The Products by Women podcast is a series that features the women behind innovative, sustainable, ethical and cutting-edge brands and products across industries from fashion to tech and everything else in between.
We’ll be talking to women leaders and innovators around the world about how they built and scaled their products and what motivates them and keeps them going!
"My mission is to make PR accessible for early-stage entrepreneurs without breaking the bank." - Gloria Chou, PR Guru
In this episode, we'll be chatting with Gloria Chou - a PR guru, former Diplomat, and TV producer.
Gloria has never worked at an agency or had any formal training, ever. She learned how to "hack" her own PR by cold calling/emailing thousands of editors and learned what works, and now she teaches her winning methods to early-stage founders.
Gloria is a PR coach at many organizations like Barclays RISE, IFW, Freelance Founders, and more.
How to get started with your PR journey
Why it's important to start thinking about PR early and often
PR resources, tips, and tricks
"I realize that some days are smoother because I've invested in myself" - Ruchika Mishra, Product Owner | Meditation Teacher
Ruchika Mishra is a mother, a product owner for a top financial firm, and a meditation teacher. Listen to her inspiring story of finding balance in these roles and moving forward with equanimity during the pandemic. She gives practical advice on how to take care of one's mental health and easy self-care tips that can be applied in one's daily routine.
- How to break into product management
- Overcoming imposter syndrome
- Prioritizing self-care, mental health and dealing with stress during the pandemic
- And more...
Podcast Host: Aratrika (Doni) R, Product Marketing Analyst at TransUnion
Products by Women is on a mission to help women find gaps in the skills and connect them with mentors, professional development and job opportunities to accelerate their careers. Our platform offers a global community for women in technology to develop personally and professionally. Founded in 2019, Products by Women has since expanded virtually and has partnered with speakers from Forbes, Glossier, Etsy, Amazon, Squarespace and more. We now have 8000+ members in 70+ countries, where professional women and founders continue to network, innovate and make lasting relationships.
Meet Erin Flynn, Co-founder and CEO of Cladwell - An app that helps you experience the freedom of a capsule wardrobe
Meet, Erin Flynn, Co-founder and CEO of Cladwell - An app that helps you experience the freedom of a capsule wardrobe.
Erin has 10 years of experience in taking ideas or insights and transforming them into products that people use daily. She’s spent the majority of her career starting and creating new businesses both on her own and within a corporation.
In 2009, she grew her fashion blog, Reality Chic, into a business and was featured as a Microsoft Champion, appeared on a reality tv show ALL ON THE LINE on with Joe Zee (Creative Director of ELLE Magazine), and secured brand partnerships with T.J. Maxx, Accessorize, Shoe Dazzle, The Huffington Post, and attended Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In 2017, Erin was selected as a recipient of The Women of Influence Award.
In this episode Erin talks to us about:
Her journey and how she became an entrepreneur
Her advice on raising funds and going through accelerators
Dealing with obstacles
And a lot more...
If you or something you know would like to be featured in an upcoming episode - drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about Products by Women and our initiatives here!
Meet, Ire Aderinokun - Nigeria's first female Google Developer Expert, Cofounder and COO of BuyCoins (YC S18), a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa.
Ire Aderinokun is a self-taught Frontend Developer and User Interface Designer from Lagos, Nigeria. She is the Cofounder, COO, and VP Engineering of BuyCoins (YC S2018), a cryptocurrency exchange for Africa, and previously worked with eyeo, the company behind products like Adblock Plus and Flattr Plus, building open source software to make a better internet.
In this episode, Ire talks to us about:
- How she transitioned from being a lawyer to a developer
- Y Combinator application tips
- Tips on raising early stage funding
- Why diversity and inclusivity matter in tech
- And a lot more...
“Don’t just inspire people, but show them how it is done”, says Upasna Gautam, PM at CNN.
Upasna is the Product Manager on the E-Commerce team at CNN where she develops and optimizes the technological infrastructure that powers the domain. Prior to her Product Management role at CNN, Upasna worked in SEO and data science for a decade and has architected and managed the organic search strategies for PCMag, Mashable, Ford Motor Company, Valvoline, Mars Corporation, Mars Pet Food, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and Kimberly-Clark. She has presented her thought leadership on product and search optimization at major tech conferences across the globe, including the Digital Summit series, INBOUND, SMX Advanced, Conductor C3, State of Search, Data Science Salon, and Advanced Search Summit. One of the highlights of her professional career was in May 2019, when she delivered her TED talk in Dallas, titled “Optimizing for the Next Billion.”
In this episode Upasana will talks to us about:
Her journey so far and transition into tech and product
Skill needed to thrive in the tech space
How she became a public speaker
The importance of mentorship
Leadership and a whole lot more
Host: Shrinedhi Rajan | Editor: Stephan Cho
"Educate yourself! A lot of people will try to take things away from you, but they can never take away your knowledge" - Elaine Montilla
Montilla shares her experience overcoming the biases and how valuable it is to constantly learn and grow. Also, as Montilla suggests, everyone's success is unique and so is the magic formula to succeed. And it's up to us to explore the different avenues and find what's best for us!
Elaine is recognized as a dynamic and solutions-oriented IT Executive with 20+ years of progressively responsible experience providing vision and leadership while developing and implementing large-scale IT strategies and initiatives within the higher education industry. She drives operational excellence through improved business processes and enterprise systems, while also managing institutional risks and ensuring alignment with the academic mission.
Take a listen to Elaine's TED talk here
Elaine is also respected as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who guides cross-functional teams in delivering complex projects that achieve long-term goals while fostering a culture of transparency, accountability, and professional development. She continually researches and recommends emerging technology solutions to unique problems, elevating efficiency and effectiveness throughout the institution. Highly organized and self-directed, Elaine has a proven ability to manage large budgets, allocate resources, and handle all software licensing and vendor contracts. She builds and maintains lasting relationships with campus stakeholders to maximize project success, while also communicating the technology vision through a people-focused approach, and she thrives in fast-paced, diverse environments that champion inclusion and innovation.
Elaine has exemplary educational qualifications, including a Master of Science in Business Management and Leadership from the CUNY School of Professional Studies, combined with a Project Management Professional Certification to support her extensive experience.
Elaine is also the founder of 5xminority, whose mission is to demonstrate how businesses can be powerful platforms for social change. All companies must create workplaces that reflect the communities they are serving, and the voices of each employee need to be supported and celebrated daily. 5xminority was created to advocate for and support women and minorities to thrive in the workplace while being their whole self.
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Host: Shrinedhi Rajan
Editor: Stephan Cho
Highlights women led products
One of a kind podcast that highlights women led products. Gives a glimpse into the product building thought process of female founders and innovators. Excited to hear and learn more. I really like the analysis of the product and brand itself in the discussions.