. She loves talking about anything and everything to do with product management, from tech, innovation, future of work, product development and Product-Led transformation.
Nancy is a General Manager at Amazon Web Services, where she leads P&L, product, engineering, and design for its data protection and governance businesses. She shares insightful thoughts, blogs and podcasts with her network on LinkedIn.
Petra is an independent product leadership coach and author of STRONG Product People, a book that should be on your to-read list (assuming you haven’t read it already!). Petra has been helping product teams boost their skill sets and up their game since 2013.
You know your product is awesome – but does anybody else? April Dunford, positioning guru and tech exec, will enlighten you with her book; Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It. April is an experienced startup executive with a deep interest in how companies bring new offerings to market and get them into the hands of customers that are willing to pay for them.
Happy International Women's day! After checking out this list of our Top Women in Product to Follow in 2022, let us know in the comments of our socials who’s on YOUR top women in product list (don’t forget to tag them so we can follow them too!).