Are You Secretly Meant for Product Management?

A Conversation Presented by Learning Sponsor, Carnegie Mellon

What skills does it take to become a product leader? What support and resources can you take advantage of during your journey? In this panel discussion, three women share their stories about taking the leap into product management and offer advice for fellow aspiring PMs and those interested in learning more about the field. Join us to gain insights into how gender gaps and representation can affect roles in Product Management.


  • Make pivots from diverse backgrounds into product leadership
  • Speak up and use your voice
  • Utilize mentors and allies to empower your growth
  • Elevate others as a woman leader in product


March 8 | 9am CST


Meet the Panelists

Tanuja Vallabhaneni

Senior Product Manager,

Ashka Shah

MS in Product Management Graduate,
Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business

Beth Walter

Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Communication,
Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business

Ali Wang

Product Manager,
Amazon Web Services

Brad Eiben

Executive Director, MS in Product Management, ,
Carnegie Mellon University

This event is part of the programming of the AWIT Week

AWIT is convening our global community to raise awareness of the diversity gaps in tech leadership, empower women and enable allies to successfully accelerate careers, and showcase the expertise of our community members for Women's History Month.

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