AWIP Announces Inaugural Executive Summit to Advance Female Leadership Across Technology Industry

  • Summit to empower product managers in underrepresented groups through services such as networking and professional education
  • Keynote presentations by technology leaders Ron Hirson, CPO of DocuSign, Tatyana Mamut, Ph.D., former GM of AWS and VP of Product at Salesforce
  • Tomasz Tunguz, Partner at Redpoint Ventures, Sarah Guo, General Partner at Greylock Partners, and Dan Scheinman, Angel Investor, to discuss strategies to grow female representation in tech

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), the organization empowering high potential female product and tech leaders through professional education and executive mentorship, is announcing the organization’s inaugural Advancing Women in Product Executive Summit 2018. The summit will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in San Francisco, California with programming designed to help emerging women leaders land more senior roles in tech. The event will feature an intimate networking portion highlighting AWIP’s goals of enhancing personal and professional growth through executive networking and educational opportunities.

Additional featured speakers include Jonathan Oakes, SVP of Product at Fitbit, Meredith Brown, VP of Product at Salesforce, Chris Keene, former VP at VMware and CEO of Teridion, Irina Farooq, VP of Product at Kinetica, Barkha Saxena, VP of Data Science and Analytics at Poshmark, Theresa Vu, Senior Director of Product Management at Splunk, Siobhan Neilland, Senior Leadership Client Lead at AWS, and Vanessa Larco, Partner at NEA. The Executive Summit was made possible by the contributions of DocuSign, Redpoint, Mode Analytics, Magento - Adobe, Coffee Meets Bagel, Kieu Hoang Winery of Napa Valley and the members of AWIP and its ambassador community.

“Women in enterprise technology often run into barriers when moving into leadership roles, and that is what we want to change,” said Nancy Wang, CEO and founder of AWIP. “We are excited to host this event, which provides educational opportunities and advocates for the value of women and minorities represented at all levels of enterprise companies.”

In the technology industry, particularly the B2B sector, women continue to be underrepresented at every stage of the talent pipeline. Since its founding in 2017, AWIP has grown into a global organization with over 3,000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Boston, and Paris - and has helped more than 100 members land new jobs or promotions.

“The future is being built by tech firms in Silicon Valley and beyond,” said Tatyana Mamut, Ph.D., former GM of AWS and Vice President of Product at Salesforce. “Our future depends on advancing women in product into leadership positions.”

WHAT:       AWIP’s Inaugural Advancing Women in Product Executive Summit 2018 and networking event


  • Bridging the Chasm
    Ron Hirson, CPO of DocuSign and host of the AWIP Executive Summit, will share the importance of empowering NextGen women and other underrepresented leaders in tech, and share his insights from AWIP and DocuSign
  • Leading Cultures of Innovation
    Tatyana Mamut, Ph.D., who led innovation at Amazon, Salesforce, and IDEO, will introduce the 4 Cultural Archetypes of Innovative Organizations and the behaviors of innovative cultures
  • Closing remarks by Nancy Wang, CEO of AWIP, Patrick Yang, Director of AWIP’s Ambassadors Community, and Jon Oakes, SVP of Product at Fitbit


  • Expanding Products in a Global Market
    How to launch a successful product globally with careful consideration of each region’s cultural preferences and demographics
  • Building Strategic Partnerships and Partner Ecosystems
    Common product managers’ dilemmas: whether to build internally or buy from a strategic partner, and how to maximize the outcome from that decision
  • Growing the Presence: Women in Technology
    Real situations where women’s unique perspectives have increased an organization’s profits, along with strategies to attract talented women
WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. PDT

DocuSign Executive Briefing Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

To request an invitation, please write to Current AWIP community members and those interested in joining are welcome to request invitations. For more information on the summit, please visit:

About AWIP

Co-founded by two Google and Amazon PMs, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) empowers tech leaders through equality of opportunity in career advancement for both men and women. AWIP believes in the power of education and community to propel the technology industry forward. To learn more and to join AWIP, visit, @theAWIP on Twitter, and @AdvancingWomenInProduct on Facebook.


Ale Valeriano, 512-960-8222

Release Summary

AWIP Executive Summit 2018 to empower product managers in underrepresented groups through services such as networking and professional education.


Ale Valeriano, 512-960-8222