A Day in the Life of a Product/Project Manager

Tandem - 2035 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 6:00 PM (CST)

About this event

Are you trying to break into the tech field? Curious about what it’s like to work in different technical positions? Join Girl Develop It and DevMynd for the “Day in the Life” speaker series to learn more about some of the important pieces of a tech team.

In our fourth event of the series, hear from a panel of women from different companies and at different points in their career about how they all came to be product and project managers, what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, and what advice they have for folks looking to enter the field.

-- Schedule for the evening --

6:00 - 6:15: Drinks & Introduction

6:15 - 7:15: Panelist Perspectives

7:15 - 8:00: Moderated & Open Q&A

-- Panels in this series --

• Thurs, Oct 12 - Developer

• Wed, Nov 8 - Designer

• Mon, Dec 4 - Data Engineer

• Thurs, Jan 18 - Product/Project Manager (RSVP here)

• Date TBD (February) - Technical Recruiter

Attendance is free for this and all events in the speaker series! Drinks as refreshment will be provided by our partner for this series, DevMynd.

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct (http://www.girldevelopit.com/codeofconduct).

-- Our panelists --

Aemen Hussain - Product Manager at dscout

Aemen Hussain is a product manager at dscout working on bringing Live, their newest research tool, to market. After pivoting into tech late in 2014, she just recently began her journey in product where her curiosity about curious researchers serves as her driving force.  Self proclaimed jigsaw puzzle master (currently working on a 1000 piece doughnut puzzle) rendering coffee tables useless for extended periods of time.

Anjali Thakrar - Product Manager at Sprout Social

Jessica White - Senior Product Manager at SpotHero

Jessica has 10 years of Product Management experience across several different B2B industries, and is well versed in the Scrum framework. Currently, when she's not traveling the world to see a Radiohead concert, she oversees SpotHero's seller platform. 

Lisa Sams - Director, Engineering PMO at Gogo, LLC

Lisa Sams is the Director, Engineering - PMO at Gogo, the leading provider of inflight internet and entertainment. With over 20 years of project, program and portfolio management experience in the telecommunications, internet, retail and aviation industries; Lisa’s career spans the gamut of working for small, start-up companies to mature, industry dominating giants. Her true passions are efficiency and process improvement – teaching organizations how to be better at what they do; team building – turning a group of individuals into a highly autonomous and self-actualized team; and German Shepherds. Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Lisa graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA, Anthropology many years ago before moving to Chicago to pursue her dream of being cold for six months of the year.

-- Our partner --

DevMynd is a digital product consultancy in Chicago and San Francisco. They create custom software for innovation and growth. From groundbreaking startups to some of the world’s foremost brands, they are proud of the collaborative work they’ve done with their clients.


Thursday, Jan 18
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CST)


2035 W. Wabansia Ave Chicago